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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 09:37 PM

25. Nothing new historically.

From the Bonus Soldiers after WWI to the Native American occupation of Alcatraz, protest camps only last until the protestors let it be known they aren't leaving public land any time soon.

Politicians know as well as everyone that occupations become tent cities. Tent cities turn into shanty towns, and shanty towns morph into smoldering slums that adopt the name of the governor or president in office at the time. "Hooverville" was a depession era occupation that met a similar but decidedly more violent fate in it's day.

Peaceful protests are tolerated as long as the people go home, change clothes, and come back tomorrow without a sleeping bag, but once a protest files for it's own zip code, it's days are sadly numbered.

Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% behind the 99%, but I differ in execution and see the occupation phase of this leaderless movement ending like all the other occupations in American history, which is to say "not good". Still, I'm confident the movement will live beyond this part of the struggle and go to make progress.

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