On the Occupy movement and its end? Who would have thought it. But here it is over on Mr. Beer and Hockey’s website.
I’d go a bit farther: to understand when to quit you need to know what your goals are and to judge whether they are achievable or not and if not, amend them.
This has been a problem for this leaderless (and I don’t mean that in the sense of one leader telling others what to do) movement.
That doesn’t mean I don’t agree with the general goal of Occupy to bring to the fore the plight(s) of the various members of the 99%. Anyone who reads this blog should know that I believe passionately in that goal.
But I also believe that all social movements have a responsibility to do that as successfully as possible. I believe that the Occupy movement passed that point a while ago and therefore should have focussed itself on coming to an end, well.
I don’t agree with all the crap that the Occupy encampment is harmful to the city. That’s an NPA talking point that, like a lot of their talking points, isn’t borne out in reality. But I do think that the Occupiers are no longer successfully making the case for the 99% and that means it’s time to end the encampment.