Posted 6 months ago on Nov. 18, 2012, 12:59 p.m. EST by therising
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Seems like momentum is picking up again. This walmart strike is a very big deal.
I have to laugh when I hear cynics occasionally ask "What the hell did Occupy achieve?" TO THOSE CYNICS, I say "Ha. First of all, Occupy isn't past tense. It's still very much with us. Just because the volcano isn't currently erupting in your particular neck of the woods doesn't mean it isn't bubbling up in all sorts of other key places. It also doesn't mean there aren't millions of tons of glowing magma just beneath the surface of the earth. Right underneath you man... Shhhh... If you listen close, you can hear it bubbling and feel it rumbling.
Secondly, to those cycnics, I'd say: "Do you really think one of the largest corporations in the world would be shaking in its boots right now if millions of people around the world hadn't voiced solidarity with Occupy in the last 14 months? When people speak up, others feel safe speaking up. This is no small thing. In fact, it is the very thing the 1% are most afraid of: citizens around the world feeling their oats, feeling a sense of community with one another, feeling solidarity. This has the power to decimate the calculated divisions that have kept the 99% powerless for so long.
Once we realize that we are the 99%, once we realize that what we have in common is far more powerful than that which divides us, we can make decisions from a position of unified power rather than demands from a position of divided weakness.