posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 05:01 PM
In the US and Europe, the movement of squares has responded to attacks on the social good by debt resistance and direct democracy. In assemblies, mic
checks and self-organization, they demonstrated that another world is possible. Now the movement is articulating full-scale resistance.
The movement of squares was born of the crisis of debt and democracy. In the wake of the global financial crisis, debt has been used by the 1 percent
as a tool of oppression against the 99%. The corruption of so-called democratic governments has been laid bare and their rule delegitimized, and now
it is Phase Two. Activists from this new social movement are building a global resistance.
I believe that this is the 21st century equivalent of 'passive resistance'. I don't want to hear about how this is just a way of "people getting
away with something" but I do want to hear your thoughts on this as stragety for reclaiming democracy for the "99%".
I am coming to believe that the anarcharist idea that "All Private Property is Theft" has real merit. The more I live with this idea (wondering how
such a thing could be true or workable) the more I get a feeling for it - not an understanding but a gut feeling. Remember the movie "The Gods must
be Crazy" and the chaos caused by a Coke bottle. Isn't that just a metaphor for all the wars, killing, greed, oppression, hatred that we see all
I doubt many will be interested in discussing how a program such as this could be participated in without ending up in debtors prision but I'd like
to talk about the benefits of this approach - not only for individuals, but cities, states, countries even small businesses that have all been preyed
upon by predatory debt when other ways of capital acquisition were never discussed or offered.
Please read the article - it's interesting and has a truly global and human perspective on this mess that will kill us all if not solved for the
betterment of the planet.