On Occupy’s first anniversary: “The crowds of thousands seemed just as big, just as strong, just as joyful, diverse and undisciplined.”Lit Corner | September 20, 2012 | 12:35 AM
I looked high and low on the internet for just this kind of article, a narrative of one person’s experience of the first Occupy Anniversary. That it was hard to come by is something Rob Kall addresses: the blindness of those who see with only “top-down” eyes. Not just mainstream media reporters, but even many progressives, and especially those who grew up before the internet changed everything. How difficult it is for people “suffering from a top-down mindset” to realize that bottom-up Occupy, not corrupt electoral politics, is the real “hope” for the future.
If you don’t have time to read, here’s Kall’s rousing conclusion:
“Our culture, our economy, humanity itself is in the midst of a shift — a transition from a top-down controlled world to a bottom-up world. It’s going to change everything. It will be very difficult for some, particularly those born and raised in the top-down world. It easier, even natural and obvious for those born since the start of the internet. For many, the ideas that the bottom-up revolution brings will be strange, bizarre, crazy, stupid, impossible.… Read the rest