Now, I most certainly do not mean to do things hastily. In all reality, quickness requires preparation. But, that said, reducing the time it takes to make decisions, develop tactics, implement strategies and respond to an opponent accordingly is crucial.
Discouraged? Don't Be!
Success will not be met initially by large public actions. The protests served as a distraction -the real change is about to take flight.
While everyone is looking at the protest or lack thereof, someone needs to be working the back channels via old fashion office politics.
"He who knows the art of the direct; and the indirect approach will be victorious."
Direct Action occurs in an expected place at an expected time. Perfect example is the OWS protests. Indirect Action comes as a surprise in both location and timing.
What has really been lacking is indirect action.
It's time for indirect action.
When and Where?
Can't say (or it would be direct action)
By combining indirect and direct action with skillfully crafted alliances:
- the opponent is taken off guard
- the opponent is placed on the defensive
- the opponent is made more vulnerable
But to achieve everything discussed so far takes a special kind of leader; one who can see the correct course of action and take it immediately, who can relate to the population, who can empower people to carry out the strategy and who can use all personnel wisely. One who can lead by example. Many say the biggest flaw of the Occupy Movement was that it was designed intentionally without a leader. In recent years we learned leaders are bad and leadership is corrupt.
Nothing could be further from the truth!
All great movements have great leaders, even if they are just iconic. But the type of leader we need is a new type of leader.
- Each of us must lead ourselves
- Each of us must lead by example
- Each of us must lead our own personal change the world
- Each of us must set an example
Join the fight, the best way you can.