Oliver Barker-Vormawor, an activist and propagandist for the #FixTheCountry and #OccupyJulorbiHouse campaigns, has said that, after giving these movements three years of his life, he is stepping down from the frontline.
Barker-Vormawor discussed the difficulties along with the private compromises he made while supporting the movements in a tweet that was sighted by 1Family Radio.
“For the past three years, I have given so much of my life and time to mobilize and support the efforts of FixTheCountry and now #OccupyJulorbiHouse movements,’’ he wrote.
The activist outlined the struggles he went through while involved, which included having his passport confiscated, being placed on a travel ban, being charged with treason, being arrested five times, and going to jail three times.
He also discussed how it affected his academic goals, postponing his PhD program at Cambridge and eliminating his opportunity to teach adjunct courses.
Additionally, Barker-Vormavor discussed the personal toll it took on him, bringing up incidents of cyberbullying, having his house and communication gadgets surveilled, and being cut off from his family.
“I have been separated from family; I spent my life savings to support the movement financially and logistically. I believe that I have served my country all too well,’’ Barker indicated
Barker-Vormawor indicated that FixTheCountry needed a change and demanded that new faces, personalities, and enthusiasm take over.
“Now I think it is time for others to step onto the plate and carry the people’s movement forward. FixTheCountry needs new faces, new people, and new energy. This is the time we usher in a proper transition for the movement to renew itself.’’
“The dream is for new politics. Where empathy leads and social justice is routine and must endure,’’ Barker-Vormawor added.