Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Is Occupy Wall Street really occupying or just... whatever?

After "cleaning" Zucotti Park, the police barricaded the park and instituted controlled access with inspection of bags, as well as lots of private security patrols within the park, and very strict prohibitions against sleeping, and then eventually permitted protesters to re-enter the park, but does this really constitute "occupying" the park (and Wall Street) that Occupy Wall Street is now claiming? Doesn't seem so to me. As of when I write this, 7:55 AM, 11/16, the livestream for the park shows just a few people and mostly the private security guys.
Granted, the movement is certainly not "gone", at least yet, and maybe/probably they are regrouping (and awaiting instructions from The Mother Ship, the puppet masters up in Vancouver, BC, at, but in truth it is simply too soon to tell what the future holds for the movement.
For right now, at this moment, "occupation" is dead in NYC. But like and good zombie attack don't get complacent betting that they will necessarily "stay down", for long. Stay tuned.
I'm sure there will be plenty of follow-on "pop-up", flash mob protests, but will they merely be post-mortem involuntary twitches or something more?
As I close, I see that the "boring" scene on the livestream has been replaced with... reruns of the raid videos. Is that the future of the movement, reruns to relive the "glory days" of the movement?


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