Posted 5 months ago on Dec. 24, 2012, 12:35 a.m. EST by Kavatz
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"I've only done a fraction of Departmental Governance (DG) so far, mostly because we won't be ready for it for a while. Steps need to be taken first, specifically the rise of the 99% Conglomerate. This special corporation, destined to devour capitalism and die with it, is necessary to convince 99% of the population that THEY are the 99%. That's the problem... political parties and elections are tools for control, keeping people separated, unable to unite. The Conglomerate can eventually turn all entrepreneurs (not including the 1%), employees and consumers into supporters of the movement. Follow the links at the bottom of the main topic posts to get back to Topic References. With the Topic References in one place, I can bounce around editing while keeping organized. You'll find there's already a lot to read about there, but maybe start with the Conglomerate. I look forward to your criticism and maybe even participation." (Referenced in http://occupywallst.org/forum/545-elected-officials-in-us-government/#comment-918890 )
FAQs - Mainly for my own purposes, look at these if you're really that bored
Will workers still be treated poorly and get paid the same low wages, and will there still be poverty? Will the conglomerate become as influential, greedy and evil as any corporation? Can the conglomerate hoard wealth?
Any grand or modest effort for radical change NEEDS compassion and care, not anger, deceptive, self-centered greed or ambition.
Gar Alperovitz: "But I think it is just possible, maybe, if we are serious, and actually want to talk about systemic change, in real terms rather than rhetoric, and actually draw on the traditions of this country and our own imaginations, just possibly we can establish the foundations of the next system, that takes us beyond traditional corporate capitalism, traditional state socialism, and that builds a new vision that ain't like any of the other ones but is really a democratic society..."
Inception-phase planning links
Constitution of the Conglomerate
Democracy at Work
Libertarian Socialism (Left-Libertarianism)
DG&RC: Manifestation of Departmental Governance
DG&RC: Manifestation of Responsible Capitalism