June 16, 2009

WeAreChangeNewJersey

This week we saw the announcement of a new chapter of WeAreChange in New Jersey. Before reading what I have to say about it I recommend having a look at their site.

When people start a political action group they are generally concerned with how to deliver a message to a target audience. Within any social movement there should also be a concern for how the group's actions will reflect on others involved. With the launch of a website, people have near total control over how they convey their values and priorities and which audience they will reach as a result.

So then, what did WeAreChangeNJ decide was going to be their message and audience? And how will the present content of their site represent the movement, regardless of their intentions? The site is sparse at this point and will likely grow. But introductions are very important in forming opinions of your orientation, intentions, and competence.

First of all, a quick review of post titles was immediately unsettling to me. "Bahai Faith = NWO Religion" "Glenn Beck Is An Operative" "Superbowl Symbolism" "What Is Synchromysticism?" "Spice Girls Are Illuminati Tools" "The 9/11 Stargate Conspiracy" Now, here's my question. What do these titles suggest to the average reader who knows little about the movement? That we are paranoid? That we are intolerant of people's faith? That we are obsessed with symbolism and coincidence? With such outrageous titles many people will certainly turn away before deciding to see if they are just bad at writing titles. In this case I think the average reader would be turned off.

If we turn to looking at what the site seems to be promoting, we find a good deal of focus on the NWO conspiracy and "synchromystisim." They also seem to be getting along well with CrotchShotRadio. Here's their tagline:

"The Crotch Shot Radio Show is on a mission, wait wait, a fucking pilgrimage, fuck that. On a fucking movement, that features the loudest spick of Brook-Nam, Louie Bee Are You animal enough to enter our newly created Forest Of Hate? This is no bullshit radio, Doing Preemptive strikes on bullshit producers. Instead of Operation “Shock and Awe”, we are conducting Operation ” Fuck and you.” No fucking Coalition forces needed."

"Preemptive Strikes"? "Forest of Hate"? Racial epithets? I don't want those things associated with 9/11 truth or myself in any way. I may recognize that the intention could possibly be some kind of hip edginess. Most people would not.

And then there is "synchromysticism." Here's an exemplary post on the subject. "9/11/2001: A Space Odyssey - Another synchromystic post about 9/11, exploring the buildings surrounding Ground Zero and tying them to the stargate ritual/alien contact/cosmic consciousness." And here's a rough definition of the concept. "Synchromysticism is a state of mind in which dynamic context is attributed to phenomena, allowing patterns, themes and insight to arise out of a web of connections."

Fascinating. But that doesn't sound like it has anything to do with 9/11 truth or more generally with demonstrating to people that they are committed to logic and justice.

That bring us back to what they are conveying and how people may respond. Here's my take on it. I think that the site they have up will primarily appeal to a small minority of those who share their interests and priorities. It will also be useful to those who would like to paint the 9/11 truth movement in a negative light. I do not think that the site offers any significant motivation to take action, read about facts, or contribute to the movement in a constructive way. And it certainly frustrates participants like myself who would very much like to see only the best we have to offer promoted by groups associated with the movement.

In my opinion the best thing that WeAreChangeNJ could do is pull the site, stop what they are doing, and read a few books about promotion, marketing, education and political action, before they get back work. Countering the 'big tent' means asserting that every demonstration of intent to promote our cause is not necessarily welcome. There are both effective and detrimental ways to promote 9/11 truth. And I don't think what we see here helps at all.

5 comments:

Victronix said...

Thanks, that's a great example . . .

EnemyCombatant said...

Many 9/11 truthers are beginning to ask themselves if the event was a ritual sacrifice, and I think this is simply too stunning for some to confront, hence your ostentatious concern. In fact, more people than ever are in tune with this point of view and the economic crisis unfolding before us now gives even more weight to the money-magic which is not just on the $20 but every single denomination 1-100. This should be troubling to say the least. Quit worrying about being so politically correct and expand your mind in understanding the religious aspect of this New World Order. How many coincidences are we willing to accept before we say enough is enough and start talking about the metaphysical evidence behind the 9/11 agenda?

crotchshotradio.com said...

First of all your getting the wrong point on the tag line. We talk about the bullshit of society and attack it. I am a latin so i can get away with saying spic about myself.

When it comes to Enemy combatants post. He is simply pointing out how common these symbols are and how the elite use them and that they believe they have power

Anonymous said...

whoaaaa hold the phone here my name is craig motyka i actually own the website and built it wearechangenewjersey.org what you see on the website are blog posts from a user IN NO WAY is this an accurate statement of what is going on on the website when i created it my vision was to have focus solely on NJ political issues and try effect real change in NJ LIKE GETTING RID OF JOHN CORZINE and the tax and spenders . i set this site as open forum for people to post what they what as i do not have all the time in the world to moderate the site a little help is always cool. this is one of the reasons i called into alex jones today to maybe clear up some misconceptions one might get ..... here is my contact info im authorzing its postings 6099779190 craig@wearechangenewjersey.org

Julian said...

Hey! You guys aren't assholes. That's refreshing.

But the comments above exactly reinforce my point. And I'm not just trying to be snotty.

I see a lot of excuses above. It's as if you guys think that you get the chance to explain your intentions to everyone who stumbles on your site.

NO! People come and go and take their opinions with them never to return. You don't get a second chance. And anyone intending to make us look bad can use any convenient misinterpretation that you allow.

I would hope you guys really do care. I wasn't trying to discount your concern. But concern is different than competence. And with such a large amount past experience to draw upon, you guys shouldn't be making some of the mistakes I see.

The site is kind of a mess. And I hope that you are able to sort it out. Please consider me data. If I was confused and misunderstood your intentions, won't that be true for other people?