DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Occupy the 1%!
35. Demonstrations have hardly success
-- October 3 2012 --
Demonstrations have hardly success
Each year there are in
Against the War in
The result of these demonstrations was disappointing.
They hardly influenced politicians and the pressure on the 1% was
minimal. Demonstrations and other mass actions have a propagandistic
effect but it is not a real force politicians have to take into account.
Mass actions also divide the 99% because they hinder the normal life of
many citizens as is obvious with a strike in the public transport.
When demands are not fulfilled,
enthusiasm changes in
disappointment and participants in non-successful demonstrations hardly
take part in new political actions.
These protest actions are not sufficient to oust the 1% that occupy our
world. Protesting alone does not unite all 99%. Leaders tolerate such
actions because it gives people the idea they have influence but the
power of the politicians and the 1% is not undermined.
Occupy needs a different kind of action.
Individuality and creativity of participants is not promoted by mass
are mostly centrally organised and autonomous activity of participants
is hardly allowed. Demonstrations only protest decisions but remain
inside the rules of the existing system. They do not lead to a
We should answer the question
how to take the power and the money away from
by actions that minimise damage to the 99% and maximise pressure on the
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