If the movement co-opts itself. If its GA’s and working group meetings stray further indoors, to hotel lobbies, food courts, office buildings, first in the name of comfort and convenience, how long before expense account lunches and deceit; closing the door on complete transparency, no matter how it is looked at, unless these meetings begin to record themselves, to use the technology, resources, and funds available to stream, or put up for review online all proceedings; I fear, it will be in the back room talks and deals that this new concept of society will strike the contract, perhaps even with the best of intentions at the time, which could instead however be only willing its own life away.
The camp may fail if the grounds on which the protesting bodies find their rest each night are left to the idle, discard, decay, refuse, spit and rubbish, lack of oversight or respect for decency, cleanliness, or dignity, which would be required to court the best and brightest amongst society to the cause,… if the lack of sunlight, the closely arranged personal living quarters are allowed to hang, to remain and to further degenerate,… to not be replaced with winterized; communized arrangements,.. finding in close quarters the heat necessary for it’s purpose; if further disregard for sound reason, or, if repeated advice on proper drainage and run off of individualized structures is ignored, in some cases arousing hostility when individuals are exposed to an education of techniques to achieve these draining and ground rejuvenation procedures is to continually be met with hostility,…. if everyone can not be taxed with cleaning up after themselves, and further, their fellow occupier, even if the causal observer can not be coached into leaving the area better than they had discovered it, perhaps handed a trash-bag upon entering the camp will fail for sanitation reasons.
If the protesting bodies can not, or will not consent to a course of action to prevent onsite alcohol and drug abuse, verbal harassment, sexual harassment, as well as violence prevention; along with it’s over crowding issues; if women do not feel safe; if the most empathetic and capable continue to socialize with one and other to the deterioration and detriment of the herd, without coming out with firm process and handle on the current situation, if the sacrifice of self necessary to steer the wagon from the quagmire can not be mustered the safety of the camp will be further jeopardized and its own longevity threatened.
If the tents and insulating materials, purposed and in some cases purchased, do not arrive on site, soon, the camp will fail for logistical reasons. More, if the funds can not be made available within a reasonable time frame, with attention to the fact the an occupy timeline should move much faster than one of standard business, the camp could fail for financial expediency and oversight issues.
If the camp chooses to go the route of litigation, asserting to claim its innate right to the space, without consideration of all of its uses of said space; IE, if its most capable continue to let themselves be bogged down with bureaucracy, designated specialized tasks, and sociability; while effectively ignoring the core issues which would require public health, sanitation, crime and social workers to force their own involvement, the camp will fail for bureaucratic reasons.
If the camp relies on individuals, or small groups, to solve its major/minor problems, while maintaining a leaderless platform to the public, the camp will fail/be co-opted for legitimacy reasons.
I believe with all of myself in the right to protest peacefully; however, I question the peace which allows its neighbor to act out violently, if even to themselves.