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Run on the Banks

Since this war is all about money and power, protesters must speak themselves in the language of money and power. So one way I thought might be possible to do this, is on the day bombing starts, to withdraw a substantial amount of money from a bank account.
Since this war is all about money and power, protesters must speak themselves in the language of money and power. So one way I thought might be possible to do this, is on the day bombing starts, to withdraw a substantial amount of money from a bank account.

Banks are the real engines of the economy. Since reserves are the major variable in deciding how much money can be used for loans, an artificial "run on the banks" could be a drastic and frightening attack on the status quo.

Perhaps it's too much, really. But time is short. It would be nonviolent and legal. The threat itself would be intimidating. I am unaware of the risks, and would not advise anyone to do this without deliberation. But I wish to get the idea out so it can be considered, since time is so very, very short.

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whatever 16.Mar.2003 23:06

p

Like you guys have any money anyways. Nice try.

thats stupid 16.Mar.2003 23:15

lsdfj

Now why would we want to threaten anything but prosperity to our lovely capitalist system....

You're 'up' eventually..... 16.Mar.2003 23:20

S.O.S.

Don't be so smug 'p'.....it will hit you to. Don't think that you're immune b/c you think you're higher up the food chain.....hahaha

actually... 16.Mar.2003 23:21

hmm

Now there is something that the anti-war celebs could really help us out with.

The next commercial should be 100 of them saying "we are taking out a few billion $$ of our money from the banks, and would like every american against this war to do the same. thanks, goodbye."

not a bad idea 17.Mar.2003 09:33

bob

There have been bank runs before and the economy survived. Still, if a massive bank run was organized it would show that people can fight the capitalist system directly and not just march or in some peoples case, commiting feutile vandalism