Friday, November 08, 2013
Occupy What Now?
Occupy, however short-lasting, was purely beneficial. However, whatever Occupy may have done to focus attention on unemployment, income inequality, the welfare state, debt, and other issues of great economic unfairness in this nation has passed and the plutocrats reign as powerful as ever. It is going to take a much more sustained effort to draw attention to these problems. Because we have short attention spans and a political class and media not responsive to the poor, truly changing the conversation to get to a place where food stamps don’t get cut to make political points on the backs of the poor is a multi-year if not multi-decade effort of very hard work.
You've heard me say it before: we need a consistent, persistent, strategically escalating movement to effect change. That ain't happening, sadly. Probably because, as I've been told, that shit will never work.
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See? They were right. We can all stop trying now. Since we never started, stopping will be even easier.
Posted by: Rmj | Nov 8, 2013 1:34:15 PM
Posted by: NTodd Pritsky | Nov 9, 2013 2:26:19 PM