Some argue that some of the protest is orchestrated to bring in a police state. They can try, but in the UK we have a massive house of cards tumbling down around us, rocking the status quo beyond belief as we discover so many establishment have been involved in paedophile rings. And the police are as corrupt as the rest of them, implicated in criminal behaviour and protecting corporate greed, when they should be working for the people who pay for them - us.
Keep up the good work! We are really stepping it up now, can you feel it? Up the pressure, the positive action, genuine people speaking out, truth coming out, as the establishment are shown to be what they are – criminals. Mindblowing change happening under our very noses.
But we do need to work out what we want instead. Or will it just develop naturally from a place of love? With 4,000+ people, maybe 6000, on the streets at the Million Mask March and only ten arrests – and loads of homeless people helped - that’s what happens when anarchy happens: people look out for each other, smile, feel connected, cooperative, like one big party. Or is that too dream-world to expect it just to happen naturally, leaving revolution at risk of being hijacked by glory-seekers. We need practical plans, decisions about who makes them, how to go about it... There's a lot of work to do to work out the new, and meanwhile the fight against the powers that be still goes on at the same time. You can’t let your guard down, or take your eye off the ball for a second.
But take a moment to see what we have done over this last year alone. Celebrate the building wave of action and know that change is coming, slowly but surely. SURELY!