Now that we've reached that anniversary, you'll have been seeing items on how the Occupy movement has
changed the world... ummm, shifted the terms of debate. My contribution to marking this falls into the 'what he said and how it looks now' category. This was Simon Critchley's thinking back in March:
Where to occupy next? It is not for old men like me to offer advice, but a massive occupation of Olympic sites in London in order to stop the dreadful, sad jingoism of the whole tiresome spectacle would be nice.
What a flang-dangeroo-dungaree screaming hoot. He only wanted to stop what turned out to be a massive popular festival of international sport, a fortnight of public enjoyment in which so many of the people of this country took pride in its achievement and the achievements of the competitors before them, British and other, and during which they displayed a generosity of spirit always lamented by a sector of critical 'intellectual' opinion as being absent, because (don't you know?) it's all capitalism and commerce. Well, it isn't all, and that's a very old lesson. But mainly it's one hell of a good laugh.