Forum Post: LET'S GET REAL FOR A MOMENT: Here is why Occupy DC is about to WIN. If you care about this country, please read this post. A nonviolent revolution to protect our nation from its corpopolitical hijackers is unfolding before our eyes & can't be stopped.
Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 4, 2012, 4:03 p.m. EST by therising
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Look, you can't evict an idea. Despite all the noise to the contrary (some of it the product of an organized paid effort) people in the U.S. know exactly what Occupy Movement stands for: getting the money out of politics and correcting the dramatic and widening the enormous income disparity in this nation. Just like in South Africa with Mandela, just like India with Gandhi and just like the U.S. with Martin Luther King, Jr., this house of cards with the few ruling over the many can't stand. The smart among the 1% know this all too well and are preparing to / offering to give up some of their wealth in the name of economic fairness.
You can't evict an idea, especially an idea whose time has come. As someone who used to work on Capitol Hill and has recently spent time with half a dozen members of congress, I am well aware of the reality that is setting in in DC: This situation where Citizens United supreme court decision allows corporations to buy elections WILL NOT STAND. Make no mistake: a constitutional amendment effectively overturning Citizens United supreme court decision will be passed.
DC officials are making an enormous tactical error giving into weak but vocal republican whining about people camping in the park. For every protester they push out, ten or a hundred more will take their place this spring. If they wish to poke at the hornets nest, they can. But they should look to the history of the civil rights movement and Gandhi's success in India to understand the sting this beautiful collective of nonviolent bees will have.
So, to those controlling the decision-making here, I say "Go ahead and piss members of the movement off more. It only makes us stronger. The more middle America sees their own being pushed around for nonviolently demanding the government be accountable to its people instead of corporations, the stronger the movement gets. The nonviolent direct action this spring will overwhelm you with its power and force. We know you have no idea what to do with non-violence and that is why we will most certainly prevail."
This isn't about overthrowing a government. Occupiers love this country. This is about restoring this country by removing the corporate terrorists who have hijacked our government. Make no mistake. We will remain nonviolent. And we will restore the power of one person one vote. We are the 99% and we're not going anywhere. The 1% will be treated with love and respect but they also will no longer be permitted to rule selfishly. This house of cards is about to come down as a result of nonviolent tactical actions.
Occupy DC, stay strong as an organization. The nonviolent cavalry is coming. As Martin Luther King, Jr. Said so eloquently, "Truth crushed to earth rises up."
Corpopolitical contractors. Do what you will. Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. Nothing. As Breyton Breytonbach said before being sentenced to prison for his nonviolent protest activities: "Whether we win or whether we die, freedom will rise like the sun through the morning clouds."
When the GA's decide it's time for a large direct action, here is one specific plan we might want to consider: http://occupywallst.org/forum/fresh-thread-forum-post-below-received-over-2000-c/ . For now, though, smaller actions are more advisable to grow numbers.