She’s got “high morale”, just not introspection
Check it out kids. To talk about white power is now sectarian. Fuck off.
Who’s this WE you’re talking about?
I’m not opposed to Occupy. I’m incredibly supportive. You haven’t read my blog. But I’m not going to reward Occupy. It hasn’t even begun to address the problems with the mainstream discourse community and its technology that it un-critcally implements on a daily basis. And until it does, Occupy will be a semi-successful yet mainstream movement.
I stick with my claim, it’s a colonialism that insists we participate in it. In other words, it appropriates other voices in order to always already speak for them.
If you can’t admit that. Then you’re part of the problem, not the solution. I can be a supporter and participant and offer my critique of whiteness and its role in Occupy.
The whole point is to converge in a place that has done innumerable amounts of damage against and is the root cause of these damaged communities and the problems of these minority groups… Our power is in numbers, and this kind of sectarianism over details isn’t going to help anything. I myself have put aside some of my personal views in order to lend a hand towards a movement growing in power. It’s time we all stop practicing our personal politics and fight for rights as a whole, which we’re in severe need of. I know many people who come to our Occupy camp with specific topics they want to highlight, and the rest of us are fine with that. We acknowledge the legitimacy of their issue, and all the issues come together into one voice. And that’s why Occupy is quite special, it’s succeeded in bringing together people of all backgrounds in order to achieve prioritized goals.
We’re already getting enough smack from the media and people who aren’t on board with us for our lack of extreme organization and the couple of prioritized points that we have, but expecting everyone to bow to each of your concerns is only going to turn us into a mad beehive of people with no unity. Your views would inevitably break us all up.
Why can’t we all just put aside this racism and ‘whiteness’ business and learn to accept everyone with open arms who is willing to make our society a truly better place and is more than willing to hold your hand?
“How many times exactly are they supposed to have these same experiences with movements full of people who were content with institutional oppression as long as it didn’t effect them?” … Correct me if I’m wrong, but are you saying that those who are not affected can not join our cause? The rich can not realize what they are doing and abandon their ways? Do you always need someone to fight against, or can we all slowly grow together and abandon this mentality?
I don’t know what you’re fighting for, but I’m fighting for equality. A lack of class-ism would solve many of the issues within poor communities, this can not be denied. Once this is complete, we can continue on in our hopes of addressing other contributing factors. This is what a community is.