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.