8 November 2011
Old Politics, New Politics
Too late now by the looks of it but here is how I think Dope City's Occupation ought to be brought down. The community that helped the installation begin should volunteer to help bring it down and clean it up in a general assembly. Probably would have to stack the meeting to pull that off though and I mean really stack it, such, it would appear, is but one limitation of consensual democracy that I have learned in the last month. You think it is hard turning around a union that has made a wrong turn by getting 50% + 1 of the vote in an election? You think it is hard to turn around the oil tanker that is our democracy by forming a plurality at the ballot box? Try turning that same oil tanker around when you need a 95% majority to do so.
Just an observation.
I do not get the stick it out until the cops and the city do the work. That is not new politics, it is old politics.
I might have some more to say on the subject of the Occupation politics I have been part of, in a small way, and been witness to, in a way that I am not sure was big or small, but I am going to let what I may have learned rattle around the old bucket for a spell before I do so.
Except for this: I hope the hot heroin that made its way into the Occupation did not come from where I think it may have came from.