Last year, on September 17th, the Occupy movement was born out of the feelings of injustice, insecurity and frustration of many people who realized
that they are on the verge to become slaves for a government who is totally disconnected from the people - and I am not talking only about the US
We all know the chronology of the events; some of us were directly involved, some of us suffered consequences and many of us supported the Occupy
movement in a way or another.
The Occupy movement can be defined, IMO, as one of the most important social events in the XXIst century; it showed the world that not all of us are
content with the life in a psychological and economic prison. The movement had a huge potential: at that time, it could change something. It
What started as a mass movement ended up as a pseudo-political primordial soup, mixing together social ideals with political agendas while these two
terms, SOCIAL and POLITICAL are like water and oil: they cannot mix. You can shake the "recipient" as much as you like and they will always end one on
top of the other.
Of course, the psychological warfare had its role in the Occupy movement's dissolution: disinformation, provocative actions, false rumors, labeling
people/groups, turning social categories against each other... all of them were used with a relative success by the agents of TPTB. However, the big
fault lies somewhere else: maybe on our side? Maybe we weren't strong enough to pursue our goals?
I remember some of the statements when the movement started; people telling that they will stay until they'll freeze or be beaten to death; people
stating that they are ready to die for the movement ideals. Of course, nobody expected this; to die for an ideal (or for an idea) isn't always the
best thing to do as it's sort of counter-productive. Humanity don't need martyrs; it's full of them already. What humanity needs is to find a way to
break the chains and we're far from this.
So, it was September 17th, 2011. One year later, few of the participants tried to celebrate (celebrate??) the Occupy phenomenon by marching in NY and
being carefully watched by the NYPD, some of them being arrested - being freed later.
But the question, IMO, remain: what happened to the Occupy movement? What happened to the ideas and ideals of so many people? One year later only few
are remembering what was this all about.
Is the Occupy movement dead?
The TPTB won this battle?
edit on 17-9-2012 by shansen because: (no reason given)