"Trial Balloon for a Coup?” Yonatan Zunger
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The key to Lakey’s plan requires understanding "Why a Strategy?"
A Strategy wins the war, while Trump wins battles on a daily basis.
A Strategy has vision, values, foresight, principles, actionable goals.
A 10-point plan to stop Trump and make gains in justice and equality
George Lakey January 23, 2017
Recognize that we represent the majority, not Trump. (74 million people did not vote for Trump, while he got 62 million votes. A 12 million vote diff.)
Strengthen civic institutions and their connections with targeted populations.
Play offense, not defense.
Link campaigns to build movements.
Link movements to create a movement of movements.
Avoid one-off demonstrations.
Heighten the contrast in confrontations between the campaigners’ behavior and our right-wing opponents.
Aim to unite around a vision for justice, equality and freedom.
Make the vision more real by extending new economy institutions and coops.
See U.S. polarization as opportunity.