I’m always happy to return my junk mail from whence it came, or at least back into the “outgoing” slot, in my ongoing feud with the Post Office. It would probably be more effective to return it to the original senders if only I had time for such an undertaking, but — wait, I feel a rush of poetry coming on…
Alas and alack,
No time to mail it back.
But that’s just me. Could “Return To Sender” be an effective “Occupy” tactic?:
No doubt there’s more of such ingenuity where that came from, and we’ll be seeing it very soon. As winter approaches and the logistics of “occupying” outdoor spaces become increasingly untenable, more creative tactics will be needed to keep the Occupy movement top-of-mind until Occupations can begin again, re-energized, next spring. I don’t see this one fading into the sunset anytime soon.
But even if it does fade, the movement (at least in the States) has already been a success, having managed to grab the wheel and steer the political discourse away from the sinkholes of meaningless minutae and wheel-spinning that tend to bog it down. Even the media has dropped its stubborn pretense that the protests “were nothing”, and has started talking about the things that matter: the economic squeeze-play crushing the beleaguered middle class, the monied special interests pulling the strings of government, and a future increasingly bereft of opportunity. When even business media features more than one article about you on their website…
…the shifting of tectonic plates is underway. And that in itself is an accomplishment.