Thursday, October 06, 2005
World Can't Wait....So Wait Already!
Read my earlier piece and note some of the organizers. I use the term lightly however. The site has finally been updated and now includes a FAQ which contains a series of statements, rather than questions. Still, at least the World won't have to Wait for the FAQ... It gives an insight into the depth of planning that has gone into this exercise...
To the question: "If we drive out the Bush regime, what will replace it?" Comes the (ahem) answer:
Our government’s agenda, actions and direction are intolerable. We must act now; the future is in the balance.Or in other words.... How the hell should we know? We'll worry about that stuff later.
What the world needs most at this moment is massive and broad political resistance to the Bush regime. We can and must bring millions of people into motion to stop and reverse the political direction the Bush regime is dragging the country and the world. We must drive the Bush regime from office.
The question of what will replace the Bush regime should be discussed and debated as we join together and work shoulder-to-shoulder toward our common political goal. There are, there will be, and there should be many diverse views on this question among us. Our unity is embodied in the Call and our main slogan, The world can’t wait—Drive out the Bush regime!
It elaborates on the futility of asking such a question:
Answered from another angle by the World Can’t Wait Youth & Students:I don't think Bush needs to be too worried...
What is the point of the question? Are you saying that if we don’t have a full vision of where society needs to ultimately go that we should not go anywhere? Are you saying that people should not unite broadly on a great need that desperately calls out to be done, by millions of people all around the planet, because people disagree about what to do once that need is met?
Let’s take this outlook into other realms. Imagine being in a prison, and knowing that everyone in there, or the vast majority of people, were unwillingly there and wanted to get out. Now imagine you had a plan to break through the walls. You had a vehicle that could bust the wall open and free the prisoners, but you heard that it would take all of the people, or the majority of the inmates, to unite to operate the vehicle in order to bust through the wall, and, in order to do that, people needed to first escape their assigned duties that the guards were telling them they needed to stay within.
If you heard this plan, saw its viability, and saw, while difficult, it was reasonable, and achievable, in fact the only way to actually get out of the prison, would you say, “well, f- this plan, I am not getting down if you don’t know what we are going to do once we get past the walls.”
THAT’S CRAZY! When the walls come down, a whole new world of possibility will open up, and we need to have talked about what we should do with the potential that does open up. But as we do so, let’s not lose sight of where we are, and where we will be. And let’s not lose sight of the fact that a more appropriate analogy may not be a prison, or even a plantation. A more appropriate analogy may be a ghetto, or a concentration camp. The World Can’t Wait, Drive Out the Bush Regime.
I'm sure they'll have great Samba music though. I hope they stretch beforehand.
Update: Leigh weighs in on their plans.