Revolutions are happening all over the world. The Occupy London for one is on a highly-charged revolution. I went to investigate if it was still happening and if not-why?
The occupy London movement got sympathy but their sympathizers offer no solution. A liberal democrat spokesperson is quoted in the Hackney Citizen.
In a democracy, we fully support the right to protest and we have a lot of sympathy with the concerns for the Occupy movement. They express among other things, a non-specific but widespread about the present monetary system and the widening inequality in our society, “liberal democrat spokesperson said.
I spoke to Ron, a homeless man who joined the movement for shelter.
“We’ve all got our political opinions here. I just think to myself ‘everybody is here (in the world) just to survive.
You can see, occupy (the camp) is losing track. You just need to go to Saint Paul’s so that you can see the reality.
The occupation of the vacant building owned by the Swiss bank UBS commenced on the 18th of November. A month when on when Julian Assange was nowhere to found. I went to see if moods were still the same. Rachel, the lady I spoke to proved that.
“I’ve been here since November, so about a month now. Things are just getting worse and worse. The gap between rich and poor is getting wider. They’re getting really rich and we’re getting really poor. The aim is to close the gap, just make things better. Just change. Now I’m standing up to say no. Worse and worse cuts while bankers and CE0’s are getting more money. We know that this isn’t the right way. It’s really wrong. I think it (the aim) is to show that we’re not just gonna lay down and take it,”
Rachel point out to me that the building surrounding us are mainly bank owned. Three-fourths of them are so empty. They’ve had to keep the lights on to hoodwink the campers. It hasn’t worked. She tells me more about the dynamic of protesting.
“I mean the thing is about a 24 hour protest. Afterwards, you go home. Good, yeah. We can carry on,’ Well, yeah, we’re not going home now, what you gonna do now?”
Jack Holburn is quoted by the Hackney Citizen as saying “whilst over 9,000 families were kicked out of their homes in the last three months for failing to keep up mortgage payments, mostly due to the recession caused by the banks-UBS and other financial giants who are sitting on massive abandoned properties.”
Speaking to another camper, I did get the sense that there was simply not enough ground and the masses where simply not focused enough to achieve a fully effective change. And as Christmas season draws near, many would have put aside the worries of occupy London to worry about Christmas dinners and annoying family members. The masses are simply ‘too busy’ for a revolution. Then again there is always a possibility of a spring of discontent, just look at the Arab spring.