They are saying that OCCUPY is dying; that winter’s discontent has put us down. That we are not a happy few, but a quitting few. A corporate message, my friends. A corporate red herring. Occupiers hearts’ are in the trim! Can we remember?
It was in mid September, only 4 short months ago:
This statement is ours, and for anyone who will get behind it. Representing ourselves, we bring this call for revolution.
We want freedom for all, without regards for identity, because we are all people, and because no other reason should be needed. However, this freedom has been largely taken from the people, and slowly made to trickle down, whenever we get angry.
Money, it has been said, has taken over politics. In truth, we say, money has always been part of the capitalist political system. A system based on the existence of have and have nots, where inequality is inherent to the system, will inevitably lead to a situation where the haves find a way to rule, whether by the sword or by the dollar.
We agree that we need to see election reform. However, the election reform proposed ignores the causes which allowed such a system to happen. Some will readily blame the federal reserve, but the political system has been beholden to political machinations of the wealthy well before its founding.
We need to address the core facts: these corporations, even if they were unable to compete in the electoral arena, would still remain control of society. They would retain economic control, which would allow them to retain political control. Term limits would, again, not solve this, as many in the political class already leave politics to find themselves as part of the corporate elites.
We need to retake the freedom that has been stolen from the people, altogether.
. If you agree that freedom is the right to communicate, to live, to be, to go, to love, to do what you will without the impositions of others, then you might be one of us.
. If you agree that a person is entitled to the sweat of their brows, that being talented at management should not entitle others to act like overseers and overlords, that all workers should have the right to engage in decisions, democratically, then you might be one of us.
. If you agree that freedom for some is not the same as freedom for all, and that freedom for all is the only true freedom, then you might be one of us.
. If you agree that power is not right, that life trumps property, then you might be one of us.
. If you agree that state and corporation are merely two sides of the same oppressive power structure, if you realize how media distorts things to preserve it, how it pits the people against the people to remain in power, then you might be one of us.
And so we call on people to act
. We call for protests to remain active in the cities. Those already there, to grow, to organize, to raise consciousnesses, for those cities where there are no protests, for protests to organize and disrupt the system.
. We call for workers to not only strike, but seize their workplaces collectively, and to organize them democratically. We call for students and teachers to act together, to teach democracy, not merely the teachers to the students, but the students to the teachers. To seize the classrooms and free minds together.
. We call for the unemployed to volunteer, to learn, to teach, to use what skills they have to support themselves as part of the revolting people as a community.
. We call for the organization of people’s assemblies in every city, every public square, every township.
. We call for the seizure and use of abandoned buildings, of abandoned land, of every property seized and abandoned by speculators, for the people, for every group that will organize them.
We call for a revolution of the mind as well as the body politic.
September 17th, 2011 just a few, a band of brothers and sisters who simply called themselves OCCUPY WALL STREET flooded into Zucotti Park / Liberty Square and made a revolution against the global plutocrats, the US democrats and the explicit American grand old white guys, and the White House, too. They hailed the rest of the worldwide revolution and brought all our hearts’ into the trim; WE ARE THE 99%~!
To the Sauron’s in their Wall Street towers the need to exclaim a death to the Movement and to Freedom overwhelms. The Sheriff’s of Nottinghams’, the Darth Vaders all… we face them in their political financial cabal: the FED, IMF and they send their companion Police Inspector Javerts’ to poison the crowd, to smash the revolt. Occupiers are the Jean Val-Jeans’ of the day! We, brutalized for our loaves of bread! A political ugliness yet to emerge rouses from sleep like a Grendel in the caves of metropolitan and state politics. Is there any one of us who doesn’t see the quintessential Republi-crat as Milo Minderbinder from Catch-22? Anyone of them so willing to sell the morphine from the medical kits at the crucial moment that Yossarian and the Kid need it most? I give you “great job, Brownie”. The purge, the privatization, the profiteering ! Klein’s Disaster Capitalism is done unto. Demonstration is wicked. None of us who have walked the streets and slept or sat the days out in parks across this planet need ever hold our humanity cheap! THEY are on the wrong side of eternity and love. THEY are despicable forever… they are the Suron’s … the bad King John’s with their Sheriff’s of Nottinghams’ … the Darth Vaders sucking off the Emperor for want of the moment behind his back with a blade. As surely as I voted Milo Minderbinder into the White House in 08. He is busy selling another term of office.
Who of us IS NOT Anonymous and proud to be?
Me, I dream and do as they did for King Harry. Bring on the French! My heart is in the trim and OCCUPY THRIVES!
- The Rebirth of the Occupation ~~ Ows Pt. 2 (desertpeace.wordpress.com)