How is it possible that the “occupy movement”, coming on the heels of the brazen theft of the bankster bailouts, never even articulated a specific political or economic agenda? How did it come to function as nothing more than a pressure valve to divert mass public outrage into a blind alley? If they’d made some well supported and commonsensical demands like a 1% sales tax on wall street turnover and the nationalization of the “federal” reserve this country could have turned around on a dime. They might as well have been working for the banksters. But maybe they were, without their knowledge. The propagandists and psychological operations specialists in washington are professionals at manipulating social movements or impending revolutions to achieve a desired outcome. They’ve been doing it very successfully for decades.
Occupy was an abject failure even on its own terms, and its “tactics” (or lack of same), organizers and the corporate foundations that supported them behind the scenes should be exposed and shunned by any future movements.