Forum Post: What has Occupy even accomplished?
Posted 9 years ago on Oct. 16, 2013, 11:22 a.m. EST by owshelpermonkey
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I am often asked, usually in a pejorative tone, “What has Occupy even accomplished?” As a sociologist though, these questions make me wonder “How do occupiers accomplish anything? How are projects made? How are they spread? Under what conditions are they successful? What do failed projects have in common?”
Read more from Sociologist Joan Donovan who articulates how the Occupy movement communicates and coordinates action using the example of Occupy Sandy: http://interoccupy.net/blog/46613/
Nothing. Protest can never change anything because the higher echelons of society hold the power and the common man/woman on the street can't realistically change anything ... they can only make a noise. They say that the top 1% of US society hold 95% of the wealth. In 1776 the top 1% had a name .... they were called the 'Founding Fathers'. Nothing can change in a country created illegally by evil selfish men. "Let's create a country based on opposing British taxation .... then the population will have to pay us tax instead". Putting up a tent outside Wall Street can never hope to make any difference at all. Which is a shame - but a fact.
If you don't things have changed have since 1776 or 1850 or 1920 or 1950, oh image going back in a time machine to be a minority or woman during any of those periods.
Sure, the money has replaced whips and chains, but most developed countries have been moving toward social democracy since post WWII. The USA took a few wrong turns, but Occupy is wind in the sails for progressive change.
.... So what do you propose?