Bill Maher hits the nail on the head again. He mercilessly and constructively criticizes the Occupy Movement for not getting more involved in electoral politics.
“Instead of organizing interstate hootenannies, maybe it’s time for Occupy Wall Street to actually participate in the American political process. That means, boring stuff like canvassing neighborhoods, raising money, running candidates for office, manning phone banks and making a baby with John Edwards. …
Three years ago the Tea Party was just a few hundred retired diabetics angry at blacks and gays for making them feel old, but now they have 62 seats in Congress.”
But Occupiers spend time singing and holding touchy feely meetings.
If the US were on the verge of a revolution or a constitutional convention then, yes, the Occupy Movement could be beneficial. But things would have to get a lot worse for those options to be a possibility. Things may get worse fast.
Now, maybe the role of the Occupiers is to raise consciousness. They did succeed at that.