The Occupy Movement has fizzled out

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posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 01:54 AM
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Okay, I have to admit, that was pretty damn clever.





posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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I marched in the streets of Denver. All I brought was my sign and my voice. As so did the other thousands of people who actually used what little rights we have left. What did local law enforcement bring? Rifles, Shotguns, Tazers guns, paintballs of mace, flash bangs and rubber bullets. The police have turned into a small army now. Anybody who is willing to speak a truth out on the streets is now labeled, "home-grown terrorist". i spoke of a coming revolution in 2007 and what happened? I was interrogated by the S.S. (aka Secret Service). I was followed by FBI agents, I was hunted down by my local law enforcement. My phones were in fact tapped, my E-mail was being read by FEDS..I know because they escorted me to the police station for eating my lunch underneath a bridge in Florida, they put my emails, and pictures and were reviewing phone conversations to me.....The media HELPS them get away with it by fabricating the news. In every protest news reel what does it say? "Violent protestors clash with police". Go to a march and speak the truth...see what happens. Go to a protest with a sign and your voice. Then count how many cops show up with weapons aimed at the protestors. you will feel a "change". It's called Oppression. H.R.347, NDAA, SOPA, PATRIOT ACT. those right there shred our constitution...



posted on Nov, 26 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by apache6th
I marched in the streets of Denver. All I brought was my sign and my voice. As so did the other thousands of people who actually used what little rights we have left. What did local law enforcement bring? Rifles, Shotguns, Tazers guns, paintballs of mace, flash bangs and rubber bullets. The police have turned into a small army now. Anybody who is willing to speak a truth out on the streets is now labeled, "home-grown terrorist". i spoke of a coming revolution in 2007 and what happened? I was interrogated by the S.S. (aka Secret Service). I was followed by FBI agents, I was hunted down by my local law enforcement. My phones were in fact tapped, my E-mail was being read by FEDS..I know because they escorted me to the police station for eating my lunch underneath a bridge in Florida, they put my emails, and pictures and were reviewing phone conversations to me.....The media HELPS them get away with it by fabricating the news. In every protest news reel what does it say? "Violent protestors clash with police". Go to a march and speak the truth...see what happens. Go to a protest with a sign and your voice. Then count how many cops show up with weapons aimed at the protestors. you will feel a "change". It's called Oppression. H.R.347, NDAA, SOPA, PATRIOT ACT. those right there shred our constitution...


I marched here too. Due to the smaller size of the movement, what I saw was a little different... I saw organised radical political groups hijacking the movement to further their own causes. I saw one arrest and it was due to a member of a radical political group threatening violence towards the police.

Occupy had real potential as a truly grassroots egalitarian movement. We could have shown "them" in no uncertain terms that "their" days of bleeding us dry are numbered. Instead, we let "experienced" activists guide us and they hijacked it to push their own pet causes, thus removing what little credibility the movement had with the general public. What a waste.



posted on Nov, 27 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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Occupy failed to generate a clear and sharp message. Every successful social movement had defined goals; take a look at the Civil Rights movement for example. Occupy, on the other hand, had a hodge-podge of leftist goals that never took a defined form.

Some goals did rise to the surface. Free education, full debt forgiveness, free health-care, free housing... well, free anything. This didn't go over well with most people, since it turned Occupy into little more than college students and scruffy-looking protesters demanding another handout.

Personally, I think Occupy would have lasted longer if it didn't fire all guns on the handout front. Frankly, I'm glad it's gone though.



posted on Nov, 29 2012 @ 06:50 AM
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