Remember Occupy, back in 2011? How police, in rare instances, actually crossed the line to side with the protestors? Or did they?
I tried to find a source for this last statement, but can find nothing! Was this kind of news scrubbed from the net? Oh wait, I did see a contemplation of this idea in, of all places, here in exopermaculture, October 2011:
The key is for us to remember: Top-down powers that be always require an armed guard to enforce their rules. Thus, police insurrection can be the moment when everything changes.
From Chris Hedges, The Rules of Revolt
Lesson No. 5. The most potent weapon in the hands of nonviolent rebels is fraternizing with and educating civil servants as well as the police and soldiers, who even though they suffer from the same economic inequality usually are under orders to crush protest. This demands a counterintuitive response from protesters. They must show respect and even compassion to forces deployed to stop the rebellion. Demonstrators are required to exercise tremendous self-discipline as they endure acts of violence and repression. They must refuse to retaliate. If bonds of sympathy are established between protesters and some of the police and soldiers, the ruling elites are unsure whether they can trust the security apparatus to obey. This engenders paralysis within the centers of power.
What now happens in Catalonia may serve as a (failed or successful) template for independence movements everywhere. In this country, these may include Hawaii, Texas, California and “Ecotopia” (Northern California, Oregon and Washington).
If we are to observe boundaries, then let’s make them bioregional — clearly relating to Earth, her forms and processes, rather than the imposed fiction known as “national.” — But even national is better than global!
For example, where I live, in Indiana, sits inside the Ohio Valley bioregion. Would much rather “identify” with that entity, than with the (dis)United States of America.
Ideally, all humans would center within and find their ultimate authority within the intuitive guidance of the higher self or soul. Then, from there, observe widening circles of communication/responsibility/protection: household, family, neighborhood, town, networked towns in a bioregion, networked bioregions, etc. Ultimately, we need to recognize that all power originates from within, in each of us, power from bottom up rather than top down.