Is that why Occupy lost momentum?

This morning, on the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, there were a number of news stories wondering why the movement lost popularity and support. Why, why, why did people stop protesting in the streets? Maybe this article from the Associated Press is a good example of the tone of coverage this morning. Occupy fizzled, it says, because of in-fighting, too many different goals, and  too much bureaucracy. Yup. I agree. Those are problems. But I’d like to point out some other problems that have been surprisingly omitted.

Other obstacles that might have hindered Occupy’s effectiveness:

So, yeah — suppression through the government’s overwhelming physical force. I think that was another major obstacle for Occupy.