Occupy Raleigh Continues To Struggle: Theft And Rent

Occupy in general and Occupy Raleigh continues to struggle.  The message has been lost, the momentum has been dramatically reduced.  The reasonable folks making up the movement have left; we’re left with the rest.

Across the nation we hear of vandalism, rape, murder, trespassing and theft.  The movement is dead.

And here in Raleigh, there are two examples:

The Occupy Raleigh movement is seeing support eroding inside and outside the movement.  From the inside we see the theft of a donation that amounted to nearly 20% of available funds.  The charity dropped off the donation to a member of Occupy and the money was taken.

And from the outside we are seeing a drop in support.  When Occupy was ordered off the capital grounds they found an empty lot that they could rent.  It seems the donor of the rent has ended their donations as well.

The movement is over.  In fairness, it never really took off.  It carried a populist message that was never seriously considered.

Good riddance.

5 responses to “Occupy Raleigh Continues To Struggle: Theft And Rent

  1. The movement is over.
    I wish I had the same optimism. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Occupy because there are too many sanctimonious, envious, entitlement-ridden losers out there with a burning desire to collect and comiserate with other losers.

    I’m waiting for two things which I believe will be the next “collection and comiseration point”, if you will, of these losers:
    1) This spring, when they’ll all have no problem illegally squatting outdoors again, and/or
    2) After (ideally) we see a Republican win back the White House.

    If we consider 2011, Occupiers were largely (and rightfully) ignored, but what does a child usually do if their temper-tantrum gets ignored? They just scream louder, and try to do more damage to get noticed. With tipped over food carts, smashed windows, and other mob thuggery being their choice stress response over political action, I think with Occupy the worst is yet to come.

    • I wish I had the same optimism. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of Occupy because there are too many sanctimonious, envious, entitlement-ridden losers out there with a burning desire to collect and comiserate with other losers.

      Oh, make no doubt, we’ll never be rid of them kind. However, as an organized movement with media coverage and a catchy tag-line; Occupy is over.

      They just scream louder, and try to do more damage to get noticed. With tipped over food carts, smashed windows, and other mob thuggery being their choice stress response over political action, I think with Occupy the worst is yet to come.

      Greece…meet the USA. USA, meet Greece.

      Ugh!

  2. Oh, make no doubt, we’ll never be rid of them kind. However, as an organized movement with media coverage and a catchy tag-line; Occupy is over.”
    Upward twinkly fingers to that!

    Looks like they’re still making headlines.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-mew-occupy-oakland-20120130,0,2890529.story

  3. Pino ,

    The Occupiers strategically made a fatal error starting their movement too late in the year . In the colder parts of the country they were pushed out by police . They are barely hanging on in the warmer areas . Besides Raleigh they are still causing trouble in Oakland Ca.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/28/occupy-oakland-crowd-grows-to-nearly-2000/?test=latestnews

    I have to agree with VRKaine . When warm weather returns so will the smelly hippies . As Obama ramps up the class warfare to save his job, these guys will be encouraged . I also think they will have learned from their mistakes . You will see more of these provocations . They need to get the police to attack them . This will fire up the base . Obama’s stooges never ceased to defend OWS. With Obama’s back against the wall because of the bad economy I think it will be a rerun of the 1960s radicals .

    Ultimately it will turn off the independents . Part of what is holding the President’s numbers from really tanking is that many people who voted for the historic President can’t yet bring themselves to admit they were wrong . It’s really tough to admit you’ve been conned .

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