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Forum Post: Why Occupy Portland Encampment Failed? Other Occupy City's should take note

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 10, 2011, 5:12 p.m. EST by bkerensa (1)
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Like Michael Moore said "Portland is the largest occupy movement he has been to"

Yet it has failed: http://benjaminkerensa.com/2011/11/10/why-occupy-portland-encampment-failed/

All other Occupy Cities need to take note why it failed and learn from it.



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[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

It failed because the Democrats and Republicans do not want the people leading this country.

The thought of people practicing self governance, and inviting everyone and anyone to partake in the GAs, was something they had only heard about in history books.

A rebirth of self governance, the constitution and people participating in teh Republic is a direct threat to the status quo.

[-] 1 points by Sinaminn (104) from Sarasota, FL 12 years ago

I thought about relocating to Portland and even visited there with that intention in the late 90's. After about two weeks I changed my mind and will never go back. Great culture, interesting people and a fantastic vibe but it wasn't for me. The camp really just sounds like a concentrated version of the entire downtown area.

[-] 1 points by dls101 (27) 12 years ago

Yes, it takes constant vigilance. Occupy sites need to be drug free. But more so they need to be carefully taken care of..... Security patrols need to be able to move disturbed folks out of harms way. The OccupyWallStreet people are constantly working to keep the site safe!

[-] 1 points by frankchurch1 (839) from Jersey City, NJ 12 years ago

The idea is already in the head of most Americans. This goes beyond one encampment. The virus is out--we are the majority now.

[-] 0 points by pinker (586) 12 years ago

They all will fail in that they can't camp in the middle of a city forever. That doesn't mean your movement fails, it's just reality. It is impossible to keep the camps safe and you're going to just piss off regular people - it's like having company: eventually you want them to leave even if they're your friend. Get over the tent thing. Point made, now start doing something real.

[-] 0 points by RexDiamond (585) from Idabel, OK 12 years ago

The body lice incident didn't help.