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[liberationtech] Call for Participants @ Noisy Square - Putting the Resistance back in OHM

Eleanor Saitta ella at dymaxion.org
Tue Jun 25 07:50:39 PDT 2013


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On 2013.06.25 07.37, Lex van Roon wrote:
> In my opinion, us (the people) being divided is whats taking away
> our power, and that's imho much, MUCH more important then
> governments losing their power and cracking down on us (the people)
> so that they can stay in power. If we unite, we've got a chance of
> beating them. If we dont unite, we will lose our freedom, thats how
> I see it. So how about we let go of all the fearmongering and
> actually start talking with each other how to fix the problems
> we're currently facing, instead of slinging (unfounded, imho) mud
> around ..

This mud is very well founded, TYVM, but that's separate from my point
here:

Is this the pitch of "left unity at any cost"?  Because no, actually,
it turns out that unity isn't the best thing ever.  Do you want a big
tent that means nothing?  Do you think that the OHM orga is united in
fighting for the destruction of the power of all governments to
oppress their citizens?  Their actions indicate otherwise.  The
pushback you're getting here is that no, we're not all actually on the
same side.

If you want a claim to unity, first show that you're on the same side.

There are reasons for going that aren't about unity, and opportunities
there that do still make it interesting, but they're about what can be
done in a contested, unsafe space.

E.

- -- 
Ideas are my favorite toys.
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