vruz says: I’m honestly not sure, but I think that you may be missing the point a bit. the point is probably not to disrupt the US economy (that’s what the Tea Party caucus does) but to make a symbolic stand and be heard by those in positions of power who can take decisions when they feel the heat (not the bank clerks). I don’t think anyone at this point is thinking of causing shock, but making peaceful protest. It will depend on the clarity of message they deliver whether it scales up or not, not on the decibels of some Tea Party-like angry shouting, and most certainly not their guns.
» SFB says: Honestly, we’re not thinking of it from a disrupt-the-economy aspect at all, but more a public relations, push-the-message-forward one. It’s sort of like, yes, you have to start somewhere, but if you’re going to make your voice heard, timing is your best friend. A Saturday start for a protest of something that’s best-known as a weekday endeavor, it feels ill-timed to us. The impact gets lost. Tea Partiers have scale and organization to push their momentum … those protesting Wall Street don’t have the same level of scale, but good timing goes a long way to make up for that. That’s why we pulled out the example of “Sleep Now in the Fire” — that wasn’t a massive protest, but it was well-timed and as a result, it helped push the message (which was similar to this one) further. — Ernie @ SFB
The method of protest that we’re using, the purpose is to interrupt the flow of Wall Street.Occupy Wall Street protester Joe Sharkey • Revealing that the group’s purpose is to make it difficult for workers to get around the protesters — a method that will see its first real test tomorrow, when an actual work day hits. While the protest has remained largely peaceful, things could start to get thorny in the next day. Starkey says tomorrow is a “crucial period” for the group of roughly 1,500 to 2,000 protesters. ”We are going to ride and coordinate and communicate,” he said. “The process takes a long time.” The protests, put together by anti-consumerism magazine AdBusters, have been planned for a number of months. source (via • follow)