The mantra from #occupywallst:
The police ask to speak to the leader. We told them that there is no leader. They didn’t understand.
The general assembly meetings where you hear:
I propose that we … from participant after participant.
While the logic worked in Egypt’s revolution:
There is no political group leading the people. There is no one leading the people. People are going in a very organic way … people are just doing it.
Modeling the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations after the success of Egypt’s Tahrir Square uprising, might of been a sound idea, in practice it’s not gaining much ground in the United States. Here in the states where people lack an attention span, add to that the constant bombardment of distractions, you have to be focused on your demands. I’ve been following the peaceful demonstrations at Zuccotti Park since Saturday, and I still don’t know what they want to accomplish or how they plan on going about it.
What I have come away with is the knowledge that we’re reaching the point of making the mainstream media irrelevant. The lack of coverage from the MSM of the events in Lower Manhattan proves two things, the news channels are heavily controlled by corporations and that we can skirt around them. With 3 year old Dell 1525 laptops streaming the live video from a Canon HV20, the occupation has been televised.
The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised
Will not be televised, will not be televised
The revolution will be no re-run brothers
The revolution will be live