OCCUPY BOSTON. EXPECT US.
The first General Assembly of the people of Boston took place on the Boston Common at the Parkman Bandstand yesterday (Tues. 9/27/11) at 7:30 p.m. We gathered in solidarity with the occupation of Wall Street in a peaceful, non-violent and persistent presence near Boston centers of power.
Many people have asked “what is your one demand?” This is a well-known tactic to split a populist movement into factions and frame the protest as a bunch of hippies and kids playing camp-out. They want us to have one leader and one demand. To which we say, “Leader? LOLZ! We’re an anarchist collective!” (*grin*)
The demand is To Be Heard. We will no longer be shat upon by the one percent of the population who control 40% of the wealth in this country simply so they can accumulate more wealth and power. THEY made sure we have the anger, the numbers, the reason and the time to protest. Hey, it ain’t like we’re losing time or wages from OUR NONEXISTENT JOBS, right?
That doesn’t mean we don’t have a purpose. Like any non-violent protest, our purpose is to occupy a public place that belongs to the people; it’s called a COMMON for a reason! Our purpose is to become a public presence and constant reminder in the vicinity of a center of government and financial power. We will force ourselves to be seen and heard. We will gather more people and more attention and grow to more cities until the will of the people can no longer be ignored. As a wise man* once said, “People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
* Alan Moore, in V for Vendetta. Yeah, it’s from a graphic novel. So what? It’s still relevant Have you seen what Anonymous has accomplished with the help of a Guy Fawkes mask?
The time has come. THE WORLD IS WATCHING. YOUR CITY IS NEXT.
#OCCUPYBOSTON. I’M THERE. WHERE ARE YOU?