November 17, 2011 in World
I interrupt my series about the merit of certain prophecies and predictions to do this update on the Occupy Movement.
From my perspective, 11/11/11 brought an energy change to the Occupy Movement. Sometimes an energy change manifests through significant moves forward. Other times, it comes in the form of increased resistance.
For the Occupy Movement, the energy shift brought increased resistance.
The day after 11/11/11, crackdowns happened on Occupy Movement camps across the country. Oakland, Portland, and Denver grabbed the mainstream media headlines while other cities from Chapel Hill to Seattle raided camps, made arrests, and tore down tents.
A couple days later, New York’s Mayor Bloomberg ordered NYPD to close down the Occupy Movement camp in his city. This resulted in a couple of trips to the courthouse and clarification on how the protesters could use the park.
The mayors of these cities seem to have forgotten history’s lesson that protest moves forward when it encounters opposition. Keith Olbermann explains it in this eight minute video.
As Olbermann points out, George Wallace learned this as governor of Alabama in the 1960s. Wallace used his inaugural address to promise segregation would continue forever. His speech made Alabama the national target for the desegregation movement. Within a few short years, segregation was illegal thanks in large part to the victories won by the civil rights movement in his state.
The stands being made against the Occupy Movement today give it a similar energy, especially when there appears to be a coordinated effort across the country to squash the protesters’ camps.
I say coordinated because the mayors have met via conference calls to discuss the most effective tactics. I say coordinated because the early morning raids of the encampments follow a similar script. The police gather after midnight and begin their invasion around 1:30 AM. This is happening in city after city after city.
The local authorities use local ordinances dealing with safety and trespassing as their legal argument for the raids. Sometimes the judges agree with these arguments, sometimes they don’t. However, in all cases, the camps have already been raided.
As I said in previous articles, this is war, fought with new tactics.
Why the sudden increase in activity?
As I said in the beginning of this article, I believe the energy shift on 11/11/11 is creating resistance that will increase the voice of the movement.
There is a tactical reason too. The Occupy Movement plans to close Wall Street today, November 17. New York City believes they must disrupt the operational base to disrupt the protests. Obviously, other cities believe the same thing.
They don’t realize that the resistance will make the movement stronger.
Watch today and see what happens.
If the Occupy Movement closes Wall Street by using the same techniques they used to close the port of Oakland, there will be tens of thousands and possibly hundreds of thousands of people there.
Will today be the turning point of the Occupy Movement?
If history is any indication, it will be.