With tonight’s pro-violence vote in the GA, Occupy Oakland has almost guaranteed it will remain a marginalized movement. I only add the qualification because I really, really hope I’m wrong.
Either OO builds on the success of the General Strike, or it becomes another failed (but oh so ideologically pure) radical movement.Tonight we got a strong indication that OO is planning to take the latter path.
Having achieved this ‘victory’, will our anarchist friends now try to oust the trades union element from OO? I ask this in all seriousness. I’ve seen young men in ‘circle A’ shirts arguing at the Plaza that unions are just as bad as governments. In fact, everyone seems ideologically suspect…except, of course, that certain special sub-set of black clad young men apparently touched by the hand of God.
Things have come to a pretty pass indeed when an ignoramus can refer to Gandhi as a ‘misogynistic prick’…and then is cheered by the crowd.
“Women shall enjoy the same rights as men…this is the India of my dreams…I shall be satisfied by nothing else”–M.K. Gandhi, September 10 1931