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Yes, The 99% Spring Is A Fraud

By dlindorff - Posted on 13 April 2012


By Charles M. Young


With hindsight gained by googling “MoveOn” and “co-opt” after the fact, I can’t claim that nobody tried to warn me. Many websites with left and even liberal politics had said in so many words, “Be wary of this organization called The 99% Spring. It is a Trojan horse for the Democrats.” I just didn’t read that anywhere in a timely fashion. I’ve had a lot of stuff on my plate lately. That’s my excuse. And in my ignorance, I responded to some spam about “nonviolent direct action training” organized by MoveOn and got invited to this 99% Spring thing on April 10 at the Goddard Riverside Community Center in Manhattan. Somebody even called me all the way from San Francisco to make sure I was a sincere seeker on the left and would be attending, along with 120,000 others in training sessions around the country.

Which I did. The meeting was a few blocks from where I live. The spam said it was “inspired by Occupy Wall Street.” I wasn’t sure what that meant, but I was vaguely hoping that whatever The 99% Spring was, it would start a chapter of Occupy Wall Street on the Upper West Side, conveniently near my abode, and agitate for the Democrats and MoveOn to move left.

The first clue that my evening might go otherwise was the sign-up table, where there were a bunch of Obama buttons for sale and one sign-up sheet for the oddly named Community Free Democrats (are they free of community?), which is the local Democratic clubhouse. That killed the “inspired by Occupy Wall Street” vibe right there. No piles of literature from a zillion different groups, as there had been in Zuccotti Park. No animated arguments among Marxists, anarchists, progressives, punks, engaged Buddhists, anti-war libertarians and what have you. Just Obama buttons, which didn’t appear to be selling.

Inside the hall, it looked like an alumni reunion for the 1966 Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade. Almost all the 150 or so people were 55-80 years old. The ones I talked to expressed curiosity about Occupy Wall Street and enthusiasm about “nonviolent direct action” but didn’t have the knees or the ears for full participation in OWS activities in the financial district.

A large man with long wavy hair combed back started the presentation with a stirring call for...the meeting to be off the record. He didn’t want any stories that would violate anyone’s privacy, and if there were any lurking journalists, they weren’t allowed to use any names and they must see him afterwards for further instruction on the ground rules. This struck an even more dysphoric note with the crowd than the Obama buttons.


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Co option, corruption, substitution, inversion is how class history and the enslavement of Humanity began.

If you think about it the independent social arrangement of the Matriarchy, free from class hierarchies and the rise of the Patriarchal

class mechanism defined social control, social wealth and the social principle.   It's historical social mechanism was CO OPTED,

corrupted, substituted and inverted into the new deformed historical class mechanism, Patriarchy, with its class hierarchies.  Of course,

like all of class history it needed religious myths to hide the class deformed language and enslavement of humanity right through today.


Patriarchy developed the Garden of Eden myth to scapegoat women to hide their class enslavement, where women who once

held social power, equally, with the fratriarchy, brother-matriarchal kinships and clans, began their downfall, through the father-family,

a class mechanism which accounted for the property/chattel laws and class-enslaving position of women, finally enslaving, all of

humanity through class hierarchies.   Like the Garden of Eden myth, a class myth to hide the downfall of women and Humanity, into

class-enslaving relations, Plato tried to RECLAIM, reconstruct the lost, historical social mechanism, with social reforms like democracy

and concepts of republics, by grafting partial, social elements into existing class Patriarchy through a CLASS MYTH.  Partial social reforms in

class deformed civil society become corrupted , co opted class outcomes, producing class republics, that degenerates into class Empires.

Enlightenment was co opted, by appealing to class elites as the source of knowledge, Plato's "noble lies."


As I have said before and concluded from examining class history, social forces CANNOT EXIST INDEPENDENTLY, stay INDIVISIBLE

within class deformed civil societies, and its class hierarchies, whether Patriarchy, Feudalism or Capitalism.   All class states and

class history itself are social failures, because they are DEFORMED CLASS OUTCOMES, WHICH DEPEND ON CLASS DEFORMED

LANGUAGE, to hide class myths, including the MODERN FORM, the corruption of Adam Smith's Free markets, INTO CLASS DEFORMED

MARKETS, justifying monopoly, slavery  and endless class compromises until it drifts into class tyranny, class tyrants, totalitarianism,

today's form called Fascism.


For the world to end its slavery, wars and generic corruption, the only way to reclaim the historical social mechanism that existed before

class history and Patriarchy deformed it, is to make it INDEPENDENT, INDIVISIBLE, FREE from class deforming hierarchies, class parties

class ideologies, by NOT ALLOWING OURSELVES TO BE CO OPTED, CORRUPTED, into the fascist democratic party, fascist republican

party, where all class deformed nations have slipped into Western Fascism.   OUR SELF ENSLAVEMENT, our ideological disconnect,

by voting for class deforming hierarchies, class politicians, is how WOMEN fell into slavery, class property, and Humanity itself.

WE MUST REJECT CORRUPT, CO OPTING DEMOCRATIC THUGS from falsely claiming social principles, social movements, by calling

for INTERNATIONAL STRIKES, as discussed by the real OCCUPY MOVEMENT, on May 1st, to support ENSLAVED NATIONS, under

fascist austerity, Fascist Capitalism to free themselves from the chains of class hierarchies, Fascism itself, linked to World war.


PARTIES, CLASS POLITICIANS to save humanity,Mother Nature and climate itself.   ONLY REAL SOCIAL PARTIES , green parties that



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