WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The protesters, said a firm that lobbies for the industry.is a big enough problem for U.S. banks that they should pay for opposition research into the political motives of
, a Washington-based firm, proposed the idea in a memo to the , an industry group which said on Saturday that it did not act on the idea.
The four-page memo outlined how the firm could analyze the source of protesters' money, as well as their rhetoric and the backgrounds of protest leaders.
"If we can show they have the same cynical motivation as a political opponent, it will undermine their credibility in a profound way," said the memo, according to a copy of it on the website of TV news channel MSNBC, which first reported on it. (See MSNBC's report http://upwithchrishayes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/19/8896362-exclu
This PROVES that OWS is having an effect. If it weren't, then the banksters wouldn't even have considered such a proposal. Who's to say they haven't? If they were plotting to undermine OWS, it would be done with the strictest security.
Activism DOES work. We must continue to support them, and continue with our own grassroots activism as well. Keep that literature flowing. On line activism is good too, but let's not put all our eggs in one basket. If one is good, both are better. Well, you can take Thanksgiving off. You've all earned that. But let's get back to work next week. The enemy surely will, so we must as well.
Also, let's keep those pledges and donations coming. Remember yesterday's post on Gingrich? He made those inflammatory statements about OWS at a fundraising dinner. All political parties solicit donations to keep going. The ANP is no different in that respect. We need operating funds too.
If you can't or won't get out there and give out literature, at least give as much as you can. Every cent is appreciated and put to good use, and absolutely NOTHING goes into anyone's personal pocket. Thank you.