I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I will be running for local office in 2018! ✊?
“Zoning is sexy.” | #OccupyWallStreet co-creator Micah White: “You would think that with the triumph of Trump there would be a fundamental re-assessment among activists. But there hasn’t been. They’ve just doubled down on the same behaviors.” Instead, White argues, opponents of Trump should learn from Occupy’s failure and run for local office. He encourages any progressive who’ll listen: Go local, rural and small to try to foster big change. White did. He moved to Nehalem from Berkeley, Calif., a few years ago with his wife and young son. In his 2016 book, The End of Protest: A New Playbook For Revolution, White argues that America “is ripe for a digital populist uprising centered in the resource-rich rural areas” of the Pacific Northwest. Work to create progressive pockets of power, he argues. Talk with those with whom you disagree.
Micah White helped spark the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread worldwide. The activist and writer now says street protest is futile. Progressives, he says, should go rural and run for office.