posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 02:51 PM
reply to post by GD21D
I agree. Again, if you listen to the above linked MLK Jr. video not as a point of view on what the Civil Rights Movement was about but in the role
that MLK Jr. played as a leader for that movement, it was to basically reaffirm focus for the protesters. The lack of leadership was a point of
interest for me in regards to OWS. What they were attempting to model would be a flat organizational structure and the most frequently cited reason
for this lack of leadership was to avoid being co-opted. Having had to learn about the various organizational structures for my degree, such a flat
organization is great in terms of creativity and responsiveness. The downside to such a structure can be lowered efficacy and efficiency that
decreases as the structure gets larger and larger because it basically spirals out of control. Whoever suggested such a thing in the first place
either flunked their class in organizational structure or deliberately suggested it. Without a leader in a large flat organizational structure, it
guarantees that the organization will disintegrate without an individual refocusing the whole back to the goal at hand.
Adbusters was responsible for the suggestion of encampment, which was also modeled across the nation for other Occupy Movements. Again, there's a
correlation that could've been found with the Civil Rights Movement in regards to the Poor People's Campaign and what happened with that idea:
You'd think that Adbusters would have done their homework to know that encampments in
cities a. don't end well for those occupying and b. did not have a positive outcome in terms of goals.
It was doomed to fail. I recall seeing things about potential civil unrest occurring within the US being predicted by the government in the years
prior to OWS. You also have the militarization of the police force occurring in those years prior. What you have with OWS that could almost be a
movement built to fail. It took everything that had doomed prior movements to failure and smashed them all into one movement. Lack of leadership,
flat structure, and encampment. You had a police force ready for riots.
What does the Forest Service do when they know that the conditions within the forest are ripe for a bad forest fire? Why they do a controlled burn.
edit on 20/9/13 by WhiteAlice because: apparently it was an insignifcant word.