Why the Occupy Movement Died

I examine why the Occupy Wall Street Movement has died.

Everyone has heard that flat monotone sound of a heart rate machine flat lining. It is long, dull, and it indicates that whatever it is monitoring no longer has a pulse. If the Occupy Movements had a tone, I am sure it would be flat lining as the protests have begun to falter.

It comes as no surprise that this movement, after only starting two months ago, is nearly dead.  Here are two reasons why the movement may have failed.

The top 1 percent of richest Americans, according to IRS Statistics Income Division, are earning above $380,000 a year.

Michael Bloomberg is the Mayor of New York City. I did not hear once about people protesting in front of his house or complaining about the mayor. This is funny because Mayor Bloomberg is worth $19.5 billion earning way over the $380,000. While Occupy Wall Street was complaining about the top 1 percent, they failed to realize that they are letting one govern them.  

The Occupy Wall Street might have failed as well because the movement failed to construct and convey a common message. If everyone is talking at the same time, no one is going to be able to hear you.  Real movements are organized, have a plan and set goals.

Tell us why you think the Occupy Movement failed in the comments below.

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Leonard Kinkade December 02, 2011 at 02:28 AM
It failed becuase its a reflection of their whole life "a lack of planning!"


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