posted on Dec, 26 2012 @ 09:50 PM
reply to post by GreenGlassDoor
Agreed all around. The thing that most aggravates me with Occupy is that the whole time I was affiliated and helping from home as well as the week or
so I lived in camp at St. Louis, I kept looking and looking for any sign of organization beyond the camp level. Any links..ties... It's what we
needed! I kept hoping even as that hope died over the Fall and into Winter, that someone in New York (They had the cash and were looked to as the top,
after all) would USE what had been made in the cities.
If they'd used the energy, power and numbers of the people in the Occupy camps across the cities and moved that into D.C. for a proper and
intelligently directed protest push to those it actually matters to change, so much could have been done.
As it was, some cities like Oakland and New York showed they could get impressive numbers ..and details of how that worked aren't important when the
end result was people who were happily marching with Occupy. 30,000 in each place ..roughly, for at least one event each. It took 200,000+ in Egypt
for how long?
The scenes were similar across Eastern Europe in the fall of the Communist Regimes of the old Soviet Union. I wasn't old then so
memory is vague but I was a news hound as a teen and running my BBS's then..watching that unfold on CNN. So exciting...
^^^^^ And THAT would have made the cities worth it, IMO. It would have made it all mean something.
As it is? It's like an overgrown frat party that just never knew when to end and cost many people criminal records, damage to property and cost to
cities who cannot replace a dime of it.
All for what? Not a single tangible thing was accomplished or changed. I envy the Egyptians. They had
people power AND FOCUS.