What if you organized a protest to challenge a system and the organizational process of the protest was the solution to the system it was protesting? That delicious self-referential quality could be unfolding at Occupy. What if the self-organizational gift-economy way of village creation at Occupy nodes is the solution itself to how we run the world? What if Occupy is itself the new operational system of the world? Many people in the media still see Occupy as only a protest movement. But it is a lot more than that. It is also beginning to model the society it wants to create. There’s still a ways to go, and some significant shifts it needs to undergo to do it, but progress is being made. Already Occupy is coordinating different sectors of the town they are in to understand each other better, and to help each other. Occupy nodes could become the hubs for the cities they are in, to further this self-organizational gift economy process. The protest is the solution.