Proposer: Yoni Miller
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Regarding this Person.
I am making this proposal because it the last resort. Facilitation has been discussing this for a while, and no viable solutions came out. More specifically, none of the members of Facilitation are making any efforts to stand for what we are for. I respect their commitment to neutrality, and thus am bringing this up myself.
! There is one person here, who is extremely disruptive, and from what Iʼve personally witnessed, GA after GA over the past two months, has done NOTHING but block and disrupt every single General Assembly. This person Nan, claims to represent the voices of the oppressed, and perhaps she does, but she also represents the voice of tyranny and selfishness. The very things that we Occupiers are FIGHTING against. I have nothing personal against Nan, and Iʼm sure sheʼs a wonderful person at heart, but speaking from an objective point of view: Sheʼs very detrimental to the health of our GA and its members. Quiet a few members have left and never came back, because of this person.
! This proposal is not here to make any judgments on Nanʼs character or goodwill, but rather it explicitly states that Nanʼs past actions in the past 2 months are unsustainable and inappropriate as to what OWS stands for. Disruption, dictatorship and obstruction of our Democratic process is about everything that this movement is fighting against, and it cannot be practiced here in this very general assembly. I am willing to give Nan ONE more chance, for the sake of fairness, to still be a part of OWS. If she is disruptive and specifically makes one more facetious block or instructs one of her peers whether to Block or not, then she and all other members involved, shall be banned, by consensus or more likely: Modified consensus, by the General Assembly.
I accept the consequences and backlashes of this proposal, and feel free to lambast me, because I am a white privileged male, and while that says NOTHING about the kind of poverty I lived in, you are free to make assumptions about me, because Iʼve heard this excuse being used over and over, and you are welcome to use it again, but I will not let it tyrannize my life or this process.
I am absolutely open to friendly amendments and concerns, because what Nan has repeatedly done in excessive force is just unacceptable, and SOMETHING needs to be done about it.