I'm sick of hearing that our movement is leaderless. On the
contrary, it is leaderfull, or at least becoming so.
We don't have people at the top, because there is no "top".
We reject hierarchy. We nominate representatives of each workgroup or caucus to
report to the General Assembly, but that person can easily be replaced if we think there is someone who can more
effectively present the view of the group.
And we are constantly being trained. There are teach-ins on
a vast number of subjects -- economics, racism, nonviolence, listening to name a
few. That is at Occupy Seattle, which is the only one I know personally.
We are not always getting things right. But we learn as we
We are already (in the main) highly educated in
academic disciplines. Now we are learning life skills that are not taught in
most schools and colleges. Apart from the more formal teach-ins, we learn
public speaking, how to make decisions, how to use our initiative in many
things, like resolving a conflict near us instead of calling in experts to do
it for us.
Colombo, Sri Lanka 1939 - 1958
Melbourne, Australia 1958 - 1990: COBOL programmer 1964 - 1990, married(1) with 2 children, divorced, married(2), widowed
Santa Cruz,CA 1990 - 1994, tourist, hypnotherapist
Melbourne, Australia 1994 - 1995: (more...
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