This thought has popped in my head recently whenever I land on a Reddit post where they’re being snippy about their politics or whatever. Anyone who was around 2011-12 knows exactly what I’m talking about. OWS was supposed to change the world and Reddit was a big driver.
Then, as it declined inevitably from lack of vision and preparation for suppression when it became too unwieldy for the System to control, they said they would form unions and do General Strikes and vote Bernie and steal pens from work and that would be the new OWS.
A decade later, they’re frozen in time at this stage. It shows up a lot on /r/antiwork, which also had a spurt of real world activity (driven largely by populism/outside trends and not the lala world leftism the core wants to believe in) - but is now effectively dead. “Ahhh, you could still form a Union. Yeah! And we didn’t manage to create a General Strike last month but we will this month!”