The initial phases of the national “Occupy Wall Street” movement have come to an end.
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Tenants were “evicted” from encampments across the nation during the last week of November 2011, and though most evictions were peaceful, the police made several arrest of people who were determined to “stay the course” and resist removal.
Now the encampments have moved indoors – occupying vacant and/or abandoned buildings in major cities throughout the U.S., and the movement does not appear to be showing any signs of slowing down.
We as a civilization have been “protesting” since the beginning of our existence on this planet, and though protesting is not necessarily a bad thing, we have to understand that when we protest – we protest against each other.
It’s people vs. people, all existing in the same space – all having the same needs.
Organizations, groups and individuals from around the world decided to take a stand and address the issues of corporate greed, the unbalanced distribution of wealth and how the unyielding increase of both has detrimentally impacted our global economy.
So where is the movement going?
Unfortunately (to date), because there has never been a clear plan established, the occupy movement has failed to resolve any of a number of issues, and it has not recorded any measurable progress towards impacting the damaging effects of our current corporate practices.
The good news is that we have finally managed to find a cause that brings us all together despite our differences in age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, but without a clear plan or solution for a constructive outcome, we could very well find ourselves more divided than we were before the occupy movement – creating an environment where the trust and cooperation necessary for success becomes increasingly difficult to achieve.