I visited Occupy Stockton’s camp near City Hall in August. The “Occupiers,” mostly homeless people too messed up to take free food and shelter, were completely unimpressive.
Now, it’s Occupy Wall Street’s one-year-anniversary. Here’s a quote from an L.A. Times story.
“After the media effects wore off, a lot of politicians just figured out that these people weren’t going to matter,” said Theda Skocpol, a professor of government and sociology at Harvard who co-wrote a book about the Tea Party.
“Politicians pay attention to people who vote or who organize and spend money in elections,” Skocpol said. “That’s what Tea Party did and does, and that’s what Occupy doesn’t do. I don’t think it matters very much anymore.”
Exactly. Politicians don’t give a darn whether you draw with chalk outside City Hall. It’s one year on and Occupy Stockton hasn’t figured that out.