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Forum Post: How To Move The Protest From Bankers To Belugas

Posted 7 months ago on Sept. 5, 2013, 10:11 a.m. EST by almondBoy (-255)
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So, how do we accomplish this? How do we go from bankers to belugas in practice.

I was thinking we should create a logo of the fist of power, but that it should hold some earth it in, with a few flowers and animals. Now, this has to be done right so it's not interpreted in the reverse direction (the fist destroying the planet). Somehow, it should be made to look like we are helping the planet. Maybe the fist of power is not right, but something along these lines.

We also need a new tag line. 99% vs 1% doesn't work in this case. It won't be about wealth inequality anymore. Anyone have any ideas?

We should probably rebrand this site as well.

We should all be motivated. This is an exciting time for OWS. Changing the goal to something more achievable and important is not only laudable, it's also just plain fun.

Let's all share our ideas on rebranding here. I just thought of a few things, but there's so many ideas we could develop. I can't wait to hear what you're thinking.

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[-] 1 points by shooz (26677) 7 months ago

The actual goals are not that dissimilar.

Ultimately, the ability to identify and control/limit greed is the key.

[-] -2 points by almondBoy (-255) 7 months ago

We've talk about this many times. Greed comes from power. Remove power, it removes greed. Power corrupts, and ultimate power corrupts ultimately. This is why Occupy promotes anarchy. This is why it's not good that you have moderation privileges giving you power over others here. Anarchy is always the best method.

Now, do you wish to provide an on topic comment?

[-] 3 points by shooz (26677) 7 months ago

Who's we?

This is my first attempt to talk with you.

Power and greed, are two very different things.

You shouldn't confuse them with obsolete adages.

[-] -1 points by almondBoy (-255) 7 months ago

Power and greed are entwined. Greed is natural. Everyone is greedy to a point. Power permits that greed to be turned into practice. Anarchy limits power over others, which in turn limits the potential to be greedy in practice.

[-] 3 points by shooz (26677) 7 months ago

Oh gosh.

The first question was......"who's we?" You didn't answer it.

But

Power and greed are two different things, you do a disservice by insisting that they are closely related.

Greed is NOT innate. It's a learned behavior, that often becomes a full blown form of disease. Pleonexia.

http://wordsmith.org/words/pleonexia.html

Power can simply be the ability to flip a light switch.

My original statement still stands.

WallStreet, has it's "fingers" in everything. It is the ultimate seat of greed.

[-] -1 points by almondBoy (-255) 7 months ago

You just came here to post an off-topic rant. I don't have to answer all your useless questions.

Do you have anything on-topic to contribute here?

The question was how can we rebrand Occupy for this bankers to belugas transition?

If you can't remain on-topic and answer that, then I don't care for your contributions here. Start other postings if you wish to discuss something else.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26677) 7 months ago

I don't have an issue with how it's "branded" now,. is what I'm trying to tell you. So indeed, I'm very much on topic.

Now, who's this "we" you spoke of? AS in this quote form you.

"We've talk about this many times. "

It's important that it's know, who that "we' is.