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Forum Post: Calm down, enough has been accomplished for now.

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 6:38 p.m. EST by jhoffman (22)
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The other day I was writing an economic paper, and I remembered that we didn't get out of the Great Depression until a particular event changed how legislators perceived things. The same could said about occupy wall street, and the message these protestors sent isn't going away any time soon. Secondly, the corporations whom are currently occupying our nation will soon gain an upper hand over the course of the winter. Fortunately just like any guerilla war campaign, occupations normally see their fiercest resistance occur during the spring. Why does this happen? The answer is simple. As the weather improves more individuals are willing to join the fight, and much of their success is based on months of planning. Hopefully protestors learn about what they did right, and what they got wrong.



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[-] 1 points by CafPop (45) from Rochester, NY 12 years ago

I don't there should be any official statement of hiatus though, that'd be a failure. Just let it be known that no one will be thought of negatively if they choose to leave the protest for the cold times. Those few who remain could talk among themselves and what ideas naturally progress out of those conversations can be used to focus and develop the protest.

[-] 1 points by jhoffman (22) 12 years ago

i never said their should be an official pronouncement, but it would be important to point out that their needs to be a new set of plans for the future. when winter ends, a new way of getting our message across would be good.

[-] 0 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 12 years ago

What they did wrong was not take it to the next level in a pre-emptive way. "They" thought the act of occupying was more than just the shot across the bow. But it wasn't. While there are similarities to Egypt, this isn't Egypt. Does Egypt have a 1st Amendment? Re-occupying come Spring may not be as tolerated or embraced. But holding a National General Assembly starting July 4th? I think Americans could get behind that. Have a nice Winter.