Kali74 in particular, can attest to the degree of cynicism which I've recently expressed, concerning the Occupy movement. I have had serious concerns
about the potential level of Communist influence, as far as a hijacking of the movement is concerned.
I've been looking around online, though, over the past few days, and I've been finding a few different things. One of them is
thread, where XPLoDER links to a very positive video. From there, I also found
website, which demonstrated to me that, at both Occupy and Occupy-like events around the planet,
people have been both discussing, and actully doing, some truly amazing things.
I then found an Anonymous' video about Project Mayhem 2012:-
This video isn't the major thing, though. I went to the YouTube page, and read some of the links in the description. Some of the material there is
among the most positive and inspiring that I've ever read.
So I'm starting to realise, that this movement really is something very different to what a lot of us have thought. I'm not saying that the material
that Breitbart has put in his movie, Occupy Unmasked, is not the truth. I think black bloc anarchists and violent people genuinely have been there,
to some extent. I have, however, also known what a lie the sanitation issue was, and that it was used purely as a justification by Michael Bloomberg,
to shut down Zucotti Park.
I think probably the single most interesting thing about what happened at Zucotti Park, if you're really able to look at it from both sides, was the
degree of polarisation. There were a lot of incredibly positive things happening there; and Bloomberg's actions really matched their light, to an
equally proportionate degree with his own darkness. The raid was literally held in the middle of the night, in order to try and prevent anyone else
from knowing about what was happening, and it was so secretive that the police themselves weren't even initially told what to do, other than to merely
show up at the site.
Other people have tried to say to me that this doesn't fit into the conventional left/right thinking, and the reading I've been doing, has started to
show me that that is true. The events have been focusing primarily on actions and their effects, rather than ideology. If there is a risk of
violence somewhere, they try and talk it down. If someone is sick or injured, they try and have facilities on site to help that person heal. If
people are hungry, they feed each other.
I also know, that the advocacy of things like free food are again seen as elements of Communist ideology; but I've since started to think that if that
is true, then it's conservatives who perhaps need to take a hard look at what they really advocate, morally; particularly if they call themselves
Christian. Capitalists still need to eat; but a problem with Capitalism that I've always had, truthfully, is that they are unwilling to recognise
that other people have the same need, or to consider it important. The people who run these events, are focused on reciprocity.
That brings me to another point. There is something honestly different about the Millenials, as a generation. I actually saw this during the one
offline Anonymous raid I went to, once; and I've been seeing it even more, with the literature that I've been reading in association with Project
Mayhem, and Take the Square, as well.
Although I'm not saying that is is all of them, by any means, there are a lot of people within the current generation are not only more idealistic,
but also more intensely loving, than any other generation in history, that I'm aware of; and yes, this actually includes the Boomer hippies.
Reciprocity among many of them is viewed as being reflexive, and entirely natural. They just do it, and there is no ideology or ism as such, attached
to it whatsoever.
I've also been trying to look at the reasons for my own cynicism. As the Project Mayhem people themselves would say, it is of course fear. I've read
a lot about the NWO and the Illuminati conspiracy, and there has been a natural assumption made by me, that Occupy were completely tied in with the
cabal's plans. I've had a lot of bad experiences. I really wanted to believe that Zeitgeist, as one example, was going to be something good; and
then found out that it was a negative cult, internally. So my reflexive tendency now, is to be suspicious to the point of outright cynicism about
anything. I think to a degree I need to work on overcoming that.
To the degree that Occupy are violent, I think that is true; however, there is also a core ideology here which is non-violent. It also doesn't
advocate population reduction; it advocates inclusion instead, and the idea that every individual is capable of making contributions that perhaps no
other individual might have been able to.
I think the cabal have tried to hijack Occupy; I think they're probably going to keep trying to hijack it, and subvert it to their own ends. I might
continue to feel wary about that, and I think I do still need to keep using discernment about what I read, see, and hear. I am also beginning to
realise, however, that there is another stream of thought and belief and feeling, here, which I don't think can
It's too positive. It isn't violent. It doesn't respond to provocation by police. It isn't discouraged or deterred by lies spread by psychopathic
politicians and the mainstream media. It focuses purely on solving problems, and its' only real interest is ensuring that we as a species survive;
and more, that we do so in a loving and positive context.
The other thing that I'm realising, is that the degree of positivity or negativity which exists here, is purely up to us. We can watch Breitbart's
movie, which of course is going to consist of the black bloc going nuts, and talk about ACORN and George Soros, etc; or we can focus on the number of
other people who've been associated with the movement, who don't have anything to do with either violence or political shill organisations, and who've
been doing some extremely positive things.
Both exist. The real question is, which we want to focus on, and which we want to devote our energy towards. I'm beginning to want to focus my
energy on the positive element. The negative is still going to be there in the background, but focusing on that is only going to paralyse me. If I
take hold of the positive side of it, I can use that, to myself start making some beneficial, practical change.
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