Posted 7 years ago on Oct. 14, 2011, 8:50 p.m. EST by CST
from Chicago, IL
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
This movement is way too powerful for a single person or a group or people to control. Instead of nominating a leader for this movement, we must stay decentralised. We should have a online message board where anybody can add their ideas and vote for ideas and direction of this movement. This would remove the possibility of corruption at the top levels and misrepresentation of the very people that this movement is designed to benefit. Other benefits in decentralised leadership would include:
True Direct Democracy instead of representative democracy. Immediate submission of ideas by anyone willing to participate, approval/disapproval of upcoming actions/agendas/events. Its cheaper to have an online forum than an office filled with executives. (donated money will be actully used for projects instead of paychecks) A massive voting base can not be bought and therefore is inherently corruption free. The only downside I can think of to this is being a radically different form of leadership that people are not used to. But then again the type of leadership we are used to usually gets us nowhere by looking out for itself instead of the people they lead.
I vote to reorganise this forum so that it is more user friendly for counting ideas by thumbs up or down system vote. Creating different sections within this forum for different types of ideas. Adding a bank transaction section where ALL of the money donated and spent is displayed. This would not only prevent corruption but also let potential donors decide if and how much they want to give because they would know for sure how their money would be spent.
If you support what is written here, please ADD a thread to this message to generate support and finally put direct democracy of OWS in place. =)