Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Is Occupy a Leaderless Movement?

On the oft repeated question of Occupy & 'leadership.' -- We all know that in any group action, some individuals will emerge, who, by their greater competence or knowledge in that area, or their communication skills, will become 'leaders.' But their leadership is situational and temporary, altogether different than the INSTITUTIONALIZATION of a POSITION of leadership... where one person may be replaced by another, and which creates a structure which determines roles & positions in relation to that office--a self-perpetuating structural hierarchy. Yes we can have, and need, LEADERS... but reject OFFICES of leadership. This is a CRUCIAL distinction.

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