From:   Andy Anderson <3aeanderson@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Saturday, October 22, 2011 12:24:54 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] From One Seed a Tree Will Grow
 

Just to explain myself. You all have awakened hope and drive into many of us. Inspiration to me, seems like starting an emotion, which is good. But by waking those of us up. What you all have started is a global movement. As we awaken, its our duty to wake those around us. 

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Andy Anderson <3aeanderson@gmail.com> wrote:
Not inspired as much as awakened.


 
On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM, shaista husain <shaistahusain@gmail.com> wrote:
insprired by OWS --from one seed a thousand trees will grow....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvHvDH0yWK4


On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Doug Singsen <dougsingsen@gmail.com> wrote:
exactly


On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM, Richard Machado <richardwmach@gmail.com> wrote:
Beautiful and absolutely spot-on analysis. After all, we here in New York didn't grow our numbers over night. Planning meetings happened for about 2 months before the actual occupation. And we started with quite a small number of occupiers. So did DCs McPherson Square, although their planning meetings happened very briefly over irc chats and the rest in the occupation itself, which I thought was an interesting way to go about it. It worked though. It is also true though that DC is a flocking zone for activists though, so it may be sort of a skewed experiment. I would stress the same things you did, Andy. Organic growth. Organic sustainability. And Organic democratic process development. Stay strong Andy!

Love from the Big Rotten Apple,
Richie




On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 1:23 PM, Andy Anderson <3aeanderson@gmail.com> wrote:
We at Occupy Indianapolis are currrently shutting down all actions,
websites, twitter acounts, et.al. 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
Anderson





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