Think Occupy Wall Street should get some leaders already?
That's what a guy, who described himself as being from "The Wall Street of Texas", was demanding to know, late into sleeping hours of the occupation of Liberty Park last night. After a loud barrage of criticism that briefly drew a loosely-formed security team, the Texan calmed down; the shouting turned into honest debate, greater understanding and handshakes. Seriously.
Here's a perspective by the fiercely articulate #OccupyWallStreet veteran Chisda Magid that I recorded during my trip to the movement's Mecca.
My Take: The facilitation has actually been quite effective, albeit slower than all would want to be, but ultimately to its benefit, I believe, as all true consensus-based processes must be.
Surely, this is going on around the country, as more and more realize that they, too, are part of the 99 percent, and must organically find a way to make decisions. Maybe this guy will start Occupy Dallas?
Or maybe he'll be like so many supporters, like me, who flew in from all over the country to help participate in a way we haven't seen for decades, with potential to make the greatest change since the first revolution.