posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 10:39 AM
Occupy is still in full steam here in SLC, but the focus is away from protesting and towards some organized political action. We had a glimpse into
what "cooperation" with the Mayor and Police Chief did for us and we are dealing with things in a more organized, organic, non official avenue.
Meetings are biweekly and we are organizing some pretty exciting things in the community. The voting and meeting structure are still 90-10 consensus
and we have divided the area into geographic communities. We have been canvassing the city and are taking a neighborhood approach, asking people what
they need in each neighborhood and supporting them to get results. Our focus changed and we are not asking groups to join us, but are offering our
support to existing activist groups under their banners and we are driving forward as a collective.
Soooo, when you see PETA, LGBT protests, Tea Party, Gun Rights Activists, Oath Keepers, Ron Paul people protesting you are seeing us in the masses at
those events supporting people against a tyrannical government. When you see the “rioting”, those are the anarchist work groups just doing their
best to draw attention away from the “real work” of consensus-community building.
We have offered services to homeowners facing foreclosure and eviction and we have a waiting list of nearly three dozen homes that have contracted
with us for occupation against the sheriff and the banks. We have begun protesting individuals and specific geographic locations. We are organizing
voting districts and campaigns to put Occupy party members on city counsels and state positions. We are organizing and supporting local businesses and
protesting national chains and corporate giants like Walmart, Monsanto and The Banksters.
We are saving seeds and organizing community gardening projects for spring. We are also looking into collective property with communal kitchens.
We are studying and networking on alternative energy and waste processing systems…
We are studying and organizing health and public safety systems and enlisting professionals sympathetic to our course to teach and train our ranks.
IMPORTANT….we are NOT arming for violence, but we are preparing for autonomy through sustainable living practices and education. We are creating
neighborhood tribal counsels and regional structures that will help support communities and neighborhoods in the vent of a bank run or food
We have sent liaisons to neighboring states and back east to make sure we are on the same page come spring. Run out of steam….more like building a
strong, steady boil for a release when the weather breaks….
The processes are very refined and we are able to make decisions quickly and accurately. Pounding our heads against the stone wall wasn’t working
here, so we are going totally grass roots.
We are getting very good at sniffing out the agents in the ranks as well and some of us are focusing on that aspect so we can get some internal
control and get rid of the spies in these groups. We have been focusing on feeding and housing the needy this season, its getting very cold here in UT
and we are actively supporting shelters and soup kitchens. We have a growing, albeit silent, presence in Gallivan Plaza. We are self policing and are
managing to keep the criminal element at bay in this camp.
You need to understand that this country, the world for that matter, is heading for something that it has never seen before… something that will
absolutely destroy the present paradigm of society, trade and economy. We are prepping for this and have established a network of counsels that
communicate rapidly and efficiently. We have a supply chain. We have a unified agenda. This is a model for self organizing collectives that will, we
believe, be the only way to survive with any degree of safety and cohesion when TPTB trip the switch in the spring.
The model is sound. You can come to us for structure when society wobbles and dies in the spring. Understand that we are your neighbors and we are
organizing a neighborhood near you into a survival clan.
Many of us are tired of yelling ourselves silly and we have decided that the time is growing late. We, at this point, realize that most folks aren’t
really getting the message and we have decided to start prepping to meet the events that will surely come this spring. We are getting ready and we
really don’t have time or resources to continue to convince the “non believers” that they should get ready themselves. I wish we could, but we
really can’t anymore.
Small scale protests will continue as a reminder that we are still here. Remember, the 60s era movement took almost five years to garnish enough
support to radically change public policy. We are still in the planning stages and have managed to take the best of what worked then and leave out the
elements that were counterproductive, like the orgies, drugs and violence. It’s working folks. You don’t have to believe this, but know that
structure is in place when all else fails and know that you won’t have to navigate the chaos alone. When TPTB raid personal savings, checking, hedge
funds, bonds, stock accounts and every other safety net you have worked your entire life for, remember we have been organizing for cohesion and
community. There is a place for your voice here.
As you can see, we present a problem for TPTB and we will be declared terrorists by the end of the month, no doubt Keep in mind that leadership is
by consensus and we still do not have a solid leadership structure, BY DESIGN. Leadership can be co-opted and leaders can be captured and
interrogated. The ambiguous, voluntary, consensus model also allows us to easily see who the agent provocateurs are.
Ambiguity of leadership and declared goals are very effective organizational strategies. Our goals remain broad and each individual agenda is handled
by work groups interested in organizing and executing that particular plan. There is no “one message” just a great deal of compartmentalization to
cover each aspect of a working, growing community. A great deal of detailed, planned compartmentalization. It is almost to the level of intuitive hive
mind in a way…things get done quickly and efficiently with little ego based aggression.
It’s a beautiful thing being collectively run by some very beautiful, intelligent, passionate people. The future looks bright here.
Ait, back to the planning…