HEY OCCUPY WALL STREET! PUT OUT A CALL AROUND THE WORLD FOR A SINGLE GLOBAL CURRENCY.
From the beginning of my participation with Occupy Wall Street I have advocated for an absurdist approach to demands. Why? Not because I want chaos, but because the problems we face are too large for singular or systemic legislative programs. Creativity demands risk. For this reason very early on I suggested in various Think Tanks that we ought to respond to the call for demands, with a universal demand for LOVE. I thought this would do, what I continue to think is the only thing that will allow the people to grab ahold of power, which is putting forth an idea that really can topple oppressive regimes, and LOVE can do it baby, but that is not what this post is about…this is a premise, to let you know the style of my thought, how I go about processing political ideas. In other words, only through grabbing people by their deepest unconscious desires for something miraculous and magical, will this movement resurrect itself, and be conscious itself, rather than continue to be a worldwide population of practice dummies for the global police force.
All that being said…I put forth the following idea in that spirit. If the Occupation movements around the world began calling for a single GLOBAL CURRENCY…this would shake things right down to their very core. This shaking, this quaking, this would generate power, and this power could be used to create a new enthusiasm for the direct democracy that people hunger for, but have grown convinced is not possible. What makes the demand for GLOBAL CURRENCY absurd, is that we have no idea what the consequences would be…it is a leap of faith, and that is what people want…not political theory and rehashed marxist materialism. Give people something exciting and daring and new, the future instead of the past.
Here area few consequences I see of enacting GLOBAL CURRENCY:
1. This would create a system of evaluation that would be truly universal. This would make it nearly impossible to continue current exploitative labor practices.
2. This would reveal how governments are used to hide an international corporate control system, by selling people on the idea that they are separate. This would break down the borders.
3. This would help us do the very scary thing, of beginning to have a very real economic relationship with our environment, as the currency would begin to reflect the costs on nature and peoples’ effort.
The real power lays in the complicated false machinery that corporations build to distract us from the simplicity of our enslavement. GLOBAL CURRENCY would reveal the very weak link in that chain and our commitment to it would scare them silly…Occupy Wall Street, give up the logic that is rooted in old Enlightenment democratic ideals, and be risky and creative, it really is your only hope.