From:   Andy Anderson <>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 22, 2011 11:23:50 AM
To:   september17 <>
Subject:   [september17discuss] From One Seed a Tree Will Grow

We at Occupy Indianapolis are currrently shutting down all actions,

websites, twitter acounts, We collapsed because we didn't

collectively grow. A thousand screaming people clamored to join, they

came, they protested, they left, and we collapsed. I am not speaking

for the GA. But we were not organic, and because we were never a

living, breathing thing. We never had life to begin with.We are now

splintered into factions. The workgroup I am apart of wants to

continue. Our group thinks that OWS began a movement that we want to

be a part of and at the same time support. We believe the corporations

have complete control of every aspect of our lives and this must

stop.We believe every political attempt to thwart this has been beaten

back by the forces created by the corporations. We must act to end

this. We then believe this core group can bring others into it, to

create a larger group, which can be broken into smaller working groups

that can actually make and accomplish goals, bring their ideas and

solutions to the larger group, thus making it stronger. We must grow

from the bottom up.This may take time and patience, but we this is the

only way to fix this. We have to begin at birth, not try to fix the

mess that currently is Occupy Indianapolis. Some other groups stated

that they wanted to visit New York, I have given them the information

they have asked for and I hope New York will help them. But for our

small group, we are asking guidance and support of the kind we have

been receiving from you to date. We are in this for the long haul. We

hope there will be a day we can be of service to others. The only

thing we have to offer now is to stress that other cities that started

as we did realize, the need to stay organic outweighs the desire to

have a large number of members. We are more than willing to help other

cities understand what does not work, and pass on information on what

does as we figure it out for ourselves..Peace and solidarity, Andy