I joined the Occupy movement with a dream. Occupy had a chance to change the world and make it better for everyone- unfortunately, this opportunity was lost.
The Occupy movement was labelled as the 99% vs the 1% but this is not entirely true. Now, six months later, it is obvious to me that Occupy was corrupted from the beginning. In reality, it was a battle of the 5% vs the 95%. Let me explain…
95% of the people who joined the Occupy movement were people who genuinely wanted to reset old structures and find new ways. We brought our own ideas on how to change the world and intermingled them with other people’s ideas in hope that we could come up with the ultimate mix. It was our combined enthusiasm and open-mindedness that excited my imagination enough to encourage me to be a part of this movement for so long.
The problem is that 5% of Occupiers came to the movement with a plan, and the backing of established institutions- unions, non-profits & political parties who had been planning for this movement for years. They have been working on the same goal for years- to generate enough demoralization, destabilization and crisis that they could get the public to accept their Marxist/Leninist ideology.
Prior to Occupy I had no idea how deeply infested Canada was with people who are working hard to instil this ideology into our country’s psyche. I knew we had a significantly sized ‘lefty’ community, but I had no idea how well-organized and deeply entrenched they are in our society. But now, six months later, it is undeniably clear to me.
So, does this mean I will stop writing about issues in the Occupy community? Not a chance! In fact, my writing will be more targeted and focussed on fixing this problem than ever! Only, I won’t be burdened by trying to keep a foothold inside of the movement- I am free!
I still have deep love for the 95% of ‘genuine’ occupiers, and am saddened to make the decision to separate myself from you all. That said, I can no longer tread-water while waiting for you all to come to the realization you are being used by the 5%. So, I will wait on the sidelines until you all figure yourselves out and you are ready to ‘fire the liars’. If you decided to invite me back, and apologize for the Ostracism & hate that was targeted towards me I will gladly re-join and work beside you once more.
Until then, my friends, I hope we can find an alternative way to work together towards the change we want to see. Perhaps a new organization or special working groups. Together, united, we’ll never be defeated. But, first, we must defeat the people who are working to defeat us…
- #occupy Wall Street: Marxists/protesters/thugs Rip Wall Street Apart in the Name of Trayvon Martin (pumabydesign001.com)
- Another Indication Occupy Toronto Has Been Infiltrated… (genuinewitty.wordpress.com)
- Rabble.ca Slanders Yours Truly! (genuinewitty.wordpress.com)
- Has OPSEU’s Large Yurt (formerly of Occupy Toronto) Been Torched By an Arsonist? (genuinewitty.wordpress.com)
- The Cancer of Occupy by Chris Hedges (genuinewitty.wordpress.com)