reply to post by JewAgainstZionism
It is irrelevant whether or not you are who you claim to be. What is relevant is that I substantially agree with you. It does appear that most of the
political control structures of the world remain hidden from view, and there does seem to be an agenda of ever-increasing centralized, authoritarian
political control at the expense of ever-decreasing individual liberty. Zionism is simply one of the modes of that agenda, although I find it deeply
suspicious that one cannot be anti-Zionist without being vilified as anti-Jewish, as though the two were synonymous.
Furthermore, my own researches indicate that this effect has been in existence for a long time, longer, in fact, than anyone on earth has been alive.
To me, this reeks of supernatural influence. Your mileage may vary. But, either way, one must realize that one is up against an entity or organization
that is capable of sustaining an agenda with singularity of purpose across multiple generations. And it has access to vast resources. Now, I am not
saying that one should not resist, or that it is futile to do so. I am saying that winning won't be easy.
The internet is a great boon. It allows me to quickly find and communicate with like-minded individuals, and to organize concerted action with them.
But it is also a great bane. Google searches often substitute for real research. Links to Wikipedia articles are often presented as a means of
squelching all debate on a topic. It is as if anything that is worth reading can be found on the internet. News flash: it is sometimes necessary to
turn off the TV, get up off the sofa, and go to the library. I can provide examples from my own research, but I think one gets the idea.
I participated in the Occupy movement and, initially, I had high hopes for it. It soon turned out to be incapable of any broad-based, unified action.
In my area, the General Assembly quickly became dominated by anarchist and anarcho-syndicalist twenty-somethings, which is fine, but it quickly became
apparent that they would tolerate no action that did not support an anarchist agenda and that they were essentially amateurs at political activism.
We were routinely being pushed off the city property we inhabited by police in full riot gear. Several attorneys sympathetic to the cause said that
the way to proceed would be to file for a permit for use of the property, which would certainly be denied, then to use that denial a basis for a First
Amendment lawsuit against the city. They were even willing to help with this on a pro bono basis. Brilliant, I thought. But this action was voted down
by the General Assembly because it would tend to imply the legitimacy of the city government. Only they didn't put it that way. They just used the
"F" word a lot.
They wrote a statement of principles that sounded as if it had been written by whiny college sophomores. Like, hey, dudes in power, we are feeling
like, um, totally dissed by you guys, so, like, what's up with that? I made offers to help on several occasions, but was not permitted to.
At one point, a member of the state legislature camped out with us for a week or so. This resulted in endless debate on whether or not he should be
allowed to remain as a member of the movement, for fear that he represented an attempt by the Democratic party to co-opt the movement. I thought, wow,
here is a very influential man who might well be committing political suicide simply by being here, and who might be worth listening to for his
insider knowledge of the local political scene, and you're telling him you don't want him here?
One day, leaders from several local trade unions showed up at a General Assembly meeting. They basically said, "We agree with what you are doing
here. We have no desire to take over the movement. We would like to extend our support for it any way we can." Great, I thought, we need food, warm
clothing, and most of all, all your people down here carrying signs. This was voted down for fear that the movement would be co-opted by unions,
socialists, marxists, etc. Fools, I thought. What you need is 24/7 media coverage. And the way to get it is to have everyone in the city, including,
and even especially, people you don't like, to be down here holding a sign. Amateurs.
You want a bloodless revolution? I am with you. Tell me how I can help. But I must say that so far, my experience with such things has been
disappointing to the point of being downright depressing.