Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MoveOn says, "we all need to drop what we're doing and go on offense."

I belong to MoveOn.org so you don't have to.

I thought you might be interested in how they are crowing about the success of Occupy Wall Street and what they have planned for the future. I suspect this will get much worse before it gets better. I would not be surprised if on November 17th we do no see violence such as has been witnessed is Italy and Greece in recent protest. I would not be surprised to see smashed windows and cars set on fire.  In a way, that could be a good thing. Violence will alienate many of the dissatisfied middle class who are enjoying the opportunity to express their populist displeasure at the financial sector.

A car is set on fire as protesters clash with
police in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011
Many of the young college students who simply wanted to beat drums and march and be part of something big will drop out if their is real possibility they could get hurt their heads bashed in. I hope there is not violence, but if the movement turns violent, that could be the end of the movement. I think the organizers will create more rage than they can control. I am going out on a limb and predicting riots on or before November 17th. 

A dramatic shift in America

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 1:49 PM
To: "Rod Williams"
Dear MoveOn member,
In a few short weeks everything's changed. America is finally talking about how our economy is rigged to advantage the wealthiest 1% over the rest of us.
Thanks to the bravery of the protesters down on Wall Street, real change is now possible. So we all need to drop what we're doing and go on offense.
In addition to providing all the support we can to #OccupyWallStreet, at MoveOn we're scrambling to launch a huge campaign to make Wall Street pay. We're organizing mass meetings in hundreds of cities. We've hired filmmakers to tell the stories that the mainstream media are ignoring. We're turning up the heat on the banks by helping people move their money. And we're helping organize two major national days of protest in November.
Together, we can make sure this momentum keeps building. But this all takes money—for materials, coordination, tech, and supporting thousands of volunteers. This is the moment. Can you chip in $5?
Yes, I can contribute $5 to help keep up the fight.
The tide is turning. We have to capitalize on this momentum now—because those standing with Wall Street and the 1% won't stay quiet for long. Here are just a few of the things we're doing:
  • Building tools to help you, along with cities, pension funds, and universities, take money out of the banks that crashed our economy and keep profiting by hurting the 99% 

  • Participating in a massive "Make Wall Street Pay" global day of action for November 5, where we all put those tools to move our money to use 

  • Empowering people to hold teach-ins in their communities to tell their friends and neighbors the story of how our economy came to favor the 1% over the 99%

  • Working with partners to organize a massive day of action on November 17 before the congressional Super Committee's deadline, to make sure Washington creates Jobs Not Cuts and makes the ultra-rich pay

These are huge undertakings to match a huge moment. Can you chip in $5 now so we don't lose this opportunity?

Yes, I can contribute $5 to help keep the momentum going.

Thanks for all you do.
–Daniel, Stefanie, Elena, Peter, and the rest of the team

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