Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Some visions for going forward

These are from various sources I respect, not by me.

I've had a love-hate relationship with Chris Hedges ever since he visited my school. He seems to point out all the right problems and no solutions, breeding cynicism. But even Hopeless Hedges has turned around his grumpy assessments in response to Occupy.
His column piece "Finding Freedom in Handcuffs" has good advice about how the movement should focus more on its cause(s), and less on the massive burden of maintaining an encampment. (This does not, however, imply we should abandon public spaces entirely -- mass meetings in public parks are still a great idea IMO. Just maybe not the expense of living there, which is difficult and non-inclusive for the working majority.)