Sounds like standard sanbox revolutionary fantasizing. The planned riot will, at most, provide a few days of street theater and some broken windows at the Starbucks nearest the meeting, and the mortgage strike will fail because most people would rather not be evicted from their homes in order to satisfy the ravings of a union hack. And his logic is hysterical.
Unions are almost dead. We cannot survive doing what we do but the simple fact of the matter is community organizations are almost dead also. And if you think about what we need to do it may give us some direction which is essentially what the folks that are in charge - the big banks and everything - what they want is stability.Unions and community organization are almost dead, but he's going to destroy the country's financial system? With what? Dead unions and community organizations? Does he understand that while dead people can vote in Illinois, dead unions and activists can't actually do anything? Delusional.
There are actually extraordinary things we could do right now to start to destabilize the folks that are in power and start to rebuild a movement.
For example, 10% of homeowners are underwater right their home they are paying more for it then its worth 10% of those people are in strategic default, meaning they are refusing to pay but they are staying in their home that's totally spontaneous they figured out it takes a year to kick me out of my home because foreclosure is backed upSo, 10% of 10% of all mortgage holders are in strategic default? That's 1%. Good luck with that.
We have an entire economy that is built on debt and banks so the question would be what would happen if we organized homeowners in mass to do a mortgage strike if we get half a million people to agree it would literally cause a new finical crisis for the banks not for us we would be doing quite well we wouldn't be paying anything...And you wouldn't own anything, either, since the banks lent the money to buy the homes. Most people understand that, and don't hate bankers, but they aren't very fond of leftist agitators.