When it comes to Occupy we feel that real change will come only when we OCCUPY THE LAND… especially the near 60% of the land in Britain which is currently ‘owned’ by 0.6% of it’s people… the aristocratic rich scum who’s best trick, like that of the devil, is to convince people that they are no longer a threat. As The Land Magazine says in it’s manifesto:
The market (however attractive it may appear) is built on promises: the only source of wealth is the earth. Anyone who has land has access to energy, water, nourishment, shelter, healing, wisdom, ancestors and a grave. Ivan Illich spoke of “a society of convivial tools that allows men to achieve purposes with energy fully under their control”. The ultimate convivial tool, the mother of all the others, is the earth … Rome fell; the Soviet Empire collapsed; the stars and stripes are fading in the west. Nothing is forever in history, except geography. Capitalism is a confidence trick, a dazzling edifice built on paper promises. It may stand longer than some of us anticipate, but when it crumbles, the land will remain.
That said, the latest call from the instigators of the Occupy movement, the social engineers at Adbusters, is a mighty multinational General Strike (see Tactical Briefing #28). This is a fantastic idea because, unlike with other Occupy strategies, absolutely anyone can – and should – get involved :-)
And while you have some spare time on your hands why not turn your hand to a spot of Insolence!