CODEPINK and K.I.S.S.
by finch Friday, Nov 2 2007, 12:38pm
Women form vanguard of anti-war/Peace movement in U.S.
For the uninitiated or uninformed CODEPINK is a predominantly women’s anti-war, anti-Bush, life affirming, Peace movement. Their success lies in unity, innovative tactical thinking, COURAGE, strategic planning, simple image branding and dedication of the RELENTLESS variety -- the totality of which spells a formula for success! Are the many lame ideologically hamstrung, FAILED protest movements learning yet?
KISS is an acronym for ‘Keep It Simple Stupid’ and CODEPINK employs this highly successful, accessible strategy down to its very pink T-shirts! Those interested in internationalising this successful movement are invited to contact CODEPINK via their website – link provided below.
We publish the beginning of their mission statement for your information; the remainder can be read on their website:
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. We reject the Bush administration's fear-based politics that justify violence, and instead call for policies based on compassion, kindness and a commitment to international law.
The Cleaves Editorial Team, though predominantly code ‘blue’ at the present time, stands in solidarity and support with the sisters of CODEPINK. The simple truth is that Bush and his neo-conservatives have more to fear from CODEPINK than Bin Laden or any of his ilk – ‘onya sisters!
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Socialism: carrying the Fetid Corpse
by baz Saturday, Nov 3 2007, 11:11am
There’s a lot to be said for modern marketing tricks and the publicity tactics that CODEPINK utilises. The movement virtually sprung up overnight to become the foremost EFFECTIVE social force against warmongers and conservative regimes the world over, but especially in the USA.
Pragmatic, utilitarian (EFFECTIVE methods) justify their own use – ideology has nothing to do with it! Contrast the success of CODEPINK with the Oz socialists who continue to carry the fetid corpse of Socialism and its failed ideological offspring. The odour is unmistakable; it is the odour of FAILURE and DEATH!
The are no secrets in determining the causes of FAILED activist and protest movements. The APEC summit in Oz demonstrated to the world what occurs if a golden protest opportunity is surrendered to a mob of regressive, ANAL socialists. Abject failure in every respect! I would emphasise that the socialists were outsmarted by (dumbarse) police! Not a good rap in any one’s book.
Allowing a bunch of regressive socialists to manage anything other than a refreshment stand is a huge mistake. The recent APEC summit should have been Oz’s statement to the world; however, the socialist leadership got screwed (outsmarted) before the protest began.
The Chinese government and other successful movements today have proven that pragmatism and utilitarianism succeed where ideology FAILS!
The rest you can determine for yourselves.
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