#OWS #ElectoralReform Strategy Memorandum

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Grand Strategy is about combining means (inputs) and ways (process) to achieve ends (outcomes).

In very general terms, the strategic outcomes that appear to be sought by the mélange of participants in the emerging nation-wide—even global—rebellion against the existing system—center around social justice as in justice for society at large.  This is essentially a repudiation of the existing system in three parts: the electoral system that perpetuates a two-party tyranny; the governance system that trades 5% earmarks for 95% discounted disbursements of the public treasure; and a banking and corporate system that refuses to factor in both true costs to the public, or consider the public interest.  It is a rigged system of, by, and for the 1%.

There are at least three outcomes that can be considered and two ways.

Constitutional Amendment.  In the ideal, the corruption of the legislative and executive processes must be removed by enacting a Constitutional Amendment.  In the USA, enacting an amendment requires either passage by two thirds of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, followed by approval by three-fourths of all state legislatures.  Since the two-party tyranny owns both the federal and the state legislatures, it is virtually certain  that this will never come to pass in isolation.  It could, however, be made possible by first pursuing Electoral Reform.

Electoral Reform Act.  Over the past thirty years a number of very specific proposals have been made to expand the existing two-party electoral system rife with fraud at all levels.  Nine specific measures have been put together by a team drawing on best available sources.  Those nine measures include:

01  Open Ballot Access

02  Make It Easier to Vote

03  Honest Open Debates

04  Instant Run-Off/Paper Ballots

05  Expanded Debates (Cabinet)

06  Full and Balanced Representation

07  Tightly-Drawn Districts

08  Full Public Funding of Diverse Candidates

09  No Legislation without Consultation

A tenth provision would have an honest Congress and an honest Executive championing the Constitutional Amendment, but passing the Electoral Reform Act of 2012 in time for Phase I (provisions 01-05) to take effect for November 2012.  This objective is achievable!  A nation-wide demand presented by 6 November with a demand for resolution by 15 February—or face a General Strike—has a possibility for success such as has never existed here-to-fore.  This has the added advantage of opening the way for an Independent candidate for President, and for opening ballot access to the full spectrum of potential candidates, not just those approved by the two-party system, thereby cleansing the Senate and House of Representatives of corrupt partisans.

Secession & Nullification.  There are no fewer than ten active secessionist movements in the USA:

01  Alaska

02  Florida

03  Georgia

04  Hawaii

05  League of the South

06  South Carolina

07  Texas

08  Vermont

09  Republic of Lakotah

10  Pacific Northwest/Cascadia

Among them, Alaska, Hawaii, and Vermont are the most persistent.  States also have the right to nullify federal mandates, and in the future we may see the Western states and especially Alaska repossess state lands set aside as federal preserves.  A dissolution of the USA is unlikely at this time, but could become a reality if there is a total collapse of the economy and the government, at which point localized resilience movements will spring up and independence from federal taxation and federal regulation will become the norm.

Ways to the first two ends include a General Strike (massive absenteeism) and a General Boycott (of all corporate goods less true essentials, withdrawal of all funds from banks and stocks)—or both.

Electoral Reform as a capital demand, presented by 6 November and demanded by 15 February, is in my view the only means of avoiding secession and eventually securing a Constitutional Amendment.  St.

2 Responses to “#OWS #ElectoralReform Strategy Memorandum”

  1. John Jaye

    I really like that this doc starts to address strategy… I think we really need to start to come to terms with what our goals and and what steps needs to be taken to reach those goals.

    That said, I disagree with secession, and don’t totally agree with the wording of the first PP.

  2. John Jaye

    As a side not, to my understand this is a working document and has not been approved by the GA.
    I think it is important to label it as such to avoid any possible confusion.