[NOTE: This was brought to my attention by Carl Gottstein Jr. from our FB account. KUDOS to Carl!]
Is Occupy Wall Street a Cause with a Culture?
By Mike Colapietro | Yahoo! Contributor Network – Thu, Oct 20, 2011
Does Occupy Wall Street (OWS) consist of individuals and groups representing divergent interests or is it shaping into a movement with a common goal and purpose?
Is the movement sustainable without a leader or will it frost over with the first winter wind?
Looking for insight on the structure and the future of OWS, I turned to influential activists and political figures.
What I found is opinions that the movement is cohesive, powerful and does not require leadership to move forward.
Activist Shel Horowitz, who has attended both OWS and Occupy Northampton in Massachusetts, finds the movement compares to many that have come before, particularly, in its organization, the Clamshell Alliance of the mid- to late-70s in Seabrook, N.H. The Clamshell Alliance was formed to protest against the building of nuclear reactors in Seabrook; Horowitz was arrested during a protest in 1977.
Like the Clamshell Alliance, “Occupy will produce a culture of leaderless, consensus decision-making,” Horowitz said. “It will galvanize people to realize their own interests are not being served by those in power, and that government and the corporate world have colluded to develop an oppressive and unequal situation.”
Paul Krassner, whose escapades were famously chronicled as one of the Merry Pranksters in Tom Wolfe’s “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” finds a connection between OWS and the Youth International Party (Yippies), which Krassner founded with four others as part of the counter-cultural movement in the sixties.
The Yippies, much like the Clamshell Alliance, was a leaderless organization, reinforcing this point by putting up a pig for their 1968 presidential nomination bid.
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1. The OWS is NOT a “leaderless movement”. The “useful idiots” in the streets may not know who the Big Leader(s) are- BUT that does not mean there is NOT a Leader. George Soros, Steve Lerner and Obama/the DNC are behind most of the groups and the $$$$ behind OWS.
2. These “experts” are admitting PUBLICLY that the OWS “movement” IS related to the Marxist groups of the ’60′s and ’70′s!
3. This group may have divergent sub-groups (gays, New-Agers, Dopers, Hard-Core Marxist-Commies, though many of one group are IN another group)- BUT they DO share ONE over-arching goal: The Marxist Take-Over (Destruction) of America, source:
-Admin II Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.
“Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God.” -Benjamin Franklin.
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