Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Another world is possible: Build it and they will occupy
Imagine the state of the planet as a fire raging through a high-rise building. How does the 1% react?
They immediately call on the corporate media to make certain that most of the 99% refuse to even acknowledge the smell of smoke. In fact, with enough programming, mainstream America will opt to perceive rumors of a fire as some kind of liberal scheme. Once the masses have been effectively pacified, well…there’s surely money to be made off the inferno and many future blazes to be planned.
Activists, in the meantime, often behave like a sincere but dysfunctional fire department. They’ll bicker over tactics, debate who pulled the alarm first, complain about which of the gets to hold the fire hose, get distracted by discussions about electing a new fire chief, and spend a whole lot of time imagining what the building might look like once it’s rebuilt.
Mic Check: I say let the building burn. The structure is not salvageable so let it burn right down to its fuckin’ foundation.
One of my recent OWS photos: