Let me be clear, we need to bring this system down. Wars, poverty, eco-destruction, unmet human needs, competition for basic resources, etc., etc. are unacceptable and a direct result of the current system and paradigm.
We occupy to birth a new society.
For me, I will work to make this an inclusive revolution. I start with the premise everyone is on our side until they prove otherwise. The 99% message is unifying. The people who are immediately calling for violence, non-cooperation with officials, and etc. do not speak for me and have a message that is DOA. The media will chew you up and marginalize you so quickly that you'll soon be 50 angry people and no one else.
I want a revolution that includes everyone.
I'm not naive and don't absolutely trust government authorities but beginning a movement by alienating them doesn't make sense to me.
I'm not saying that in the end that might be necessary, I just don't think we'll be successful starting out that way. Remember, Occupy Portland is just 3 days old. Of course there will be issues with respect to values, visions, tactics, strategies, communications, etc., etc.
Let's respect the organic leadership that is evolving and support them at this time. The whole situation is chaotic and in flux. Do not expect perfection in 72 hours. Give it time, we'll work this out if we come together in solidarity.