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In defense of Occupy’s emphasis on non-dominant, non-hierarchical organisation

Posted 1 year ago on Sept. 15, 2013, 11:07 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt (1) from Plainfield, NJ

The “Occupy” movement is about to mark its two year anniversary. It will be an occasion to celebrate for many, to scorn from some, and to even criticise as a failure for others. Setting aside those who may chose to scorn the Occupy movement, I would like to challenge the view that Occupy was both a disappointment and a failure – that because it desired to travel beyond the contemporary political structure and push back against the inclination to organise similar hierarchical structures present in contemporary America, somehow Occupy was destined to collapse and fade away.

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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21406) 1 year ago

I would argue that it is the amorphous nature of Occupy, annoying to many, that will enable it's legacy to quietly continue to pervade and change American life.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26332) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

To spur on thousands of separate actions. I think that was how it was put. Not a singular action but thousands of actions. As there is definitely many more than one crises to address - though there may only be a few causes of such crises.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21406) 1 year ago

And, we don't have to follow the status quo, and play by the rules of an already failing society. We want a new society that is inclusive of everyone. Do we know exactly what that is? No. But, we won't get there if we follow the paths already taken.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (26332) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Yes - we really need to try altruism rather than greed.

[-] 0 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 1 year ago

I'd rather lose in a decent fight than win one that was unjust.