WEF's Weak Point! [T 12002:01:30:17:59:03]
World Economic Forum demonstratons need to connect with
the Public's basic indignation and anger
currently stired up by the Corporate Media.
The Corporate Media is currently focused on Enron,
so any WEF demonstraton should link into their Enron coverage.
The Public works hard for a few dollars,
sees the Enron executives as corrupt freeloaders
who have not earned their pay.
The Public understands the executives have not realy contributed to society,
but have benefited from society big time.
This Public moral outrage is seaking a target.
In this regard The World Economic Forum and Bush Jr. have a major weak point:
"Americans perceive Republicans as far more entangled in the Enron debacle than Democrats,
and their suspicions are growing that the Bush administration is hiding something
or lying about its own dealings with the Enron Corporation
before the company filed for bankruptcy protection,
the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll shows.
Even among Republicans,
a majority said they believed that the administration had not been forthcoming
about its dealings with Enron.
That perception could pose a threat to Republican candidates in the midterm elections this year,
and undermine the White House drive to portray the Enron collapse
as effecting Republicans and Democrats equally." ...
"Executives of the Enron Corporation had closer ties to members of which party?
Both Equal 10%
No Opinion 34%" ...
"The collapse of the Enron Corporation is of what importance to the nation?
Very Little 8%
No Opinion 9%"
Poll Finds Enron's Taint Clings More to G.O.P. Than Democrats
by Richard L. Berke and Janet Elder
The New York Times Sunday Jan. 27 2002 page A1, A22
If the evening news on 01/31 to 02/04 shows
a large number of peaceful demonstrator's signs stating, in general,
[ the WEF is a bigger verson of Enron]
and the demonstrators are chanting something like,
"Enron ... Enron ... Enron ... World Economic Forum
your nothing but a freeloading, dirty, lowdown, sleazy
Enron ... Enron ... Enron",
then the words "World Economic Forum" and "Enron"
may be on millions of TV screens,
the WEF may be perceived as a much larger Enron in the making,
the demonstrators may be seen to be doing something for labor,
and Public opion may be on the side of the demonstrators.
The Goal is to make WEF a dirty word, like Enron,
and avoid any violence.
Please send this email to your friends, Thank You!
Doonesbury on Enron and Bush Jr.
A Field Guide To Anti-WEF Protest