From Occupation to Resistance?

The Next Moves of The Movement

In October 2011, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania joined the "Occupy Movement". The group has had an encampment raided by the police, and been dealing with the internal issues that any activist group deals with.

With the weather warming up, there's a hope that the "Occupy" movements will come out of their hibernation. The upcoming elections might also be a wake up call to the "%99". Recent rhetoric from President Obama seems to give an indication that he realizes that issues of economic inequality may be a major part of his re-election. With his opponent basically being a candidate of, by and for the "%1", this election could shape up to be a case of "people vs the powerful". Of course, there seems to be a reluctance for the "%99" to become involved in the process. I can understand the "%99" seeing the system as broken, but you cannot fix a system from the outside. You either need to find sympathetic voices within that system; people like Bernie Saunders, or work to build the infrastructure.

But the "%99", to me need to start looking at the possibility that Romney could win, and put the Koch's, etc in the White House. This might mean that the movement needs to go from being an occupation to a resistance.

But has the movement always been a resistance? In January, I attended a "Salon" at a local coffeehouse. The theme of resistance and rebuilding seemed to keep coming up. And the basic tenents of "Occupy Wall Street", reflect the idea that the government needs to be liberated from corporations and their CEOs.

Preparing for the possibilities of a Romney regime, as unacceptable as it may be is something that needs to be looked into, Unless we want the situation in America to reach the next stage from resistance, insurgency.

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Gusser 4 years ago

I thought Obie was a sure thing? Please become an insurgency, that would be so much fun to destroy.


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA Author

Gusser:

I have designs on exploring that idea, since much of the "%99" were Obama supporters in 2008.

But you've hit on why the march towards the "Corporate State" the the Koch's and ALEC want, and you are a willing, or unwitting, enabler for needs to be stopped.


Gusser 4 years ago

A famous movie line comes to mind. "Are you feelin lucky today, punk."


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA Author

It seems like you're itching for a fight more than I am. Not surprised. . .

(Check out "Fueling The Fires", a hub I wrote after the Tucson Shooting, or "Way To Respond" after what happened in Norway)


Gusser 4 years ago

I swore an oath to defend my country against all enemys, both foreign and domestic. That is a lifetime oath.


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA Author

And who's to say that a Corp can't be an enemy of the Nation?

But then 'Enemy' can be a relative term--especially in a civil war scenario.


Gusser 4 years ago

The corporations are not planning insurgencies in the street.


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA Author

"Civil Disobedience" != 'Insurgency'.


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Robert Erich 4 years ago from California

As it appears that you did, I was eager to see Obama and his creativity in the White House. However, I do not see anything wrong with removing him after this term. If you look at the past several decades, you will notice that we are keeping presidents in the full two terms much more than used to be the case. We are too eager for one person to solve our problems. Creativity and change are what made this nation strong - if we continue supporting candidates that are already in office, we support political figures who have no idea what is going on in the real world.

As for Obama or Romney, they both just want votes to stay in office. If you are supporting Obama you are doing the same thing that the 1% - supporting someone who will say whatever you want them to say. I would like a candidate who thought and stood for what they believed, rather than simply spoke for votes. It's a bummer Ron Paul won't make it in any time soon.


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA Author

Robert:

I would to see someone like Bernie Saunders (I-Vt) or former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feigold, run.

Of course I'd really like to see the politcal infrastucture to allow for a 3rd or even 4th party. I did a hub on that too (but I'll leave you to hunt for it :P)


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TeaPartyCrasher 4 years ago from Camp Hill, PA Author

It's a real bummer that some like Bernie Saunders, Russ Feingold, etc won't run.

Of course, for Paul, etc to run, we'd need to change the infrastructure a bit. I did a hub on this as well. . .

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