A few weeks ago I decided to cover the Occupy movement here in Brisbane. I wanted to do it because they got a lot of harsh critique online, something I had verify the validity of.
At first the critique they had received seemed a bit over-the-top. Basically, people were pissed off because these guys actually had the balls to go out and protest in the streets. Something that is very rare here in Queensland. If you are unhappy with something here, keep it to yourself, have a spoon of cement which you wash down with XXXX beer and harden the fuck up!
When they were told to move-on it seemed like he whole movement, in Brisbane, collapsed on itself. A lot of in-fighting. They try to convince people they have no leader, but there are a certain few who seem to be more than willing to take leadership of certain topics.
I’ve studied history and I’ve been part of a few protests myself. And from what I know and experienced myself, Occupy Brisbane will not last for long, nor will it have any positive impact on society, or any impact at all.
Here are the three articles I’ve written so far: