November 7, 2011 in World
Every war must have opponents. This article identifies the combatants in the War in America.
Naomi Wolf says “…for the first time, people around the world are not identifying and organizing themselves along national or religious lines, but rather in terms of a global consciousness and demands for a peaceful life, a sustainable future, economic justice and basic democracy. Their enemy is a global “corporatocracy” that has purchased governments and legislatures, created its own armed enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud, and plundered treasuries and ecosystems.”
Let’s look closer at Ms. Wolf’s quote to define each side in this conflict.
From her viewpoint, those in the Occupy Movement support:
- A peaceful life
- A sustainable future
- Economic justice
- Basic democracy
Those on the other side support:
- Government manipulation through financial means
- Police and military enforcers of this manipulation
- Systemic economic fraud
- Plundered treasuries
- Destroyed ecosystems
The paradox of this war is that it is being fought in a non-violent method. This is important for the Occupy Movement because violence feeds the other side. Therefore, Occupy will not use violence. From their viewpoint, if the focus of this war becomes the violence, the Occupy Movement will have lost.
It is for this reason that when violence takes place during a protest, Occupy immediately issues a statement that says the violence was perpetuated by those not associated with their Movement. Anarchists were blamed for the violence in Italy, NYPD was blamed for the violence in New York, and OPD and undercover law enforcement was blamed for the violence in Oakland.
There is the possibility that those in the military will join with the Occupy Movement and use their training to protect the Constitutional Rights of the protesters. Hopefully, this will be done in a non-violent method where those who oppose Occupy recognize it isn’t in their best interest to assault uniformed military. It will be interesting to see how this situation develops.
Now, that we understand what is going on with the Occupy Movement, you can look for a future article where I write about how to resolve the issues of the protest. Before I post it, look for one about the momentous happenings on the agenda for this week.
By the way, if you have questions or opinions about the Occupy Movement, please leave them in the comment section and I will respond in a future article.