Defending The Narrative From Infiltration
It takes a centralizer to beat a centralizer:
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Occupy Wall Street (OWS) absolutely terrified them. It was (originally) a grassroots movement aimed at siphoning some of the money away from centralizers.
It was about the American people against the American elites.
So, those elites simply changed the narrative. Because they control every institution that controls the mainstream narrative.
Everyone versus the centralizers and financial elite? Absolutely not. Can’t have that.
Co-opt it and pit the plebs against one another, instead.
It’s a tactic as old as government itself: Keep the ruled class fighting among one another so they can’t fight the ruling class.
OWS had one fatal flaw. It was entirely decentralized. Whereas those they attempted to fight against are entirely centralized. It was not difficult for them to infiltrate the narrative and mutate it to what OWS ended up as. Small groups of decentralized agents will never beat a mainstream that is fully centralized and controlled.
So nothing was done about it. Because nothing could be done about it.
Thus, OWS failed. And it was the catalyst for what we are now dealing with today. It’s the perfect example of centralization absolutely decimating decentralization. Especially in the late stages of the cycle of collapse.
But it remains a great case study, at least.