November 4, 2011 in World
Do I really believe, as I wrote in a previous article, that we are at War in America?
The Occupy Movement has all of the symptoms of war. However, it is a war unlike any other.
It has the symptoms of war in that the Occupy Movement is occupying property. They are taking ground. Law enforcement decides when Occupy has gone too far. At that point, they erect police barriers, respond with riot squads, or start arresting (capturing?) those in the Occupy Movement.
This scenario plays out in every city.
It started on the Brooklyn Bridge when NYPD led the protestors on the bridge, then surrounded and arrested them for being on it.
In continued in Chicago when law enforcement wouldn’t allow the protesters to occupy by remaining still so they followed police orders to “keep moving.” They marched in circles.
It happened in Oakland this week when Occupiers inhabited a foreclosed building and police took it back.
There are other examples too. This scenario has played out in Richmond, Nashville, Atlanta, Tulsa, Denver, Portland, and Seattle.
The war is unlike others in that the violence has been minimal. However, every war is fought with new technologies and methods. The new technology of this war is instant communication for everyone, not just those in uniform. The new war method is peaceful protest combined with the unity of humanity. These technologies and methods produce few casualties.
War is about taking ground.
If this is war, then what is the peaceful response?
Overwhelmingly, each person who responded to the question in my article said we need to become informed by understanding the following:
- Why we are at war
- What ground is being taken and why it is targeted
- The sides
Furthermore, we need to remember that we choose our responses. Therefore, we don’t have to panic about being at war. We can remain peaceful and calm in the midst of the conflict.
This is easier to do when we know how this will end.
Future articles will help you understand all of this. Stay tuned.
This is getting interesting.