In the months since Occupy Wall Street pitched its first tents last September, one criticism of the movement has been that it does not offer much in the way of solutions. Enter Occupy the SEC, an Occupy offshoot made up of activists and veterans of the financial sector. Instead of taking the public stand of OWS, they re using a different tactic: They ve written a detailed 325-page analysis of the Volcker rule. And, in my view, they ve got it exactly right.
In order for change to happen it is not enough to be against greed or even for stricter government regulation and corporate accountability, you have to have a program, a plan to make this change. And this program has to be well thought out, rooted in a deep understanding of the present system and a high but also practical vision of the changes that have to be made. The whole systems economics paradigm of the Omnius Manifesto is that vision and is a true plan of action to change the system that forms not only our economy, but also our very consciousness.