Posted 8 months ago on June 16, 2014, 5:48 p.m. EST by mindatrisk
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We have a serious problem. Every time we 'take action' without achievement we sew seeds of disillusionment amongst ourselves and into the wider public. We defeat ourselves and our movement by attempting to fight the Nazis with water guns, by attempting to stave off the ferocious bear with tickles. Quite simply, our efforts are disproportional to the threat.
Government does not care if we protest. Our petitions, strikes, marches, occupations are ignored and dismissed and self-defeating, and, as such, serving the enemy. Every time we rally the people and grab their attention and raise their spirits only for nothing to change and all efforts to fall away we make ourselves more redundant. Next time we attempt to rally we hear 'why? what's the point? nothing changes' etc. etc.
Why would it? The Nazis aren't going to stop because their uniforms have a wet patch on them. The man-eating bear isn't going to turn back because you've pulled out a feather duster. We need to recognise the severity and urgency of our situation and then devise and develop appropriate responses. We cannot continue to decry the system whilst bathing in it.
Non-compliance, non-violent resistance, civil disobedience is what is called for. That requires courage. It's easy to waver a banner, it's even easier to plonk yourself down in a park, but it's not so easy to pull the plug from your own brain, but pulling the plug is exactly what is required. Sabotaging our own place within this system is the only means of being truly free and, as such, able to fight the system... no attachments, no dependencies, no wants, no needs, just our raw truth standing tall in defiance and for the good of all. Courage.
We have a long way to go. We need to get real. Our vision - what vision? The aims of Occupy are pitiful... embarrassing, futile, silly. We are asking THEM to play a little nicer, be a little less mean, not hurt us so much, please, pretty please. It's embarrassing. Even in our supposed stand we are nothing but obedient. 'Please wallpaper the walls of my cell, it would be ever so kind of you'. Embarrassing.
We all need to look deep within ourselves and ask how much we mean it. We can measure that by what we are willing to give up. What are you willing to sacrifice for the good of the all? How much can you give? Are you going to give it? It's time to raise our game. It's time to get creative, to think big, to inspire, to connect with peoples hearts, to share a vision that unites all of humanity. And for once we need to back it up with meaningful action... action that achieves. Nothing less will do now. Nothing less can be accepted from ourselves.