Who Speaks for the Movement?
This question comes up quite often. It is a frequent subject of debate, especially in a movement claiming to speak for "the 99%.” The easiest answer is "no one speaks for the movement." Common sense tells us that we each have the ability to speak on behalf of ourselves, and no one may speak for us without our consent. So beware of celebrities that latch on to our movement and attempt to represent the "99%." Beware of politicians eager to acquire support for their campaigns and special interests. They are trained to seem sympathetic, but quickly forget us when voting for legislation.
This newsletter does not speak for the movement. The General Assembly may offer some opinions, but even then, they only speak for the majority of the few people who participate in their meeting. The strength of our movement is it's diversity. Our opponents realize this, so they attempt to drive wedges along political, philosophical and racial lines. Don't fall for it.