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Commentary :: Globalization
Simple but POWERFUL activism idea
05 Nov 2011
A simple but powerful suggestion to enhance the
impact of "occupy" and similar activism events.
I suggest that patriots, at every "occupy" event,
and other events where appropriate, ALL gather
into a military formation in public view, and
slowly and solemnly repeat this part of the military,
police and government official oath:

"I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA AGAINST ALL ENEMIES
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC."

There is nothing uniquely "military" about that
part of the oath! Standing in formation is very
easy to do, and there will be at least one veteran
to assist in any gathering.

"Defend" doesn't have to mean violence, either.
There are plenty of peaceful ways to do that,
peacefully "occupying" being one.

By SLOWLY and carefully repeating that, OVER
AND OVER, bystanders will hear, and some are
very likely to join in!

Imagine how big a formation might grow if those
in the formation waved passers-by to come join it!
Can you imagine the impact on nearby government
or media office personnel if they kept hearing that
oath being repeated, in ever louder numbers?

May apply in other countries too - most constitu-
tions have excellent guiding principles which are
ignored by their regimes.

God speed!

Eleanor White

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05 Nov 2011
Some of us find militarism unsavory and other are against the government altogether. Quakers do not take oaths at all.