The following discussion clip is from the Occupy Wall Street demand discussion list
Here is the lead in post from occupythegreenparty:
DECENTRALIZATION Centralization of wealth and power contributes to social and economic injustice, environmental destruction, and militarization. Therefore, we support a restructuring of social, political and economic institutions away from a system which is controlled by and mostly benefits the powerful few, to a democratic, less bureaucratic system. Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens.
While this is a very important goal, the world lacks workable models to make it happen. The novel “Lord of the Flies” provides a human look into the problem of the human drive to accumulate power which leads to centralization. In short, the human brain has not evolved to understand BROAD decentralization.
Recent discoveries of brain organization and human psychology explain how world-wide human culture has been SIDETRACKED and locked into NON-WORKABLE, FEAR BASED philosophical social beliefs. Because the human race has never understood these islands of stable but erroneous belief structures, workable structures have not been developed to thwart them and aggregation of power is inevitable. These structures are the primary cause behind the establishment of dictatorships, aristocracies and the elitist beliefs at root of the “Wall Street Syndrome” and the slavery mentality of today’s Industry Mongols and Robber Barons . If society doesn’t make fundamental changes in its cultural beliefs, centralization of power will not go away. And none of the approaches attempted in the past, including all the religious models, understood or addressed the new information. The discoveries are summarized on http://A3society.org under 7 Deadly Sins, Brain Theory, Language and Psychology.