Much of Occupy Wall Street has been quiet lately. Even the National Gathering in Philadelphia on July 4th didn’t pull in the numbers they had expected or hoped for. What little focus Occupy had dissolved when the tents were torn down across the nation.
Occupy Boston certainly hasn’t been the exception, either. While they still may hold the occasional general assembly, they seem to be taking little direct action, if any. Most of their energy seems to be spent hosting a weekly Sunday afternoon whiffle ball game on Boston Common.
What outwardly seems a fun-loving group of individuals seems to be decaying from within. Members past and present are becoming more and more vocal about their dissatisfaction with the way the group is run, and the people that seem to be taking control.
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In this tweet, @sunflwer1975 is most likely talking about herself. The group that once vowed to help the homeless in Boston seems to be leaving a bad taste in their mouth. Maybe they took notice that @sunflwer1975 didn’t really need the help of OB, but should rather take steps to help herself. After all, she spends a lot of time tweeting from her Android phone begging for money. She mentions getting money from her uncle and using it to pay her wireless bill. One may argue that she needs that fancy smartphone to help herself get a job, but she doesn’t seem to have a lot of luck holding one down. That information can be seen on her blog, where she writes about her plights in being homeless. Looks like she even sprung the extra cash for a domain name. Whatever her actual financial situation may be, she doesn’t seem to care about Occupy Boston anymore.
Occupy Boston’s chronic sex offender problem doesn’t seem to be winning too many fans, either.
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The problems with sex offenders is ongoing, and has even drawn the attention of Twitchy.com.
Agree with her politics, or not, one really has to appreciate the candor of Robin Jacks, one of the first to step foot in Dewey Square at Occupy Boston’s beginning. An obvious Twitter addict, she has no problems talking about her issues with OB’s general assembly, or the rift caused by the disagreements over the sex offenders.
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Robin Jacks spends less time on Occupy Boston these days, and is more involved with exposing the offensive nature of the Boston Police union newsletter, the Pax Centurion. Ironic to be marching with unions one day and then exposing one’s racist rhetoric the next, but at least more focused than Occupy Boston.
Others have opined that OB’s issues stemmed from the fact that “anyone” is allowed to speak.
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Whatever the problem may be, it looks like Occupy Boston is slowly decaying. For those that wish to relive the glory days, there’s always the Sunday whiffle ball game. You just may want to think twice before bringing the kids.