Friday evening, the 15th of June, 2012, at the meeting of the Civic Engagement Committee in Pershing Square, it was decided that some of us should take Occupy into our local government, at the least for purposes of observation to see what it is that they are up to, and perhaps even to attempt to get them doing a few things in our favor for a change.
The Occupy movement has prided itself on being non-partisan and non-hierarchical in its quest to transition the world into a Post-Consumer Age from the current political, economic, and cultural paradigm that is American capitalism. There is a stubborn fear within Occupy of co-option, whether by the Democratic Party or MoveOn.org or the unions. This fear, while warranted to a certain degree, quite frankly obstructs progress.
Every day on the television commercials are paid for to influence people. Some people from the #Occupy world have gotten together to try and fundraise to run #Occupy Commercials on the main stream airwaves. This is a way to reach the mass-programmed individuals out there who refuse to put down the remote control. Occupy Spots was created to allow Occupiers to create commercial spots, and put them up to be fundraised for to be on TV.
For those of us with long memories and grudges that don't go away easily, tonight's primary election is some sweet revenge.
With 35.7% of precincts reporting, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (you remember, the pig who eagerly prosecuted all the Occupiers after last November 30 for exercising their First Amendment rights) is now running 3rd behind Jackie Lacey and Alan Jackson in the race for Los Angeles County District Attorney.