There once was a fetid swamp of white bourgeois, liberal bilge called Occupy Los Angeles... We found each other there and emerged from that muck and mire still believing that we can win. Ask us about it at the barricades sometime.

We are sometimes anti-social - always anti-fascist. We like to smash things but sometimes our smashing is purely figurative. Some of us don’t run as fast as we used to.

Chris Hedges, Kevin Zeese, and Tina Dupuy all suggested we were pigs. David Sirota said we should ‘go fuck ourselves.’ Having drawn the ire of such liberal luminaries, we think we must be doing something right.

We are a dynamic and evolving community who eschew authorship, believing it provokes ego and craving. We promote anonymity, collective decision-making, community and truth. We have modeled this tumblr and twitter feed on the Black Bloc tactic - erasing identity and promoting solidarity - as a symbol against the corruption inherent within our movement, representing that of the wider world.

All our content is open source to those who are our comrades. We refuse to allow our words to be reproduced by any organization that is using this content for the purposes of soliciting financial or other donations. If you would like to use our words to solicit resources, ask us.

22nd February 2012

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Occupy Congress: A festering pile of counter-revolutionary shit

The following text is floating around the “Occupy Congress” Listserv. Before reading, you might want to check out How to Cure Nausea: 24 steps - wikiHow:

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Hello!

If you are reading this right now, then you are probably wondering, “Who the hell is Occupy Congress?”

If not, I bet you are now.

First off, we are several of things:

We are an idea:

We believe that Congress should be as transparent and money-free as one can possibly be. We believe it is Congress’s duty to protect the inalienable rights of our nation’s citizens, and to abstain from infringing upon those rights when dealing with people from other nations.

We are a collective:

Part of us is from the North, part of us is from the South. Parts of us are from the west, Midwest, and everything in between. We are a group of people who gather in the media sharing platforms of the net and in conference calls over the phone every week. We are a collective of ideas that inhabit our nation.

We are part of the Occupy movement:

We are in solidarity with everyone who believes this world needs to change. We support the many different cities across the globes that are standing up for their inalienable rights as human beings.

Occupy Congress embraces a diversity of tactics. In fact, we embrace it so much, that we want to convert and evolve the understanding of the phrase so we can truly utilize our numbers to their full potential.

On our conference call the other night, we started a working group whose sole purpose is to explore the many tactics millions of people could do in isolated environments with their computers, telephones, fax machines, printers, etc… This list does not enumerate the tactics by any means.

Many people are scared and just can’t come out. Many people are too tired to attend general assemblies after working ten hours a day. Millions more are on the fence about the movement, but are disillusioned because they have nothing to hold on to in this time of lies and deceit.

The only thing people outside of the movement see is the diminishing of our public relations by the most powerful media conglomerate in the world. We have no chance when you think about it, but they do not know the lay of the land like we do.

We live in it. We breathe it. We gather in the chat rooms of servers across the globe nervously watching our family being beaten. We all try earnestly to keep up with the news of the movement and the propaganda of corporate media to find out where we will go next. We all live in a world of ideas that no government can evict, and we need to utilize that world in order to create a foundation that no government can absolve and no rogue can spoil.

We have to embrace the technology that we are fighting against and utilize every nonviolent method of protest that we can possibly imagine to achieve the many goals we are faced with in the coming decades. The system is wrong. The system is broken, and it is our duty as citizens of this country to see sweeping change across the entire political spectrum.

This is an apolitical initiative.

The corruptive power of capital has made its way into both parties, so our initiative will not take sides. We are done accepting cookie cutter platforms that mean nothing in the long run of things. We are done accepting the same business as usual, and we are here to help unveil the web of lies that both parties have painted over their deformed bodies in order to make them seem right and normal.

If anyone is possibly interested in any of this, email…

occupycongressj17@gmail.com

We will answer any questions and guide you to wherever you need to go if you are interested.

We are laid back here. We want to create an environment that is inviting for newcomers. However, we extremely welcome people who want to take initiative to create autonomous working groups. There is something for everyone, and the only limit is the amount of time you are willing to put into this.

If you agree with our diversity of tactics, spread it around. Share it on Facebook. Tweet it out. Email it to everyone you know.  We have to be the tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.

Thank you for reading this, and we hope to hear from you soon.

-Occupy Congress

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There is an organization (actually, many) already serving the above agenda, called GetMoneyOut. If this is what you think “occupy” is about - why don’t you just join any of the preexisting, reformist 501c3s that already serve this failed, reformist platform instead of organizing under the occupy name to compete with them?

Oh, because you want to capitalize on the grotesque-yet-hip “brand recognition” Occupy has?

Fuck you, capitalist opportunists. Go peddle your bilge elsewhere.

- OLAASM


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