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A movement of any sort including what is according to Occupy WallStreet OWSa resistance movement Occupy Wallstreet is aleaderless resistance movement last accessed April 6thhttpoccupywallstorg presupposes opposing powers a modernmovement that is social presupposes superordinate group action inopposition to the power of the state The state according to Max WeberThe state is relation of men dominating men a relation supportedby means of legitimate ie considered to be legitimate violence Ifthe state is to exist the dominated must obey the authority claimed bythe powers that be When and why do men obey Upon what innerjustifications and upon what external means does this domination rest Weber Max Politics as a Vocation in Science and Politics 78In this essay I will follow Weberian thought to the conclusion thatcitizens of the modern state are necessarily dominated that this holdstrue even for those who rise against it That social dissidence isstructurally imposed to uphold dependence on the state which thereforeimplies those who oppose the state with socio-moral pretenses are itsmost dedicated servants Weber describes three types of social groups class status groups andparties distinct as per their relationship with economic social andlegal order These order types represent ways by which power isdistributed where power is the chance of a man or of a number of mento realize their own will in a communal action even against theresistance of others who are participating in the action Weber MaxClass Status and Party from Power 180 Communal action meansthe groups power is realized primarily as an action for and of groupsolidarity It is distinct from but not necessarily distinct orcoexistent with a societal action or one which is oriented to arationally motivated adjustment of interests ibid 183 OWS hasfamously identified itself as the 99 or the ratio of thepopulation which controls or takes as income 68 of the nationswealth This self-appointed title portrays a class type struggledefining the group in terms of income However 99 of the populationwhose earnings range from
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