2011-11-15

It's Over

Too many links out there to supply any one in particular, but it appears that most of the major cities across North America have de-occupied the Occupy mobs.

As I pointed out earlier, these kinds of tactics were wholly unnecessary. There was no need to forcibly oust what was destined to implode in the first place. A far better approach would have been to give the mob just enough rope to hang itself, thereby claiming a philosophical victory.

Then again, I guess there aren't too many people out there who care about philosophical victories anymore. Viewing the comments on CBC's news webpages this morning anecdotally confirms this. That's problematic, though, because ousting the mob gives the mob a philosophical victory, which is pretty much the last thing anyone wants at this point.

At least I can take solace in the fact that within a couple of days, no one will really remember any of this.