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Response to U4ikLefty (Reply #54)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 09:37 AM

64. Not a "steroetype" (sic). Personal experience.

 

I was involved with the Occupy movement in Albuquerque, NM, from the first week at Camp Coyote when it was at Central and University. I started the library, which disappeared in a puff. I attempted repeatedly to stay involved, but the General Assembly system is tragically, deeply flawed and unworkable for any issue more complex than where to march, next, and what to yell.

Working Groups are fine, but when the G.A.'s shoot down every single proposal, they became dispirited and evaporate. Until the basic organizational model by which Occupy occurs is modified, I'm going to continue to stick with a support role. The movement is welcome to continue making terrible decisions until it's completely irrelevant, or it can find a better way to make decisions that accommodates extended debate, research, analysis, and forsakes the mob rule that currently prevails, and have a real and lasting impact on this country.

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