Saturday, March 12, 2011
Brings A Tear To Me Eye
Bagpipes blaring, hundreds of firefighters walked across the street from the Wisconsin Capitol building, stood outside the Marshall and Ilsley Bank (M&I Bank) and played a few tunes -- loudly. Later, a group of firefighter and consumers stopped back in at the bank to make a few transactions. One by one they closed their accounts and withdrew their life savings, totaling approximately $190,000. After the last customer left, the bank quickly closed its doors, just in case the spontaneous "Move Your Money" moment caught fire.
Method: 86. Withdrawal of bank deposits.
Money deposited in private or government banks or government savings systems may be withdrawn either as an expression of protest against the government or as a means of noncooperation intended to help overthrow an unsteady government.For example, the withdrawal of bank deposits was called for at least twice during the 1905 Revolution in Russia--first by the All-Russian Peasant Union at its founding conference in midsummer 1905, and second, by the St Petersburg Soviet on December 2, 1905. This was designed to weaken foreign confidence in the Russian economy and government and thus prevent the government from obtaining a foreign loan to be used to combat the revolution.
I must again admit to a certain amount of gratification that a lot of the things I've been trying and talking about are being used very effectively in Wisconsin. It's almost like the people who said we could never mobilize and this shit'll never work were...wrong.
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Methods? Action? Pfft. WTF good are those when we could be making up funny nicknames for Pols?
Posted by: AndyG | Mar 12, 2011 8:45:31 PM
The anti-nickname trend is Nobama's fault.
Posted by: NTodd | Mar 13, 2011 10:30:55 AM
Hi guys. Miss both of you.
Posted by: Ralphie; | Mar 13, 2011 2:15:23 PM
Hey man, thanks from dropping by and the sentiments. Back at ya.
Posted by: NTodd | Mar 14, 2011 11:37:44 PM