Occupy Fourth of July: Time for a ‘Declaration of Interdependence’


•Declarations of Interdependence•
1. Why They Dont Represent Us
2. How They Dont Represent Us
3. We Want a Real Democracy
#4July #natgat

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) July 04, 2012

No rest for the unwashed. The Occupy Movement’s valiant struggle for, uh, something or other continues even on The Man’s holidays.

This is what my day will consist of. The struggle doesn't end on holidays. #JoinUs http://t.co/RRNOjPza http://t.co/sQErFs5K

— Minister Flashes (@Federal_flashes) July 4, 2012

Yesterday, the Occupy Movement’s goals were temporarily put on hold. Hey, there was free Ben and Jerry’s to be had!

But today at the Occupy National Gathering in Philadelphia, Occupiers are busy declaring their “interdependence.” When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to crap on police cars, eschew showers, and set up rape tents …

Happy INTER-dependence day from #theilluminator to the @OccupyNG, @OccupyWallSt, & all the 99% around the world #NatGat pic.twitter.com/8P32wfaS

— The Illuminator (@illuminator99) July 4, 2012

As always, Code Pink dressed for the occasion.

Occupy #NATGAT/Code Pink danced into Independence Day parade earlier today singing peace songs. http://t.co/CROAehVd

— nathanfishman (@nathancheckinin) July 4, 2012

Permit? We don’t need no stinkin’ permit.

The People's Permit #NatGat pic.twitter.com/1Q0ktlEi

— Caveat (@pistoffprimate) July 4, 2012

The Independence Interdependence Day sentiment at Occupy camps around the country is pretty much what you’d expect.

iPad: $399. Birkenstocks: $79. Hating on America: Priceless. #NatGat

— ConservativeLA (@ConservativeLA) July 4, 2012

That’s it in a nutshell.

Jason Ahmadi: all these celebrations happening for Independence Day are a lie. #natgat

— Mel Butler (@ButMel) July 4, 2012

Don't frown, just turn that flag upside-down! Happy interdependence day friends! #OWS

— LessWallMoreStreet (@lesswallmorest) July 4, 2012

https://twitter.com/Alissa011968/status/220617858042966016

What do you feel on 4th of July? I feel sadness for a great country beat down + ransacked by #corporategreed, political demagogues. #natgat

— Occupy New Mexico (@0ccupyNewMexico) July 4, 2012

Army tank at independence mall national historic park. Celebrating our military dominance since 1776. #natgat #occupy pic.twitter.com/cUNSaNjN

— Spiritualution (@spiritualution) July 4, 2012

Have you done your Independence Day homework?

https://twitter.com/Occupy_Murph/status/220499149999702016

We’re guessing this person has read plenty of Zinn.

Getting ready for Occupy Independence!! The 1St Amendment isn't free anymore! #Ochi @OccupyChicago pic.twitter.com/0DUOVq6k

— Jacq S. (@JacqRabbitt) July 4, 2012

What could be more patriotic then trying to end corporate control of our country? Happy Independence Day! #natgat

— Anne Gemmell (@AGem191) July 4, 2012

Happy #4thofJuly – let's celebrate the freedoms we used to have & the country we never were #NatGat

— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) July 4, 2012

The declaration of independence did not include women, did not free the slaves, and did not address the indigenous people #NatGat

— RatDogFreak (@ratdogfreak) July 4, 2012

Using a process called “visioning,” the Occupiers are drafting a Declaration of Interdependence.

The #NatGat Visioning Process has begun in Franklin Sq! #NatGat pic.twitter.com/0tkSSzIP

— Nathan Grant (@NathanBGrant) July 4, 2012

If "visioning" process works, one could say #Occupy has better chance of solving systemic problems in America before Congress #NatGat

— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) July 4, 2012

Snort.

The #NatGat Declaration of Interdependence looks like a lot of hippie mush. https://t.co/bQ8e4X9Z #tcot

— Jake Walker (@Jake_W) July 4, 2012

On this final day of the Gathering, with “visioning” as the overall theme, we have decided to offer our own version of a process, with the possibility of a final outcome being the drafting of a single “Declaration of Interdependence” upon which all participants consent.

https://t.co/x7V3QStu Online #natgat Declaration of Independence

— Joe Raimondo (@JoeRaimondo) July 4, 2012

Here’s part of one of the proposed declarations.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for people to restructure the economic bands which have connected them with others and to assume among the responsibilities of the earth, the interconnected and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God require of them, a decent respect to the opinions of humankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to this interconnection.

Which one will they choose? We’ll know soon. Squee!

At 6pm, the #NatGat vision document will be unveiled. #occupy

— National Gathering (@OccupyNG) July 4, 2012

Do it slowly or the glitter will fall off RT @occupyphoenix: “@OccupyPhilly: At 6pm, the #NatGat vision document will be unveiled. #occupy

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) July 4, 2012

Heh.

***

One thing in common from all visions is 1% has almost all of the power & [99%] have none -Occupier at #NatGat

— Kevin Gosztola (@kgosztola) July 4, 2012

That’s great. But it’s long past 6 pm and we’re still waiting for the big reveal. Don’t leave us hangin’, Occupy!

Welp, there’s this:

Occupied.television #NatGat pic.twitter.com/4Z3opZle

— Elizabeth Coss (@ChangeThruArt) July 4, 2012

They’re thuper-therial, you guys.

"I'm just not sure if you should borrow $100,000 to study sociology…what are u going to do with that degree?" http://t.co/bJW7g1uX #natgat

— el Sooper (@SooperMexican) July 4, 2012

Oh dear.

***

Hmmm … guess we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the fruits of their visioning:

Final Visioning process will be online at a later time the organizers told me #natgat #OWS #Occupy pic.twitter.com/woKc3UIG

— OccupyPhoenix (@occupyphoenix) July 4, 2012

***

It seems it’s getting a bit dark for clear visioning. The final march of the gathering gets underway.

#NatGat march to the Parkway is underway! http://t.co/Dub1YxsE

— National Gathering (@OccupyNG) July 5, 2012

It appears the Declaration of Interdependence remains in draft form.

We are an interdependent world community. Recognizing we are unique and whole as individuals, yet part of a greater whole as members of human society we seek to heal the social cancers that so infect our cultures today….

Sensing this oneness and interdependence as humans sharing this NOW moment we pledge to work together as ONE in attaining well being and wholeness of society and our planet.  this last sentence seems a repeat of 1st lines….?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/07/04/occupy-fourth-of-july-declaration-of-interdependence-drafted-at-occupy-national-gathering/


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