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Forum Post: Secrecy in the Occupation

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 3:28 p.m. EST by aaronmda (4) from Marion, AR
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No more secrets. It is my opinion that this movement by it's very nature precludes secrecy. To introduce secrecy to this movement will open a gigantic door for subversion. We have nothing to hide not to mention it is also my opinion that it is quite foolish to think we have any prayer of hiding anything from those that would seek to undermine this movement. Among the many things we have been ingrained with by society is a profound sense of paranoia, that everyone and everything is out to get me, mostly because in one way or another everything has been out to get us. Not anymore. We attach ourselves to this movement despite it's chaotic nature because for once in our lives it looks like there is something that is NOT out to get us. Lets keep it that way. I implore everyone to be as open as possible about our plans, about our tactics, about our decisions. After all, the 99% is just campaign slogan. The reality of the our situation is we need 100%. Secrecy will only divide this movement. Trust everyone, but more importantly trust the strength of this movement to carry us through whatever complications the open nature of our movement may bring down the road. Anyway it seems the more the 1% try to stop us the bigger we get anyway so I say, tell them everything we're doing, let them plan against us. The repression only proves our point.

Be impeccable with your word Don't take anything personally Don't make assumptions Always do your best. -Don Miguel Ruiz



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[-] 2 points by 4thesystem (13) 8 years ago

99% would win most of the elections that I am aware of.

[-] 2 points by AuditElmerFudd (259) 8 years ago

Don't tell me... there is now an OWS Super Committee, right? This is why democracies and socialist structures don't work. No one can ever come to an agreement.

[-] 2 points by 4thesystem (13) 8 years ago

I like it when they have doughnuts at a meeting to encourage attendance and then everyone can get a sugar and caffeine high. It is usually not until you read the minutes that you realize that nothing was accomplished. keeps the ecnpmy going.

[-] 2 points by Phanya2011 (908) from Tucson, AZ 8 years ago

We as individuals have to learn not to be offended by other people's ideas if we want an open society/government with no secrets. The way statements are distorted and reinterpreted does not encourage openness, so we must also learn to discern the truth ourselves rather than believe what others tell us. My rule of thumb is that if a message is delivered with more "shock" and "horror" than factual statements, it usually is not an accurate message. So, as always, education and awareness are the keys to self governing.