From the beginning of the occupation, I have listened to people's different economic theories. I have discussed the issues of capitalism, socialism and communism too many times to count, and while I have learned some valuable lessons, I still feel there are points that are overlooked far too often.
Many people did not want to see the Occupation of L.A. come to an end. It is was the last big city occupation still intact. I believe some people are afraid the movement will end, as the occupations were the symbols of our collective anger and distress. This direction of thinking leads to a defeatist attitude. I think Occupy has already accomplished much: I feel it has given a message to the American people, and indeed to Humans in every nation across the planet.