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greengalloway

As all that is solid melts to air and everything holy is profaned...

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Situationists and the Occupation Movements

One of the most notable characteristics of the “Occupy” movement is that it is just what it claims to be: leaderless and antihierarchical. Certain people have of course played significant roles in laying the groundwork for Occupy Wall Street and the other occupations, and others may have ended up playing significant roles in dealing with various tasks in committees or in coming up with ideas that are good enough to be adopted by the assemblies. But as far as I can tell, none of these people have claimed that such slightly disproportionate contributions mean that they should have any greater say than anyone else. Certain famous people have rallied to the movement and some of them have been invited to speak to the assemblies, but they have generally been quite aware that the participants are in charge and that nobody is telling them what to do.

From an article by Ken Knabb...read the rest here.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leaderless, antihierarchical, incoherent and therefore ineffective. There is a lot of anger against the financial system. The media chooses to focus on its least effective, and therefore most safe, manifestation.

2:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They exist in a quantum superposition of multiple eigenstates, but the moment they make an official demand the whole thing will collapse into a single state and everyone will hate it. "

You Are The 98%

7:52 pm  

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