Skip to comments.Occupy 2012: Firmly disorganized, driven by dreams (protest fatigue?)
Posted on 01/09/2012 9:13:08 AM PST by Libloather
Occupy 2012: Firmly disorganized, driven by dreams
By Laird Harrison and Michelle Nichols | Reuters 1 hr 3 mins ago
Oakland, Calif./New York (Reuters) - (Repeats with no change to text) It's been a long, cold winter already for Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement that burst onto the scene in September to focus national attention on income inequality and the perceived greed of the rich and powerful.
Police have cleared the signature "Occupy" encampments in New York, Los Angeles, Oakland and other major cities. Cold weather, and perhaps protest fatigue, have weakened the handful of camps that remain around the country. The lack of a coherent set of demands has made it difficult for the young movement to affect policy or otherwise score victories that might keep recruits coming.
But the movement has clearly influenced the national political conversation, with even President Barack Obama echoing some of its themes in calling for a "fair shot" and "fair share" for all.
Now, as Occupy heads into 2012, participants in the leaderless movement are developing a range of new strategies and tactics to keep what they view as the injustices of the economic system in the spotlight.
Here are some ways the Occupy movement is trying to evolve:
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More likely they’re either checking out STDs or checking into rehab.
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They just can't stop with the tea party comparisons, no matter how obviously absurd.
In the Hitchhiker’s Guide series, there is a floating party that lasts for over a hundred years. It’s really funny, but in real life everyone knows that a party can only last so long before it gets boring.
I expect it to pick up this spring though, with new, and more violent, faces.
The same raison d'être (jealous imitation) and the same fate, failure. (The same failure that always accompanies big plans from "Central Planning".)
driven by dreams, no. driven by delusion, yes.