Much of what people are against happens behind closed doors. Fine for private matters, but there are no private politics. There should not be. The people occupy - against. They are engaged and do gain attention.
The occupy movement has been criticized for:
- not having an agenda - it has many
- not having a leader - it has many
but - that gives it diversity and resilience. Such energy may fizzle, and to keep momentum, it appears,
People aim their networking for:
- replacing winner-takes-it-all financial casinos with a more sustainable social contract
- bringing crony capitalists to justice, to stop their shredding of the social fabric woven from agreements and laws
and the objectives may grow more diverse, as people gain freedom to pursue their own dreams, refine agreements in conversation and debate, and form their own groups forwarding their own causes and ideals, at best in mutual respect. Patterns will emerge, become signs of progress, and new social contracts may be drawn up.
Direct democracy. Engaged Economy.
Want to dive deeper? Synapsing evolutionary events and prior art:
- Awareness movement: Occupy to engage
- Community vs. corporatist: TEDx video, Thomas Power
- Corporate redesign: Corporation 20/20
- Democratic workplaces: WorldBlu
- Transition economy: New Economy Network
This list may grow. What would you add?
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