Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Why I Helped Start Screw Loose Change

Explained to my readers at Lifelike Pundits.

10 Comments:

At 12 July, 2006 02:57, Blogger Billythekid said...

A sneak preview of what the Truthers are planning (http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/10/18286877.php):

Goals

Create new nationwide grassroots-based social movement
Put powerholders’ actual policies in public spotlight & on the agenda
Create a public platform from which the movement can educate the public
Create public dissonance by showing 2 distinct views of reality- the movements’ and the powerholders’
Win public sympathy and majority public opinion
Become recognized as legitimate opposition.

(It is not a goal or expectation to get the powerholders to change their minds, policies, or behavior in this stage.)
Pitfalls (to avoid)

Political naivety – expecting the powerholders to cave in to opposition
Burnout, depression, and dropout from the movement from unrealistic expectations
Failure to see Take-off as a success in the process of winning
Developing an attitude of arrogant self righteousness, ideological absolutism, violence, and self importance.

Dangers (to avoid)

Widespread actions must be non-violent to win the support of the public.
Professional Opposition Organization’s preventing take-off- undercutting the new rebel groups as being “politically incorrect” harming their validity.

They also seem to be aware of this: "(...) but there will be efforts to destroy, discourage, and splinter the movement"

 
At 12 July, 2006 03:08, Blogger Billythekid said...

"Developing an attitude of arrogant self righteousness, ideological absolutism, and self importance."

They don't read their own rules, do they?

 
At 12 July, 2006 04:32, Blogger CHF said...

Sorry truthers, but until you purge your ranks of the Holocaust deniers and no-planers you can forget about any public swell of support.

Morons like Fetzer, Jones and Wood don't help either.

Ditto for Charlie Sheen and Alex Jones.

Come to think of it, your whole movement is basically fucked up, isn't it?

 
At 12 July, 2006 06:09, Blogger Avery Dylan said...

Like, hey, man,
I mean, sing the song with me:

"Who's the leader of the cult that's made for you and me?

Avery

Avery,

Oh You S- O- B!"

Sung to the tune of the Mickey Mouse March

 
At 12 July, 2006 09:05, Blogger Richard said...

With those latest set of goals as well as other past events I don't think that they can hide the fact that the "truth" movement is just a anti-bush/anti-administration rant. If you don't like what's happening in the government, fine. But don't use 9/11 as a platform for doing so. I have some serious problems with the current administration but I don't need to cook up crazy theories to make my complaints any more legitimate.

 
At 12 July, 2006 11:46, Blogger shawn said...

IndyMedia needs to end itself. It's one of the most biased news sources on the planet.

 
At 12 July, 2006 14:21, Blogger Dog Town said...

This is great glad ya started it.I went over to LC blog.What a joke.Had a couple of g-rated exchanges with the kooks.Left a link to LC Viewer Guide, http://www.ccdominoes.com/lc/LooseChangeGuide.html.They got mad and locked me out of their site.Guess no room in their "TRUTH" for it.

 
At 12 July, 2006 16:36, Blogger default.xbe said...

"Who's the leader of the cult that's made for you and me?

Avery

Avery,

Oh You S- O- B!"


Avery! (Korey Rowe!)

Avery! (Korey Rowe!)

Avery.

Avery.

Oh you S-O-B!!

:)

 
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