|Sent time:||Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:19:27 PM|
|Subject:||Re: [september17discuss] Call for Bloomberg to Resign|
I suspect Bloomberg as the perfect symbol of the 1% doesn't also point to
part of the problem with a strategy based on targetting him. We're not
looking for symbolic change. Establishing an individual villain makes it
easy for the system to swap them out without making substantive changes to
its functioning, and generating confusion amongst a lot of the rest of us.
We've done that already, most recently in replacing Bush 1 with Clinton
and Bush 2 with Obama. We can set our eyes squarely on creating system
change, and the friends and enemies of that goal will continue to reveal
Let's get down to the hard work of realizing a different system, through
1) creating our own institutions, 2) pushing some that we already have
toward greater justice, democracy, equity and ecological sustainability
and 3) dismantling those institutions that just aren't worth reforming.
> It'd be impossible to have a better comic book villain antagonist more apt
> than Bloomberg.
> 'Bloombergville' by its nature focused on him as a symbol. However which
> way we act now, I could see targeting him for embodying the Wall Street
> control of our society being a very valuable strategy.
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 1:24 PM, Marisa Holmes
>> I've always been against demands,
>> but I think OWS should call for Bloomberg to step down.
>> He's the perfect symbol.
> Harry Waisbren
> Job Party Organizer
> Social Media Analyst
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