Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
Right. You are telling me that there was no demand for a more portable phone and internet connection? The iPhone is nothing but the "better mousetrap" you learn in econ 101. There is always a demand for a better mousetrap.
Give this dude a bullhorn!!
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There are older and retired people at the protest, there are homeless people, students, employed, unemployed, well educated and not so well educated. There are conservatives and liberals. If the MSM, which actually has done little to cover the protests, continually aired quotes from the erudite and the well spoken, those of you who support Wall Street would have been moaning about the "elitists".
Most certainly Wall Street/Corporations or the US Government (not that there is a difference anymore) have loads of plants in the mix. I know I keep mentioning it, but misdirection and subtrefuge are just a couple more tools in Corpgov's black art kit. One, there are many, of the ways to mitigate the efforts of the protesters is to use agents provocateur to discredit the movement. I've said it and What if has said it, and a few others have said it - Nothing in MSM and beyond is without purpose and the purpose is often deceit. Mass communication, mass deceit, control of the masses.
Some of the people to be interviewed can easily have been pre-selected or positioned. There is no doubt in my mind the protesters are now infested with people who have been sent to defuse the protest in any number of ways. Playing stupid would be a start. If that doesn't work they have plans A, B and C ready to discredit the effort.
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Yelling for real dude was for real.
"As during the Boston Massacre and the mass protests that followed it in the late winter of 1770, "the laboring classes...formed the bulk of actors...at the [Boston] Tea Party" of December 16, 1773. The working, or "laboring," class aspect of the historic event was evident not just in the social composition of the cadres who moved from "Old South" (the Boston meetinghouse where the patriots approved and planned their soon-to-be-famous assault on British tea) to British cargo ships that fateful evening. It was clear also in how the action - remembered in official public memory as "the destruction of the tea" (not "the tea party") until the early 1830's - sent up the refined tea-making rituals of the British elite and its colonial representatives. What came later to be called the Tea Party was, historian Alfred F. Young notes, "a mock enactment of the making of tea. The cry in Old South, 'Boston harbor a teapot tonight,' set the tone. The spirit of the day and night, after two weeks of suspense, was one of festive euphoria. Furthermore,If the Boston Tea Party took place today, the rightwing would accuse them of being dirty hippies and demand that they be thrown in jail
to "make tea" in Boston harbor mocked the genteel tea ritual. Tea, as Mercy Otis Warren wrote, was "an article used by all ranks in America," but among the better sort the conduct of brewing, pouring, and serving tea was an elaborate, mannered class ritual managed by women. Among the well-to-do, it required the elegant silver teapots, creamers, and sugar bowls crafted by silversmiths like [Boston's Paul] Revere, the tea caddies, serving trays, and tea tables made by skilled woodworkers, and the porcelain cups, saucers, and serving dishes imported from abroad. For the boarding parties - all but a minority of them able to wield block and tackle and lift and break open 350-pound chests - to "make tea" in Boston harbor was a parody of class and gender [and]...another way to channel class resentment.
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"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."