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Thu May 12, 2016, 02:03 PM

151. Minefield ahead...oh well

 

I will give you a real example from real life. My town, our local power elite has been successful, before IP became a thing by the way, to keep AA and Mexicans at each other's throats. To the point that this city is actually segregated, with AA living in their hood and Mexicans living in the barrio.

Then we got an influx of immigrants, starting with Vietnamese. Oh boy that started to upset that apple cart. So these days, the most successful fight for a single objective, reforming the Civilian Review Board, is an effort led by a few white middle class women from Occupy, working along side leaders from both the Mexican and Black communities with some faith leaders dropped into the mix.

None of them is doing this because my tribe. They are working together and this is starting to expand to other issues. Some of these folks are also regulars with the fight for 15. Where you can see the taint of IP is with the climate change folks, mostly middle and upper (did I mention white) movement. Though, me acting as a bridge, not a journalist, I pointed this to the leaders of that movement. They were not internally aware of this, and now have feeders to the other groups, and slowly the folks from both the hood and and the barrio are also becoming part of this, within the context of social and environmental justice.

The trigger for some of this was actually Occupy, where people from everywhere came under the same tent, both figuratively and factually.

City hall is shitting a brick. These walls are not completely down, but they are crumbling, and that is changing local politics in major ways. So far they have not been able to disrupt that. And lord knows they are trying. IP is to the point that people are fighting each other for control of what means to be poor, for example. When all poor people walk together there is strength in numbers.

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