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I reprinted the beginning of this article by J. Andrew Felkerson from Alternet.org as it sheds more light on the complete failure of the current financial system. Not that we didn't already know it is a failed system, but Felkerson's research may reveal a magnitude of collapse that may make even those politicians, in the…Continue
"Representing all voices continually and repeatedly." This was a phrase I tossed out in an email a few days back and it just came flying back like a boomerang. It does seem to be at the core of this unfolding experiment in democracy called Occupy. I extracted this blog from one of my replies within a spirited email conversation regarding the proposed National General Assembly for July 4, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA and whether or not a system of delegates is Paleozoic and we…Continue
Just read this re-post from Op Ed News on the #Occupy Wall Street: New York City General Assembly website. I couldn't agree more, that the teeth of this movement need to sink themselves into Congress. The politicians that do the bidding of corporate interests can only operate if we 1. put them there; 2. allow them to stay. It makes sense that Congress is the most vulnerable link in the chain of execution for continued consolidation of corporate power and control in our flagging…Continue
Excerpt from email out of Philadelphia:
"We have a trustifarian anarchist, …… down here influencing the GA's with swinging people to her ideologies, and she has been transporting anarchist in when important votes happen. So we are in a really sticky situation down here."
This illuminates a fascinating dynamic whereby an "anarchist" personality is actually mimicking old paradigm political tactics, if the report is accurate. That is, the…Continue