I hear you.
You’re saying: “Steve, are you crazy? Billions?”
“We’ll never get billions out, even for a worldwide march.”
“Not even close.”
You’re probably right. We probably never will get billions out to a worldwide march. That’s one in seven people on Earth! Impossible!
But didn’t it catch your eye? And isn’t that what we need to do to get people thinking?
So what if we get ten million out instead of one billion? Won’t that be something?
And so what if we only get people talking? Or only frustrate them and get them thinking?
I’m willing to be considered crazy if it spurs someone else to come up with a better idea.
And just think of the apoplexy the controllers will have thinking that we’re aiming for a march of a billion people. The ones who’ve struck fear in our heart for millennia being themselves afraid? Is that not worth it? Why not get them shaking in their boots and realize that we’re serious and we’re on the march?
So, no, we probably won’t get billions out. But we’ll have our best chance to be heard suggesting that the Occupy Movement has probably gone as far as it can go with encampments. They’re logistically challenging. They’re not dynamic enough. They leave us too open to dislocation and deprivation by police action. It’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere and probably cannot be sustained.
We need to raise large numbers of people and dynamically march. If we’re encamped in a city square, we’ve consented to contain ourselves, to restrain ourselves, to disadvantage ourselves. Why not just ask to be led to a corral and kept there?
To be able to march where we wish to go, and keep marching if we wish – why, march every day until we get what we want – yes, that’s the ticket.
And what do we want? Peace, equality, and freedom. What’s so hard to consider about that. We want world peace, an end to all war on the planet, an end to arms sales and military buildups and false-flag operations to start illegal and even treasonous wars.
We want economic equality – to share the wealth or the pain equally. We want everyone to have their fair share of resources, goods and services. And we don’t want a society that’s simply about consumption, debt, and wage slavery. We don’t want to rob the poor to pay the rich. We don’t want the bank’s profits privatized and their losses socialized. We do want universal medicare and universal accessibility to education. And, no, it isn’t socialism. It’s just compassionate care for the disadvantaged, which nowadays happens to be 99% of us.
And political freedom. We don’t want our constitutional rights curtailed, a national security state prying into our private lives, a false state of emergency reinforced every day when the only “terrorists” around are our own governments.
This is what we’re marching for. What’s hard to get about that?
So, yes, aim for a billion and settle for a few dozen million. I’m OK with that. I’ll carry the can. Consider me crazy, a whack job, a nut case if you like, but just spread the word. There’s a new boss in town and that new boss is us.