Activism - or standing up for something other than what Fox news and MSM Corpgov sources put in our trough - will continue here at the same slow pace that is has for decades before OWS or OS permitted us to shamelessly force politically incorrect and outdated ideas like freedom, justice and health care for all into venues that may or may not be receptive to them.
OS mirrors 'merika in too many ways. We have egos and assholes shaping our culture. We click our way into our comfort zones.
As OS interest in OWS waned, this pop run activist shop (mom has never been onboard) and lover of lost causes, jumped on board. I gave the kids high marks for energy, and low marks for message - and then I shoved my stuff in there...into that void: Freedom, Justice, and Health Care for all.
I asked first "Who is Wall Street?" but I know we are Wall Street. Wall Street is 'merika. And I still Occupy 'merika. A place that was never just, free, that never took care of its poor, elderly, or ill, but could always convince itself it was great none the less, and every generation of kids was taught this lie, and then had to learn that the truth was that America was a lie, and 'merika was the truth. I think that those kids, and the thousands of sick, homeless, and poor people who made up most of the Occupy phenom were telling this story . Wall Street is 'merika. And it looks a lot like OS.
So activists activise. Protestors protest, and 'merikans just keep on click, click, clicking. OS enables me to see all this - egos and assholes - as they post and comment.
So I have sullied my Snowden brand by attaching it to a leaderless movement that had no clear agenda. I have embarassed my OS readers , and lost cachet. They now join my family, wives, children, former friends, former employers,professors, classmates, government agencies, politicians, taverns, diners, and the Episcocal church - who have been embarassed for or by me in the past.