Saturday, November 05, 2011
Comic Gold - The New Proletariat
PS: What is nonhierarchical and self-regulating? The riots in Oakland?
Read the link - after describing the large flows of monetary and in-kind donations:
Each day, the race to reproduce life itself at Liberty begins, and each day it is largely met, in theory at least, without the use of two things—the money-form and hierarchy.
"Earnings and employment information from the U.S. Department of Labor is not available for this field at this time."
"...each day it is largely met, in theory at least, without the use of two things ..."
= = = =
-- "in theory at least" --
Yep, that's all these dimestore Post-Modernists have got. Their Grand Theory about how people and nations and Reality Itself "should" work.
The fact, bitterly proven time and again, that people and nations and Reality DON'T work that way, is of no consequence. They're gonna show mean old Mr. Reality who is boss of the Universe, yessir! No matter how many billions, or trillions, or giglazillions of Other People's Money it may take, they will never admit defeat. They're going to MAKE IT WORK THEIR WAY, come hell or high water. (Most probably Hell, because The Lord already promised us no more Great Floods...)
Sigh. We have *GOT* to take back the education system...
Now we are moving into the next phase, and I think we will see an obvious contraction.
The "skipping" recession hope is entirely based on the theory that consumer demand was so weak already that the business cycle/consumer cycle will be slightly off-phase. It's still a hope. Unfortunately my projections show perhaps a three trough cycle, but each peak gets lower as we move through the transition.
He isn't dumb, however - the reins of the movement are held by the professional drummers, not the 99%:
The Spokes Council, in fact, doesn’t have enough regard for working people, students and people with dependents to have one of their three weekly meetings on a weekend afternoon. Instead of ensuring broad participation of traditionally marginalized and oppressed communities, OWS limits participation to individuals from these communities who are privileged enough to be able to spend three workdays a week at Zuccotti Park.
Which says it all.
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