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And, yes, I DO take it personally: "Disrupting the flow of normalcy" and continuing to instill fear, Occupy Princeton takes on JPMorganChase
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Friday, December 09, 2011

"Disrupting the flow of normalcy" and continuing to instill fear, Occupy Princeton takes on JPMorganChase

good on them...!

from occupy princeton...

18 OWS-affiliated Princeton undergraduates attended the JP Morgan/Chase info session for prospective summer analysts earlier this evening, asking pointed questions and ending with a mic check. Less than half the room was left after Occupy Princeton walked out.

allison kilkenny advocates the importance of not being co-opted by dysfunctional existing societal structures and continuing to find ways to "instill fear" in our elites...
Occupy And The Importance Of Not Asking For Permission

[T]he whole reason Occupy has been such a exciting, revolutionary movement is precisely because it doesn't ask for permission -- not from city officials when members camp outside or occupy abandoned buildings, not in order to wage some of its marches, and certainly not from the Democratic Party. It doesn't seem like the group is going to ask for permission when it breaks into foreclosed houses to reintroduce homeless families to them on Tuesday, either.


[S]ocial movements do need to instill fear into the political elite in order to have a significant impact, but that fear won't come from Occupy asking permission to sit at the negotiation table. That change will come following mass acts of civil disobedience - by disrupting the flow of normalcy until the movement can no longer be ignored. Eventually, if negotiations do occur, Washington will have to learn how to work with Occupy, a leaderless movement that votes on everything democratically, which can oftentimes be a painfully slow process. But that is the very nature of Occupy. Anything other than that process won't be OWS, but rather a co-opted mutant breed masquerading as the revolutionary force.

"disrupting the flow of normalcy" is precisely the thing we need to keep in mind... we are way, way past the point of tolerating the status quo and standing by while business is conducted "as usual"...

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