The Summer of Disruption
As the summer of 2012 heats up, OWS will be more about disruption of the working class than trying to get the working class to join. The OWS strategy to cause a major disruption could be as simple as turning a knob.
When OWS was still just a dream in the minds of Van Jones, Anonymous, the unions, and the like, these people and entities must have had in their heads the wishful scenario wherein the majority of Americans, known by OWS as the working class, would see the justness of the Occupy cause and with their greedy little hearts run to the streets, lugging tents behind them, demanding unearned money from the rich and swelling the numbers of Occupy into a political force to stand toe-to-toe with the Tea Party.
Instead, OWS, unlike the Tea Party, showed no purpose it was willing to make explicit and no demands it was willing to reveal, while exhibiting rampant lawlessness, racist and sexist incivility, and a startling lack of depth.
OWS leadership most likely assume that their failure to get the working class is the fault of the 1% -- or the bourgeoisie, as Lenin called them -- who, thanks to capitalism, are "in a position to bribe the upper strata of the proletariat; these strata, so bribed, naturally behave as 'traitors.'" You, your friends, and your neighbors, through imperialism (capitalism), are being bribed (earning a paycheck) by your bourgeoisie overlords (bosses) to be traitors (non-communist) -- and that's why the working class haven't shown their solidarity to OWS.
The gloves are about to come off for the Occu-Proletariat, and they are about to target all the class traitors to the cause. The venom they have been reserving for the rich and/or Jews will now be spewed at the majority of their class peers -- the turncoats who have chosen to keep being productive each day instead of camping in their own waste at Zuccotti Park.
How can they completely disrupt the nation, cost millions of dollars to major industries, and really put the screws to the working class? Occupy Air Toilets, of course. The strategy would be simple. OWS members in each state would book flights on different airlines over one day. When the planes go up in the air, the Occupiers simply get up from their seats, walk into the restrooms, lock the doors and refuse to come out. The little "Occupied" sign would even be lit up -- what a YouTube moment! Don't be surprised to hear rumblings on the progressive grapevine about the Occupy Air Toilet J5SDS (July 5th Sit-Down Strike) to be held on the 87th anniversary of the Wagner Act, which set up the National Labor Relations Board.
Occupy Air Toilets would only be a first, high-profile strike at the transportation and service sectors -- two sectors which have many friendly and sympathetic unionists willing to aid or simply look the other way. And after pulling similar stunts in buses, trains, bars, restaurants, and even elevators in high-rise office buildings by overcrowding them and refusing to leave, what will be the next step on the OWS agenda?
Things will escalate to explicit, widespread, coordinated crime and violence. Of course, it will be directed at the cops at first. At first. OWS will probably even bring back their original Day of Rage moniker from September 17, 2011. Why the "newfound" thirst for violence from the self-labeled non-violent movement? OWS will remember these words of Lenin:
The revolutionary dictatorship of the proletariat is won and maintained by the use of violence by the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, rule that is unrestricted by any laws.
And if not, surely OWS will remember the words of former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers, from page 2 of Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism:
The only path to the final defeat of imperialism and the building of socialism is revolutionary war. [snip]
Revolutionary war will be complicated and protracted. It includes mass struggle and clandestine struggle, peaceful and violent, political and economic, cultural and military, where all forms are developed in harmony with the armed struggle.
Without mass struggle there can be no revolution.
Without armed struggle there can be no victory.
After all, Ayers is standing right there with OWS, cheerleading them into the toilet.