I understand the desire to see results NOW. The desire to DO something. The truth is we are doing. Change has happened. But we don't get to ever stop Being the Change. The Doing is going to take to the end of time. We don't have to re-invent the wheel. All we have to do is make use of strategies and tools that have already established credibility. Believe in ourselves. Black is Beautiful, Gay is Good. We do not have to justify or apologize, We are. The hundredth monkey is consciously evolving.
Insist on Truth. Be truthful. It is definable. If you don't understand what truth is or the dynamics of truth - search out a teacher, there are plenty around. I bet there are several in your local occupation group.
We are creating a safe space/time to learn, teach, Be. Enjoy. Occupy.
Democracy and Patriarchal Corporatism are two different systems of government. They cannot both exist in the same space/time. Democracy occupies the government of America. We already have the structure. We have already defined our values and principles. We just need to get better at Being a democracy. Relax, we're doing it. Have fun with it.
We know what doesn't work. Start with a specific policy or regulation. Start with a specific leader. We need to define the Big Picture and design policy that fits within the true dynamics, mechanics, and the structure of values and principles of the Big Picture (democracy) we occupy.
We cannot force this into being. We can only love it into being. In the meantime there are things we know kill democracy. Stand up and name those things. But, before we start replacing policy let's make sure that we are not using the tactics of the enemy. Let's take the time to find clarity and consensus. Let's learn/teach and communicate. Let's celebrate the Occupation.