Posted 18th October 2011
The challenge for the various Occupy movements is how to create a coherent message. Clearly the movement is born out of frustration and anger but different people have different priorities. In addition, the media and others want to know the purpose of the occupations and their objectives.
If one accepts the root cause of the ills in the world today is the monetary system which enslaves the 99% in debt while banks continue to accrue yet more wealth and power, an alternative system needs to be developed. Fractional reserve banking has evolved over centuries and the financial system has become infinitely more complex over the last thirty years. Coming up with a new system is not going to happen overnight; it will take time and much discussion across a broad range of people with different interests. And so we need a process or framework to ensure the movement doesn’t become distracted or diverted into subsidiary issues which would weaken it.