Posted 5 years ago on May 20, 2012, 5:41 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
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Get out in the streets and protest - HELL YES.
Keep in the eye of the public.
Show how The Powers That Be Are Trying To Deny Free Speech and Legal Protest.
Show How Our Rights Are Being Attacked and Denied.
But also support those who would support us. As we try to regain Our Government and our Country.
Protest in the streets - But do not forget to own our Democratic Process as well.
Support OWS and the world.
Vote out any and all politicians that do not support the Constitution.
Look at voting records - some politicians actually are trying to support the Constitution - The People.
Support those who support a stronger EPA.
Support those that Support regulation of WallStreet.
Support those that support OSTA.
Support those that support the repeal of corporate personhood.
Support those that support getting money out of politics.
Support those that support ending earmarks.
Support those that support ending insider trading in government.
Support those that support ending subsidies to fossil fuel tobacco and other subsidies like them.
Support those who support green power and transportation technology.
THIS IS A MULTIPLE FRONT AGAINST GREED CORRUPTION AND CRIME.
Anarchy: A Definition
What is anarchism?
Anarchism is the movement for social justice through freedom. It is concrete, democratic and egalitarian. It has existed and developed since the seventeenth century, with a philosophy and a defined outlook that have evolved and grown with time and circumstance. Anarchism began as what it remains today: a direct challenge by the underprivileged to their oppression and exploitation. It opposes both the insidious growth of state power and the pernicious ethos of possessive individualism, which, together or separately, ultimately serve only the interests of the few at the expense of the rest.
Anarchism promotes mutual aid, harmony and human solidarity, to achieve a free, classless society - a cooperative commonwealth. Anarchism is both a theory and practice of life. Philosophically, it aims for perfect accord between the individual, society and nature. In an anarchist society, mutually respectful sovereign individuals would be organised in non-coercive relationships within naturally defined communities in which the means of production and distribution are held in common.
Anarchists, are not simply dreamers obsessed with abstract principles. We know that events are ruled by chance, and that people’s actions depend much on long-held habits and on psychological and emotional factors that are often anti-social and usually unpredictable. We are well aware that a perfect society cannot be won tomorrow. Indeed, the struggle could last forever! However, it is the vision that provides the spur to struggle against things as they are, and for things that might be.
Whatever the immediate prospects of achieving a free society, and however remote the ideal, if we value our common humanity then we must never cease to strive to realise our vision. If we settle for anything less, then we are little more than beasts of burden at the service of the privileged few, without much to gain from life other than a lighter load, better feed and a cosier berth.
Ultimately, only struggle determines outcome, and progress towards a more meaningful community must begin with the will to resist every form of injustice.
In general terms, this means challenging all exploitation and defying the legitimacy of all coercive authority. If anarchists have one article of unshakeable faith then it is that, once the habit of deferring to politicians or ideologues is lost, and that of resistance to domination and exploitation acquired, then ordinary people have a capacity to organise every aspect of their lives in their own interests, anywhere and at any time, both freely and fairly.
Anarchism encompasses such a broad view of the world that it cannot easily be distilled into a formal definition. Michael Bakunin, the man whose writings and example over a century ago did most to transform anarchism from an abstract critique of political power into a theory of practical social action, defined its fundamental tenet thus: In a word, we reject all privileged, licensed, official, and legal legislation and authority, even though it arise from universal suffrage, convinced that it could only turn to the benefit of a dominant and exploiting minority, and against the interests of the vast enslaved majority.
Anarchists do not stand aside from popular struggle, nor do they attempt to dominate it. They seek to contribute to it practically whatever they can, and also to assist within it the highest possible levels both of individual self-development and of group solidarity. It is possible to recognise anarchist ideas concerning voluntary relationships, egalitarian participation in decision-making processes, mutual aid and a related critique of all forms of domination in philosophical, social and revolutionary movements in all times and places.
Elsewhere, the less formal practices and struggles of the more indomitable among the propertyless and disadvantaged victims of the authority system have found articulation in the writings of those who on brief acquaintance would appear to be mere millenarian dreamers. Far from being abstract speculations conjured out of thin air, such works have, like all social theories, been derived from sensitive observation. They reflect the fundamental and uncontainable conviction nourished by a conscious minority throughout history that social power held over people is a usurpation of natural rights: power originates in the people, and they alone have, together, the right to wield it.
A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives. A state governed in such a way.
re·pub·lic/riˈpəblik/ Noun: A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president...
The action or fact of joining together or being joined together, esp. in a political context. A state of harmony or agreement: "they live in perfect union".
Wherein lies the conflict?