We, the members of our
local general assemblies in the Occupy Movement have gathered together
here in Philadelphia - at the birthplace of our independence and liberty to collectively seek a
new vision for the United States of America; one that is
transparent in nature, founded in horizontal direct democracy, reached through local
consensus, and then implemented by our elected representatives as authorized by the
Constitution of this Republic.
We the people are
sovereign individuals - acting collectively for the common good. Personhood belongs to
individual people - not to corporations formed for private profit. Election of candidates
for political office must be funded publicly and equally by the people and these rights have
to be protected and preserved with amendments to the Constitution. However, before this
is able to happen here in the USA the 99% need to wake up to reality!
The 1% has methodically
constructed a Financial Pyramid of mind control over the economy. In the United States of
America since the age of the “robber barons” back in the 19th
century. Decentralized family
farms and local shopkeepers were soon replaced by industrial factories taking the common
people away from growing their own food and providing for themselves. With the refining of
oil came dependence on fossil fuels and convenience of the automobile. With the harnessing of
electricity came radio, television, and an addiction to entertainment. We did not see the
deliberate consolidation of resources by corporations behind the scenes. We no longer have the
means to provide for our needs because we allowed them to take it!
Here is a one dollar
bill – A Federal Reserve Private Bank Note - with no true monetary value because it is fiat
currency - printed without any backing of silver to establish its actual worth. All transactions
within the market economy are based on this unit, or its foreign equivalents. We, the 99%, are
forced to earn, spend, and borrow money in order to survive in this system. The Democratic and
Republican parties have failed to promote economic equality in America and we the people can
no longer count on them to represent us, especially since the Citizens United decision by the
U. S. Supreme Court allowed unlimited private funding of candidates.
Public funding of
elections, on an equal basis for all candidates running for office, is the only fair way to ensure
that there is a level playing field for everyone involved. Corporations are not People! Money is
not Speech! To reverse this, Constitutional amendments are required. If the two political
parties are unable to serve the collective will of the people, then we need to create an
alternative alliance of Independent candidates committed to uphold consensus decisions made by community
assemblies. Organize this effectively like a third political party.
co-operative decentralized network of local economies to provide material needs for the people and
reclaim our right to produce goods and services for ourselves at fair
Intentional Communities and General Assemblies in the Occupy Movement have the opportunity
to synthesize localized Solidarity Economies by sharing their resources.
We will build a
parallel grass-roots system separate from the inter-corporate market system. Eventually, we will
not have to support the Financial Pyramid of the 1%. We will not work for private profit of
corporate shareholders, nor will we buy their goods or services. Sustainable, open-ended boycotts
will be possible once the decentralized alternative is strong enough to dismantle the
Financial Pyramid of the 1%, causing it to collapse of its own weight when the 99% ceases to serve the
inter-corporate market system and starts to create a new economy.
Wall Street operates
like a gambling casino in Las Vegas. The public trading of stocks, bonds, and derivatives are
bets made against the collective future of the 99%. In 2008 the economy tanked and we took the
hit. Then the investment bankers who profited were bailed out and we the taxpayers are
expected to pay. The market economy is now proven to be bankrupt!
Establish an Interface
between Inter-Occupy and the Fellowship for Intentional Community. Transform all local
Occupations in the movement into functioning Intentional Communities. Build an alternative decentralized
network of green worker-owned co-operative industries. Create local currencies
and start exchanging goods and services without use of U. S. Dollars. Monitor politicians at
all levels for compliance with local consensus decisions by the people. Forge a Communitarian
Alliance of Independent Candidates running as a virtual Third Party. Mobilize a sustainable
open-ended consumer boycott of inter-corporate goods and services. Practice principles of
Solidarity Economy as Co-operative Decentralism emerges in the USA!
Occupy Wall Street!
Occupy Philadelphia! Occupy the United States of America!
How to Be Truly Free of the 1% by Amadon DellErba of Spiritualution and How to Dismantle the Financial Pyramid of the 1% over the 99% by Joseph H. Bryan-Royster of Occupy Cape Ann - Part 1 & Part 2
#Occupy Politics in the USA: The Process...