Finally @ OWS ….. Flash de-Mob, please
Today is perhaps as good a day as any to understand one of nature’s inviolate/inviolable laws.
It is called the Law of the Equalization of Opposites.
Opposites create a difference of potential, which is parlayed into a flow of the kinetic, to the point where the potential difference is equalized OR the intermediary (Wires in the case of electricity, lines of force in the case of magnetism, rivers in the case of water etc.) is removed, it being the vehicle and the medium for said kinetic energy transfer.
Why is this pertinent to OWS?
the 1% is one system. the 99% is/are another. The meeting point, in the case of OWS is the picket/police line. Your collective rage is Potential energy. Your righteous rage is potential energy. Let’s call it good potential energy. They are empty of good but are full of the “potential” for violence.
When your two systems interact, you get a load of their bad energy, at the kinetic end of a billy club, or a kick in the face or worse.
in exchange, since all flows are two-sided, they get your good angst to work with.
Please ponder this carefully. This simple understanding of the inviolable law of the balancing of opposites is the reason no revolution in known history has ever “succeeded”. None. Any seeming success was a mirage.
You push against them, you give them your good energy and take on their bad.
Why play their game? Do an inventory of what you stand to gain and what you stand to lose. The finest warriors understood this, the basis of the art of war. A time to stand and do battle and a time to melt away….
In protesting this way, you have nothing to gain and everything, including life and limb to lose. It is point-less. Think how easily an agent provocateur can make an impassioned mob go crazy. And how brutally the other side can respond.
Don’t play in a game where the rules can be changed on a dime and whim by the other side.
Make your own rules. individually first. It’s collective expression will un-fold naturally.
Nature is replete with examples of how opposition CAN be used. A salmon is a shining example.
Be like that.
Flash De-mob. Melt away. Your/our day will come. But not by force.
Be well and safe and sensible…
May peace be upon us all.