Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 27, 2012, 4:21 a.m. EST by The1Voice
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I went to Wall Street and what I saw wasn't a rally of individuals working together to achieve a common goal. It was a gathering of homeless people so happy to be "weird" to onlookers that the movement would seem to be more of a, "look at how different and craaazy I am!"
The fact that the occupy movement has no leader and is organized by a council of the people seems foolish. This isn't Egypt or Syria, in the United States people are more willing to listen to one individual speaking for the masses. I've been to many protests and not one word the crowds of people screamed and wrote on their signs ever stuck in my head. For the same reason one cannot pick out one cry of a seagull amidst a flock of hundreds.
There should be one voice comprised of the words of the group. Chosen by the individuals to benefit the community. There is strength in unity by the power in self. We cannot all protest like at Wall Street the same way as before. The body needs a head for which a mouth can speak for the body. No power, just a speaker. No fascism, but putting one person in front to be the loudest voice above the angry masses of the 99%.
Beyond having a person speaking for the community, the power of the individual must be strengthened. The news made a laughing stock out of the movement and protesting big business while bringing your macs to the protest makes the lot of us appear as discordians.
Empower yourselves with knowledge in what you are protesting. Because if there is to be one voice and one body for which the occupy movement can be comprised of, then the vast majority should learn as much as they can. Those who are serious about the movement would do this if they haven't already.
What I agree with the movement is the understanding of the danger of big business and the unfairness of the rich getting richer while the poor get poorer. You all know the development of greener technology and the lessening our dependence on oil is fought against with subtlety by the large companies that refuse to lose even a dollar of their oil profits.
Let me back up before I sound like a conspiracy fool. Need is the lifeblood of all business. The companies all need it and find every way to exploit the people to get it. For what though, is making millions not enough? Everyone here understands this, that why the occupy movement exists in the USA at all! I've worked in retail before and have seen how the company uses every trick to create an atmosphere of buying. They throw words like ,"need," "easy," and "smart decision," to make you think that buying their crap is the only good idea. Go into Best Buy for example and listen to their audio loops in the store. I get you will hear each of those words in one way or another.
So back to my point, this movement has potential. The people are angry, but there are too many voices. Let there be one voice to speak above the voices. Empower yourselves so that we as individuals can be like a snowflake. The snowflake is unique and one of a kind, but when rallied together they are carried by the howling voice of the wind to create a snowstorm.