Eight Stages of Social Movement Success

Take it from a leftist and lifelong activist who has actually studied ‘movements’ carefully – the Tea Party is at a critical stage. This ‘Movement Action Plan’ put together by Bill Moyer in 1987 demonstrates that the Tea Party may be in stage 5 of this plan – the toughest part to get through before any movement succeeds.

  • http://twitter.com/lovepunch32 Kim Curette

    interesting , I think the Occupy Movement is reading this very same thing.

    • landofaahs

      Psalm 109

  • landofaahs

    “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.  Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1.

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  • MarsBarsTru7

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men.” – Declaration of Independence.

    “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” – Jesus Christ; Matthew 12:25

    “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” – Jesus Christ; Matthew 7:12

    “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Jesus Christ; Matthew 22:39


    These are the principles upon which the government of the United States was founded – That the the only good government that can exist is government for the purpose of securing rights that adhere to these principles. God gave humankind free will. He wants us to treat each other as we would want to be treated. Liberty is paramount. Whether you call yourself the Tea Party, Republican, Conservative, Libertarian, Conservatarian, Independent… whatever you call yourself, adherence to these core beliefs is essential, no matter what plan you use and no matter what paths you take. If you stray from this core, your actions will reflect it and the results will always be tainted.

  • Anonymous

    Until we Trust In God with all our hearts, this nation will be at a cross road. We have been warned by God to be obedient to him alone. These stages mean nothing. If God wants us to prevail, then we will.

    Many have gone against God’s laws and this country has taken God out of our schools and court rooms. We must get back to what this country was founded on, which is the Trust In God. David Barton speaks about this when he teaches the history of our country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GVB7WFQYTPBRSL4SI6BAN4ADWE Robinfirst name

    Yes and the POO’s are the key movement agencies…………….

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