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View Diary: An Appeal To The Occupy Wall Street Movement (4 comments)

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  •  This is an extremely charged subject-"nonviolence" (0+ / 0-)

           First, we the people facing differences among us about aims, tactics, methods of changing our situation realize it is friendly differences and not antagonistic ones that result in changes, not brutalization and suffering.

    The state, meaning the governing machine, the economy and apparatus of the military and governmental administration, justice system have power reserved to them that can seize and crush any citizen or person caught in their reach.  Only a fair and legally acceptable balance of human rights and process based on those rights makes the living conditions inside such power tolerable.

    When a state, such as any country you can care to name gradually or suddenly gives over control of its apparatus of governing to an unelected narrow grouping that uses and perverts the framework and structure of governing, great problems will be caused.

    The most significance is the system of political economy will be fractured and shredded such that people will suffer and the pain and hardships will grow.

    In America, it is now coming to the home of the 50 states as a crisis what was formerly exported in economic terms or actually waging war to create opportunities or profit certain parties  in the last 50 to 70 years.   China, Germany the USA and other countries have until now benefited from dislocations and advantages in their system of governing and economics to do much better than others.

           Countries, nations, peoples on the losing end have seen upsurges to redress the wrongs caused by these imbalances.   Megacorporations, the so called "multinationals" play a larger role in the economy than the vast majority of countries. Indeed the interlocking and cooperation of the biggest banks shows they paly a bigger role in life that the existence of popularly elected governments, which end up being the tail of the dog, not the head of it.  These largest "mega corporations and their partners the banks have the biggest sway, drowning out the people's voice .

            We are reduced to sideline spectators and tossed around like insects in a windstorm in these economic crises.  Now how do we get our message, our unity out in the open? How do we proceed?

            Non violence is the preferred way because it is by far the most compelling and totally justifiable.  Simply look at the intense efforts in Egypt, Greece, and the biggest cities in the USA  squashing the Occupy camps at this moment to see the challenges.

            But that doesn't mean it is a guarantee of success or that the formerly dominant structures will be non violent in turn.  There may be a huge public relations issue to stay on the high road, but is not a given, or even a definite goal of those opposed to our goals.  We must be aware and very disciplined and claim that road to spare splitting and creating demoralization among our people.  The great consciousness and overwhelming power of a majority peaceful movement can work, it just won't happen in a hurry.  That is what we need to do, to educate ourselves and our supporters about how and why and where this will go. Participate, learn, refine tactics, efforts and go again until we approach the changes we need.

    If you think that you and a bunch of other people can just show up on Wall St, camp out and have any effect whatsoever.... well, you will be run off in 20 minutes., you will leave town having wasted your effort 6/18/11.

    by BeeDeeS on Wed Dec 21, 2011 at 09:25:00 AM PST

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