There was a great turn-out to the GA tonight. It was painful at times, and dramatic.
Despite the frustration and hurt feelings I feel like the spirit of Occupy burns as brightly as ever.
This struggle against one person within the group has united and re-ignited a passion in all those who are occupying with genuine intent.
In the past I’ve voted Democrat, but I don’t want Occupy to become a voter registration drive for the Democratic party, or an Obama re-election campaign.
The empty promises of the corporate owned Democratic party is part of the problem, not any real solution. Going out and voting once every four years is not going to cut it.
Occupy is about going beyond all of that and getting real change from the people for the people.
It’s not the police, or the republican party that might possibly subvert us.
The threat comes from our supposed cousins in Democratic party trying to absorb us and render us inert.
Already all over the country mainstream establishment forces are attempting to control or neutralize what we’re doing.
For some reason nobody really talks about the possible motivations for the accused John Kenney’s behavior in our GA.
Not even on the third day of his “trial” did anyone directly address that maybe he’s a political operative here to attempt to hijack and/or disrupt what we’re doing.
I don’t know if that’s true, but people should at least be considering it a possibility.
People need to connect the dots as it relates to John Kenney and his actions.
Maybe people are thinking it and talking about it in privately.
It needs to be spoken out loud in GA.
The facts of the matter need to be dug up.
The case needs to be made if it’s true.
If you have someone getting on TV, talking to politicians on our behalf, or other occupations on our behalf then that person needs to be addressed publicly.
It goes beyond GA. We need to make a public statement to other Occupations about the reasons for our “lack of confidence”
People are upset that a few ringers came in and blocked.
They can block tonight but they can’t block every night.
Consensus is more than a bureaucratic following of rules.
We had an awesome show of solidarity and consensus at Downtown Johnny Browns and it did not require a proposal or call for consensus.
True consensus takes patience and listening as well.
Some people have principled reasons for not agreeing with the proposal.
People had a very valid point in that we’ve allowed on person to drive us nuts and take over the whole agenda of what we’re doing.
We are way too strong and dedicated to let one person derail our peace of mind and what we’re trying to achieve.
Let’s not give this one person all that power.
I talked to someone more in the know of what’s going on.
His comment was,
“We’re playing checkers against people playing three dimensional chess”
Let’s get smart and see the game that’s being played on us.
That’s how we win, when we keep changing and learning.
We’re fluid, a swarm of transformational agents with one heart.
Moving forward I’d like for us to all talk about why we chose to occupy.
We need sharing and discussion of issues that brought us here in the first place.
That’s important and we haven’t been doing that enough.
I think GA is too rigidly focused on achieving technical consensus without regard to real human interaction.
I see the greatest purpose of Occupy is to spread awareness and break apathy.
We all live in a main-stream reality bubble owned and controlled by corporate powers. That bubble needs to be popped so we can see the reality of what’s going on, and the reality of our power.
Most importantly we need to get out and bring people in and wake people up.
We need to continue the viral awakening to break people’s apathy.
Tonight started out kind of painful and dramatic and it ended up inspiring again.
The after GA in Downtown Johnny Browns was true solidarity and consensus.
The next turn of Occupy San Diego’s evolution is now underway and I’m looking forward to it.
This last phase of OSD has revealed what works and what doesn’t.
It’s shown what brings us together and what seeks to subvert us from within.
It’s shown how people who are not on our side can use our own rules against us.
It’s given us an opportunity to learn that making and following rules cannot replace direct action from the heart.
Stay strong my Occupy brothers and sisters… we will prevail!