Sorry, but the OWS stuff is just going to have to keep spewing from my decrepit fingers into the interweb. I just keep finding more and more shit that upsets me.
What is it this time? Can’t you just fucking be happy that something is happening? Certainly, these are fine questions, dear reader. But take a look at this:
“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that IF the PETITION OF GRIEVANCES approved by the 870 Delegates of the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY in consultation with the PEOPLE, is not acted upon by Congress, the President, and Supreme Court, to the satisfaction of the Delegates of the NATIONAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY, said Delegates shall organize a THIRD, COMPLETELY NON-PARTISAN, INDEPENDENT POLITICAL PARTY to run candidates for every available Congressional seat in the mid-term election of 2014 and again in 2016 until all vestiges of the existing corrupt corporatocracy have been removed by the ballot box.”
This is the last paragraph of the so-called call for a General National Convention to convene in Philadelphia on July 4, 2012 to ratify a list of grievances. The list isn’t bad. At least these guys remembered to include the want for the wars to end. However, someone must explain to me the idea of a non-partisan political party. I have wanted a third party in the U.S. since I was able to vote, but to say that it would be non-partisan is such empty bullshit. The party would have leaders and would call for certain causes and so on and so forth.
This is why I propose something. Let’s just give up this 99% bullshit. That’s what it is. It’s empty and it doesn’t mean a fucking thing. We are all partisan to our own interests and by trying to appeal to everyone, OWS, you are really pulling down those that probably want more than what you’re putting forth. You’re crushing these people under your call for solidarity and caring for everyone else within the “99%.” A rival protest collection needs to be established and it will have no issues clearly stating its goals or wants. The group needs to be one that is willing to acknowledge the differences in American society, but fight to show the use of systems outside of capitalism. It’s tactics will be pointed and won’t follow the current language system’s definition of nonviolence in order to coddle the stockbrokers of Wall Street into giving us what we want. Radical changes are needed across the globe. Radical changes don’t happen within capitalism.
A friend of mine told me that “The great can’t be the enemy of the good.” I would like to stress that if this were to lead to deep changes within the system as is, then I would probably be happy and see it as a step forward. But sometimes I can’t help but think that the good is the true enemy of the great. The good is what slows those looking for the great. It hinders greatness and allows for complacency.
It’s a strange existence, that of the hopeful socialist. It allows for the day-to-day anger that keeps you going and keeps you on the edge all day. However it keeps you from spiraling into a sort of depression cycle of death with the hopes that maybe someday you can help change things. I don’t really know what I would do if anything actually changed. I would still probably be angry all the time. It would be like the dog that finally catches its tail. Maybe I would let it go and start complaining for something even more. Who knows.
Good day, folks.