This is offered in the spirit of an Occupy Oakland Committee for Absurd Ideas which I understand is primarily focused on political performance art. The idea though is not just about performance art, but rather about developing further the inter/national conversation of the DeColonize/Occupy moment.
We may want to think about proposing a transitional national council for the lands now called the United States in #DO or #OO and then on through Inter-Occupy nationally. Transitional national councils were previously established in Libya, Egypt and there is presently one in Syria and I believe also one in Yemen. An earlier form of this, also quite recently rearticulated by the U.S. left, is the Committees of Correspondence.
“Take Back Wall Street! Occupied Since 1625.” We all know we live in Occupied America under an economic system produced by both colonial settlement and racialized enslavement. In these lands now called the United States racial ideology changes constantly to perpetuate racial and other hierarchies and economic injustice. Hence the need for the QPOC/POC formations within the Occupy/Decolonize spaces.
While in Occupied America the outward forms (elections, debates) of representative democracy persist, in truth we live today under the dictatorship of the 1%. The Republicrat and Democan parties, congress, the president, federal agencies and state governments are today wholly owned subsidiaries of 1%. This could be documented fairly thoroughly I suspect by Occupy Research and our other social movement and organizational allies.
Large corporations, due to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case, have moved from domination to outright control of elections. They have already used their power to abolish taxes on themselves. We might conceivably flip an American revolutionary slogan and say no representation (for corporations) without (high) taxation (on corporate profits).
Human votes in reality no longer count in U.S. elections. Accordingly, it is time for the 99% to alter or abolish the present government so that a new government can be instituted by and for the humans of these lands. This is about the consent of the governed to the governmental form that no longer serves us, the 99%. That is why Inter-Occupy ought to work towards the Transitional National Council.
Don’t Vote, Revolt! Bye Bye Bloomberg! Government by the Billionaires, of the Billionaires,and for the Billionaires shall perish from this earth!
John Hayakawa Torok