the time of tents is over

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Occupy, in its mindset, is replaying the last breath of a revolutionary alternative to Capitalism from forty years ago... It is as if the children of the hippies and Maoists had taken to the streets to re-enact the dreams of their parents...

Power has now moved way from a centre, a head, a building, a location... People that are tied to a place are powerless...

All too easily Occupy has become two things: a thing that you LIKE on Facebook, and a personal self-improvement/endurance test in a tent. Neither of which have any effect on the flow of capital.

Capital does not occupy: it abandons. That is its threat and its power.

To overthrow it we too must abandon, not occupy. We must abandon the non-places that Capital has colonised our countries with, and invest in rebuilding real places once again.

We must move our money to local credit unions, to local commodities and jobs; to circulation with local people. We must take what little we have and invest it in the places we inhabit, and we must abandon their places, their malls and streets, their stores and banks. This is how we occupy. Not by pitching a tent on a piece of land and saying: "Here I am, count my number". But by silence, secrecy, and abandonment.

The time of tents is over.

Ewan Morrison