Listen up people, I recall when Occupy Boston was happening many people were not taking it seriously. This is because in the end the energy and the impression that the protesters were giving off was not serious. For something to be believable, the person saying it, needs to believe what they are saying. For example, this is a tactic used by the people you see on the news. Why is it we believe what we watch on the news? The answer is because the people who are there to tell us the news believe what they are saying. Why they believe what they are saying is another story. They are taught and trained to believe what they exhibit on television. What we see on the news is manipulation. I study international relations and for studying a topic such as this it calls for reading the news of different countries. Try it, find a topic, any political topic and look at what different countries are saying about the same topic. Once you find this said topic, compare the results of different countries, some will leave you laughing. Also, history is crucial in international relations. The history of any country still dictates the quality of what the government is telling to the people. And let us think about what history is for a moment. Say you have a war, who writes the history books? The winners. Of course the winners will write what their perspective. Facts of history become lost in translation and eventually it is too late to change history because it is the prominent belief. Understanding ones culture and history is key in creating a political movement, knowledge always protects and saves humans.
And now how does all of this connect to the Occupy movement, internationally speaking. What you believe is what you emit, it is what you send forth. A flaw in Occupy Boston was confusion, the people did not know exactly what they were fighting for. In order to create a successful protest, manifestation the people need to know, believe and understand the problem, and have clear objectives with an exact plan on how they intend to carry it out. The mentality among the people needs to be permeated, collective. That I believe is what the people of Occupy Boston lacked. I support change to better our planet and our living and I certainly was hurt when Occupy Boston was criticized, judged and some even slandered. But we cannot simply blame newspapers and other people for not taking Occupy Boston seriously. When one takes himself and his task seriously it can be accomplished. With the proper organization and way of thinking it can be done. The issue is that many people are living in a world of opinion, not in reality. Opinions complicate everything. And what we need is to simplify the situation.
here is an article it wouldn’t hurt to read.
I read this article in November 2011 and wanted to post it then but now I am glad I waited because the topic isn’t as fresh. Now people can read this and instead of responding instantly with emotion, perhaps now people can stop and think for a moment consider, in general, other perspectives. With such an influx of media, culture and opinion these days it is easy to be confused. Educate yourself and you will know what you are talking about. When you truly understand the roots of everything it becomes simple, and in this moment true change can take place. I would like to open the discussion of political change because it is what the world lacks right now, proper political change and successful political movements. Coming up next: Occupy Sol (Madrid)