Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass
injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write
so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world
can know that we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of
the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system
must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up
to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their
neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from
the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from
the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when
the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time
when corporations, which place profit over
people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run
our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to
let these facts be known.
They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace
based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel
treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these
“Get your official spokesperson, put them behind a podium, and do this (4-5 minutes max): * Introduce themselves”
“You need someone to sell your main ideas.”
“I agree. Having a designated leader isn’t un-democratic.”
I remember this. In the eighties they called themselves socialists and pulled the exact same crap. The socialists dressed up as anarchists and published Maximum Rock and Roll magazine to indoctrinate the punk-rock scene. It’s the banking families dressed up as a revolution again. They champion the people’s cause under the condition that someone they approve of will be “in charge.” The youth are easy targets because they aren’t old enough to remember the last time the tactic was used.
This is not to say that the authors of this manifesto are these infiltrators, but these comments show COINTELPRO at work. Nobody needs to be led. No Gods, No Masters.