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.