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How Occupy Wall Street can have staying power

How Occupy Wall Street can have staying power

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Published by William McGaughey
To defeat the power of Money, a political movement would be well advised to adopt the methods of money. That is to say, participants need incentives to contribute to the cause. They need an ownership interest in their common enterprise. The website, http://www.GoldParty.org explains how.
To defeat the power of Money, a political movement would be well advised to adopt the methods of money. That is to say, participants need incentives to contribute to the cause. They need an ownership interest in their common enterprise. The website, http://www.GoldParty.org explains how.

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How Occupy Wall Street can have Staying power

Mimic the Method of Money
William McGaughey

Q. How Occupy Wall Street (or any grassroots political movement) can have staying power? A. Through Gold Party.

Big Money interests currently control American politics. If people without money want political power, they can take to the streets. However, enthusiasm such as that exhibited in the Occupy Wall Street movement carries only so far. It’s hard to motivate people in large numbers to stay in the streets or public squares for an extended period of time. People need an incentive to do that - not an idealistic motive but a personal incentive. For instance, they would keep demonstrating if they were paid. The way to topple the plutocracy is for political movements to mimic the structure of money. They need to create their own “political money”. Political “money” consists of unequal ownership interests in a political party (Gold Party). In other words, there would be unequal voting in the party’s internal affairs. Just as the shareholders of a corporation vote for the board of directors according to the number of shares they own, so those who belong to a political party would vote according to the number of “points” they had. The points would represent their contribution to building the party. The goal is for the party to grow in size that it can win elections to public office. Once this is achieved, party members can take over the government and pass any laws they want. So, while the party “points” may seem to be without immediate value, they could come to mean everything. This is the dream of Gold Party. Political power trumps money.

Go to http://www.GoldParty.org for more writings on this subject. (It’s a blueprint for taking over the government.) The motivated person who takes this idea seriously today will be tomorrow’s political leader.

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