by BE Macomber
(Originally “Mythology of Dialectical Materialism” was written for a blog requesting an article. Yet when I submitted it my work was found to be “vaguely anti-socialism”, and as such rejected. Shit yea, pilgrims and riders of the purple sage, I am not into any isms).
Calling #Occupy. Calling #Occupy. Where are you?
Buying into the class struggle theorem is exactly what the empire’s privileged and its oppressing corporatocracy desire. The class struggle meta-lie festers. Its negation of our innate communal species operates to defeat us in too many extents yet its semi-flourishing methodology is unnatural, anti-wholism, and inhuman. The humdrum falsehood is too damn effective obliterating currents of street rebellion or integrated social movements for humanity’s unanimity.
Occupy, the people’s mutiny against the tyranny of the 1%, was straightforward with its harmonization, yet it did not thrive. Occupy lacks momentous leadership. Its premise is suitable, if it was 1962 aligned with those forging the Huron Statement of #SDS. Occupy’s delivery system was weakened by an absence of heartwarming leaders able to embrace the masses beyond those ensconced in tent cities and marches. Our post millennium jadedness supercedes our willingness to survive, free? We seem better attuned to saving pets than ourselves.
Humans do not accomplish much without charismatic principals as much as the cataclysm youth of today’s world would prefer no authority figures lead us to freedom. Directives by ever expanding committees and a multitude of factions, is an impossible task in a globalizing tech-savvy social order sopped with information overload. A small amount of collected facts and data becomes dangerous morphing into gossip and pettiness. Factions splinter off concerned for their specie particulars losing sight of the overall objective – to change the oppression of the ranking establishment. A collective movement to alter the course of operative economics based on sit-ins generates instant media response yet wanes over time as it ages (read not cures) without an underlying body of thought and fresh insightful informatics.
Occupy flounders without a subterranean articulated grasp of pertinent issues and an organized plan of actions. It was infiltrated and in conjunction with mischance was abused by its own commissioned unsaid premise of mediocrity.
Huge mass demonstrations are necessary to identify to the rest of our species the cause and swell the ranks. Yet, noteworthy uprisings cannot be the exclusive foundation to popular change or serve as the primal empowerment of people to act on their own behalf in unity. While some argue they are effective for the moment to allow the masses to vent and say their piece, history tells us required systemic change never happens overnight, or sadly without spelt blood. The toppling of unjust regimes is messy, lengthy and requires well-conceived replacement with a campaign strategy and adept human personnel, otherwise the void is impurely filled.
The people’s universal revolution we subscribe to is out-financed, out-gunned, and out-played yet not out-numbered. FB claims 1.4 billion users. Pacifism is a longer circuitous route yet its intrinsic basis is solid, nearly ego-less, and popularly sustainable. Non-violence is not only a safer route to change it engenders those once perceived as adversaries to align as allies. Hate leads to hate. Peace leads to peace. Backing blindfolded people up against the wall or trapping them in opinionated box canyons is violence leading to retribution violence. Extending a storyline of anima to rivals provides a feasible pathway with bridges over surging fuming moats better leading to collective coalescence.
What makes me a barking dog? The three decades within the tilt-a-wheel America body politic yammering at podiums, being a dissenting Democratic Party committee member, running campaigns, writing white papers, and even stupidly running for office on 9/11 in NY. The discourse must remain open not only for diplomatic possibilities but because unless humankind discovers global common ground our species is f*cked, done in my ourselves, in short order.
(see part two)