What's next for Occupy? In the 2012 Elections, We, the People, will fire hundreds of corrupted members of Congress from both parties. In their place, we will run challengers in primaries and the general election who will refuse corporate and lobbyist money.
The enemy in the West that must be conquered is not a dictator, both easily identified and caricatured. It is not one, but many. This means that a revolution to change things fundamentally for the better will not look like the Arab Spring.
Thanks to the Occupy Wall Street movement, there's a deeper understanding about the power that corporations wield over the great majority of us. It's not just in the financial sector, but in all facets of our lives.
Occupiers, your signs say you want "more jobs" and "economic equality?" You might as well demand the tooth fairy to leave a thousand dollars under your pillow every night. Life doesn't unfold on equal terms.
Progressives had some fun last week with Frank Luntz, who told the Republican Governors' Association that he was scared to death of the Occupy movement and recommended language to combat what the movement had achieved. Be wary though. It's a trap.
Equalization is about equalizing the power of any individual voter so that it will be greater than that of a corporation and equal to that of a voter who is a billionaire. This is what the Occupy movement should push for.
Across the world, and in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the shouts of protest are getting louder. But will protest alone be enough? Experience suggests otherwise. Instead, we need to consider new methods of political change.
The aluminumadores in my neighborhood at least try to maintain some kind of dignity in spite of their humiliating circumstances. Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his friends inside.