Alright you jammers, occupiers and Springtime dreamers,I'm not sure what this is about. The Occupy movement appears to be a very confused group, though distancing itself from the Old Left and Obama are promising signs (unless it is done for strictly tactical reasons). The point remains that the movement appears to be anti-everything. There is a lot to be anti about these days, so by accident Occupy will be anti some things that should be ended. Overall, though, Occupy is a wacky movement that appears to have no well defined principles or goals.
First they silenced our uprising with a media blackout… then they smashed our encampments with midnight paramilitary raids… and now they’re threatening to neutralize our insurgency with an insidious campaign of donor money and co-optation. This counter-strategy worked to kill off the Tea Party’s outrage and turn it into a puppet of the Republican Party. Will the same happen with Occupy Wall Street? Will our insurgency turn into the Democrats’ Tea Party pet?
It’s up to you to decide if our movement goes the way of Paris ’68, the dust bin of could-have-been-insurrections, or something more daring, more inspiring, something not yet dreamed.
Will you allow Occupy to become a project of the old left, the same cabal of old world thinkers who have blunted the possibility of revolution for decades? Will you allow MoveOn, The Nation and Ben & Jerry to put the brakes on our Spring Offensive and turn our struggle into a “99% Spring” reelection campaign for President Obama?
We are now in a battle for the soul of Occupy… a fight to the finish between the impotent old left and the new vibrant, horizontal left who launched Occupy Wall Street from the bottom-up and who dreams of real democracy and another world.
Whatever you do, don’t allow our revolutionary struggle to fizzle out into another lefty whine and clicktivist campaign like has happened so many times in the past. Let’s Occupy the clicktivists and crash the MoveOn party. Let’s #DEFENDOCCUPY and stop the derailment of our movement that looms ahead.
for the wild,
Culture Jammers HQ
Friday, April 13, 2012
Wow, Occupy Warns on the Co-Opting of the Movement by the 'Old Left' and Obama
From Adbusters, the organization that launched the Occupy movement: