Despite the current establishment thesis that the Occupy Movement had no staying power and was just a flash in the proverbial monopoly capitalist pan, Occupy is the best thing to happen to this country since the IWW. For decades, what passed for an American “left” remained mired in bouts of single-issue turf wars wrapped in phony political correctness.
The leaderless Occupy has obliterated the hierarchical power pyramid which progressives had merely copied from the monopoly capitalist society they were surrounded by. Real change can never occur when such fear-based models prevail.
Most significant is that Occupy has changed the national conversation, reclaiming our much abused language and vocabulary from a three-decade onslaught of Orwellian doublespeak brought to you by corporate America and their sycophant media subsidiaries. Read the rest of this entry »