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A Game Plan For Actually Winning Our Freedom Back -- Part 1

Hey everyone, I haven't posted in a while, but I have some ideas on how we can re-position this movement to actually win our Freedom back. This is Part 1, let me know what you think from your comments and if you're on board to hear more, I'll post Part 2.
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Instead of putting all of our eggs into one basket: The election of Liberty Candidates and some miracle of a re-balancing of power in 2012 with the election of Ron Paul, we need to start being practical and realistic and start learning from the opponent before it's too late. We need to be like the elites in that they have multiple pots on the stove at all times; like a hydra, if they lose one head or organization, two more sprout up where that one was lost and they've still got many others to choose from. That's how we need to be. We need to focus on multiple avenues of spreading our ideology and message by tailoring the presentation of our message to our audience.

The first thing everyone here needs to do is read "The 48 Laws of Power" by Robert Greene (Downloadable here for Free: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FTG7A2SF) (Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/48-Laws-Power-Robert-Greene/dp/0140280...). It will lend a valuable insight on exactly how the elite operate in order to manipulate and control mass public thought and opinion. It will also explain why, despite fervent explanations and appeal to logic and reason, many people still adamantly oppose you and turn on you for telling the truth/trying to open their eyes and help them.

We can actually compete with those in power for hearts and minds by employing their own techniques against them. In order to defeat the enemy, we need to mirror its tactics. This includes better marketing of our message, providing services (by means of introducing innovative workarounds to government roadblocks on business and rebuilding communities by bartering, volunteering, etc. -- basically helping people out in a reasonable way), and becoming an integral part of the fabric of the community.

When it comes down to it, people trust what they see everyday rather than what they hear. By actually acting local and DOING SOMETHING GOOD, rather than talking about the coming collapse and how much everything sucks and how evil all the elite are, people can be won over.

If you can give broke, scared, unemployed people some direction to turn other than "vote for a liberty candidate / write your congressman / go protest at a Tea Party" -- then you can change their minds because they will be receptive to your message since it was your actions that actually helped them to get out of their situation in some way.

If we don't start doing this, it's only one False Flag event away from the end. All they have to do is have one agent provocateur or lunatic open-fire at a Tea Party and they'll hunt down every single "Constitution Loving Potential Homegrown Terrorist" in America and much of the public will be cheering for it.

This is why it is imperative to redirect that energy from spirited protest to productive real-world action ASAP. The Tea Parties have already accomplished their jobs. People now know that they're not alone and there are millions who are receptive to a new direction. It's time to be smart and seize upon that receptiveness and embrace it with not only words but constructive action.

This is also advantageous because there is no one for Government or the MSM to scapegoat if there is no single target. This also means creating splinter groups without the words "Tea Party" in their names. Focus local. We value people as individuals, let's start appealing to them as such. People will get the picture.

The Tea Parties can fizzle out and the Freedom Movement can take its place. That way it doesn't matter if the RNC blows a billion dollars on their fake Tea Party Express stuff, no one will be buying it since they'll already be members of their local Freedom/Liberty organizations that are actually doing something more than protesting. Best of all, this re-branding neutralizes the threat of provocateur action as well as any hate coming from the MSM. What are they going to say? "Look at those scumbag Freedom Lovers, they're volunteering to help build affordable housing for homeless grandmas and teaching their neighbors how to grow their own vegetables because they can't stand the thought of a black man as President" I think not.

If you could look out your window and see a bunch of those "crazy racist Teabaggers" helping rebuild homes, working within their communities to create localized food / farming sources, self-sustainable neighborhoods, etc. and then you hear CNN/MSNBC/CBS/NBC/ABC and others continue to bash them you'll stop listening b/c you know it's B.S. -- but if the only exposure you have to the Freedom Movement is the TV clips you see of people protesting all day long or Sarah Palin / Fox News attacking Obama, you might be fooled. This is why it is very important to start DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE ON A LOCAL LEVEL.

This is how Big Government built its base of power in the first place (this is the system of community organizing in order to build "coalitions of power"). By giving money through welfare and other programs, the government actually provided people with something whereas they otherwise had nothing, and this ingratiated them. We can use this same technique, but instead of welfare, we can set an example of self-sufficiency and actually help people learn how to do things for themselves without having to depend on Government; by demonstrating real world application of Freedom, this does far more than all the speeches and Youtube videos in the world.

