DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Occupy the 1%!
31. Guerrilla, the ultimate way of resistance
-- July 26 2012 --
Guerrilla, the ultimate way of resistance
Guerrilla warfare has been
successful in many
Most action principles are
still valid, I name only a few:
Simple ideas but they have worked!
The first Occupy action – the occupation of
thousands of squares in the world – was excellent. Surprise and
initiative! Most further actions did not comply with guerrilla
principles. Without daring and surprising actions in which the damage to
the 99% is minimal and the pressure on the 1% maximal, there are no
lasting successes. The beginning will be slow but
suddenly a next spark can start a
prairie fire (Mao Tse-tung).
Most guerrilla principles were already 2000 years
ago written down in ”The Art of War” by Sun Tzu. Not weapons stand
central but the strategy. Guerrilla is a political struggle, an action
method that can be used by common citizens without any specialisation.
Weapons are hardly necessary because a guerrilla in our kind of
countries is not a war of a weak army against a strong army.
It is a war of attrition against the centres of
power, the 1%.
guerrilla fighter is primarily a propagandist,
an agitator, a disseminator of the revolutionary idea who uses the
struggle itself – the actual physical conflict – as an instrument of
agitation. His primarily goal is to raise the level of revolutionary
anticipation and then of popular anticipation, to the crisis point at
which the revolution becomes general throughout the country and the
people in their masses carry out the final task – the destruction of the
existing order”. (The War of the Flea, Ronald Taber).
War is too much connected with centralised armies,
weapons and lots of violence.
A guerrilla is a protracted,
dynamic and diffuse War of the Flea by independent Autonomous Clubs
undermining the stability of the exclusive eliteworld of the 1%, the
highest power in the country. There are no safe base areas in the
country side. Activists must be like a fish in the water (Mao Tse-tung)
because they are common citizens who can not be distinguished from other
The present activities of Occupy are not sufficient to achieve even small changes, the highest power is not pressured and there is not a long series of small successes. Time to use different action methods.
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