Occupy is fundamentally an expression of victimhood. Protest always consists of two implicit statements, whether the protesters themselves are aware
of it or not.
The first statement is that the protesters are unhappy with what their intended target group are doing. The second, however, is that the protesters
expect, and are attempting to demand, that said target group fix the problems which they themselves have created. In this case in particular, that
will not happen. Occupy are protesting against the byproduct of only a single element, of an extremely complex and long term plan, which constitutes
nothing less than a deliberate, extremely conscious attempt to end at least 95% of all carbon based life on this planet, human or otherwise. For the
most part, they are entirely unaware of the real magnitude of what they are up against.
I did, however, see Zucotti Park as being useful, primarily as a means of information exchange, and also because they fed people and did various other
things. Occupy's positive benefits tended to come from the other things that it did; not as a protest movement.
Occupy becoming a political party, does not, and should not be equated with Occupy "maturing." There is a fondness within the establishment, of using
maturity as a euphemism for becoming ineffectual. Radicalism gets things done; getting the proverbial haircut and suit and tie means voluntarily
rendering yourself impotent. You might fill your own wallet by doing that, and look after your own individual interests, but you won't accomplish
anything, as far as systemic change is concerned.
The American political system is completely and irredeemably corrupt. For Occupy to become a political party, and attempt to interact with said
system, would be for Occupy to imply belief in the legitimacy of said system. Anybody involved with said party would then proceed to completely waste
their time, because no party will or can be elected, outside the Republican/Democrat duopoly. The cabal will not allow it.
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