I’ve been supportive, I’ve dropped off food and tarps, I’ve attended some rallies, but my enthusiasm is waning and public support for Occupy Vancouver is fading.
Last night #occupy protestors interrupted a debate on homelessness and made asses of themselves. This is not what democracy looks like. Screaming over other people so they can’t talk is what a dictatorship looks like.
The people attending the homelessness debate were likely sympathetic to the #occupy movement. Well, not anymore. Over the next few days, #occupy will be evicted from the steps of the art gallery, but don’t expect the masses to rally to their cause. They’ve managed to alienate most of their sympathizers.
I still agree with many of the sentiments expressed by the #occupy protestors, I just think the movement (at least here in Vancouver) has jumped the shark. It’s too bad, it had lots of promise.