DOWN WITH ANY ELITE
Occupy the 1%!
36. We must not react on them, they must react on us!
-- October 3 2012 --
We must not react on them, they must react on us
protest against a new law but the old laws they also protested against
have been carried through.
People are allowed to vent their anger and their dissatisfaction but
leaders just go on.
Moat actions are reactions on what the other side
is doing. There is no initiative, no surprises and hardly any lasting
success. Reacting is not enough,
we must autonomously choose our
The Squatters Movement had a lot of success because empty houses were occupied and many people got a nice house. The governments had to react on unsuspected actions and many of the 99% sided with the Movement. It was not a protest but a direct attack on people who speculated with houses to earn a lot of money.
The start of Occupy
– the world-wide occupation of thousands of squares - forced the
governments to react. The 99% sided with the Occupiers. But actions
stagnated, sympathy disappeared, there were hardly outstanding successes
and the squares were cleared. Occupiers resumed the old unsuccessful
actions, protesting against what authorities are doing. Activists did
not think of a new kind of actions that should force the authorities to
react. Undisturbed decision-takers still take measures that are damaging
The People and benefit the already privileged.
The same bankers who caused the
crisis are still ruling the financial world (and our wallet).
Attack is the best defence but most actions are
defensive – against a new law, against sackings, against foreclosures.
Authorities are not forced to answer our questions. They know that most
protest will die out in a few weeks and their position remains
unchallenged. Actions should intrude in the exclusive world of the 1%,
just as the 1% invade our private life.
Then they have to react and we
can force real change.
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