Posted 10 years ago on Jan. 7, 2012, 8:55 a.m. EST by therising
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I honestly think being leaderless is helpful. I don't know any one individual who would have the qualifications to be a leader of the movement.. I think the best people step forward at the right times behind the scenes and plan actions / rise to the occasion.
I think the movement needs to have consistent action and hope this Feb 29th action shown in news section is helpful in galvanizing people and effecting real change. It may be that the most impactful pursuit for this movement is executing planning and rallying support for a relentless series of actions that awaken Americans to what's really going on in this country.
These actions also obviously serve to directly confront corporate power. I think this is the real fight here: humanity vs a corporate system that subjugates all of humanity, including the 1%. And I think corporate power could discredit any individual leader in a heartbeat. They have billions of pr dollars at their disposal.
I've never personally planned an action for OWS, even locally, because I don't have the skills to do that. I don't kmow anyone who has those skills. It seems there are so many great people out there who DO have those skills and we all owe them a great debt. They and the people participating in actions are true patriots in my view. They're fighting for the soul of this country and the soul of humanity.
At least once a day it hits me what heroes these people are. While I'm just a guy with a day job who types on an electronic device, they meet, research, plan, travel, camp and execute complicated yet fluid plans that result in real action. I'm in awe of that heroism.