If you guys are receptive to these concepts and want to hear more, let me know and I'll post Part 2 that has some more specifics on: exactly the types of stuff/ activities we can start with as well as some ways to splinter, further decentralize, and even create specialized "teams" within the movement to help streamline spreading the message (by incorporating people's individual talents into an area where their expertise could be used); drastically reducing the costs of producing ads for candidates; eliminating the hazard of campaigns wasting time/money when we donate to them, real-time demographic polling/tracking in order to have instant response to lagging support areas, blowing apart the idea of the traditional barometer of political strength being fundraising totals, etc.



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Great thread. I think this idea dovetails nicely with the

civic action recommendations in the Articles of Freedom. Have you read this work of the Continental Congress 2009? There is a good summary of the 14 Articles (Constitutional Violations) in the back. You can find it all here: articlesoffreedom.us.

"Be wary of those who know the truth. Align yourself with those who are questing for the truth." L. Gardner

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for others.

. @ @ . Power to the People!
@ O @ -----> PEOPLE
. @ @ . NOT Corporate Entities!

Five stars for Positive Activism

Thanks, bookmarked, bumped and looking forward to part 2.
Hope this makes front page. I love when people are thinking of positive activism.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

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Link to a more easily

Link to a more easily accessible look at the book.

http://books.google.com/books?id=tmmOvqV4MboC&printsec=front...

Mises.org
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I'll 2nd the request

post part 2. I always like to see others ideas and glean any wisdom that might be there. I was thinking your article was just going to be another tired old rehash of the same old campaign, protest, blah, blah, blah. This is similar to the idea I embraced well over a year ago on a personal level when I gave up the fight so to speak. I decided I didn't have a voice, never would have a voice, so I would just change me and the way I did things. I'll read the 48 law thing too. I already have felt more empowered and more free by the changes I've made in my personal life. There is no one answer, no magically cure, but sharing ideas is always good.

chinkadaro

That's my point exactly. No

That's my point exactly. No one actually has their voice heard and your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, hopes, dreams are all ignored or walked over by other people who have decided for you what YOUR FREEDOM is all about. It's time to give everyone who wants to be heard a chance to shine, and you don't need any money to start doing it. I'll be posting part 2 soon, thanks for the feedback!

Love this idea...

Great direction to go in.

It's very close to what I'm trying to do. I put together a book for those people who won't read anything controversial. It lists many problems in a way that they much come to their own conclusions and offers solutions, which are mostly local type activities that are good under any circumstances. It promotes being more active and doing your own research.

I still need to give it the once over again and do some formatting, but the content is mostly done. I'd love to hear other grass roots comments on it. If anyone wants to read it and offer their comments, send me a gmail under my last name. (last 9 chars)

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I would be interested in part

I would be interested in part two--not that I am a community leader, but this is really an interesting slant.

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Before corporate farms and fast food chains, not too long ago,

life was less complicated.
However, I see many freedom chanting people around the world "like a hydra, if they lose one head or organization, two more sprout up where that one was lost and they've still got many others to choose from."

Take a look around your neighborhood, discover where it's happening . . . join in . . . the timing is good for discussions.
Yes, lets bring back sanity. Good old hands on day by day . . . it'll get better sooner.

I attend raw food pot lucks and afterwards, the talk is often political because of the severe intrusion of corporatacracy into the food chain.
Getting together over food makes for easier bonding, to do as you suggest, to make greater plans, such as neighborhood restoration and victory gardens, or creating barter. We've got to feed our activist, eh!
The book looks like a good read, thanks.

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

This sounds much like the "Megashift" or

"Open Church" approach communicated by James Rutz, only applied politically. (instead of spiritually) I'm all for this grass-roots type approach. Do you have any practical tips for those with limited resources?

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Absolutely. The plan calls

Absolutely. The plan calls for people to contribute in any way they can, given that you have small groups of people organizing to do practical things. Whether it's just coming together to mend a fence or holding a potluck for the people on your street like RawFood was talking about, it's about showcasing the value of humanity--no money is necessary. And really, it's difficult to get tons of people on board for anything, but if you start with a handful that share your idea or are willing to try, then it can start building into something larger. Really, I have a very simple system worked out in Part 2 if you want me to post it. I just wanted to see if people even cared with my first post.

The goal is to show that there are people out there who care. The point isn't just to protest Obama and taxes but to DO SOMETHING, even on the smallest level possible, and once there are some accomplishments under our belt that will get people's attention; because it's better than the situation of everyone sitting around waiting for something to happen or someone to lead right now. Like Gerald Celente said: "When people lose everything, they lose it." If even one person at a Tea Party "loses it" that's the excuse MSM needs to start the martial law lockdown. So, while people are riled up, it's time to start offering outlets for their energy and emotion that can yield real results.

The power of love, not the love of power.

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And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

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Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

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