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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Occupy your heart

There's a lot of discussion and public venting of opinions on the Occupy movement. The gist is usually that protestors may have some legitimate gripes, but they are unfocused at best, and rather annoying and should go home. Here's a link to a US Senator who takes that critique and turns it on its head.





I think there are a few other things happening too:

- Discovering that there a movement can arise that doesn't really care if the mainstream media or politicians get them...that predictable outcomes are something those in power should be afraid of (or pay attention to).

- Being rich ain't what it used to be ... at least the uber-rich might consider not flaunting it in a world that is beginning to see them as, ignorant and wasteful.

- Moving to conversation before taking positions or demands is a good thing...this one leading to conversation about equity and what kind of society we want to live in.

I'm an optimist by nature, and I don't need to see results or clear plans to know when an idea is gaining some ground. Or as one demonstration sign hopefully says, "THE BEGINNING IS NIGH!"

Comments:
I like his point of view. I’m tired of hearing people simply criticize the movement. Sure, it has its flaws but so did those of the 60’s.
They care and they are being listened to. That counts, big-time...
 
I agree with Beth. I am grateful that people still have passion in their hearts and are doing what they can to sustain the movement.
 
P.S. I am at http://lecafedujour.blogspot.com
 
They don't like it when the soylent green ingredients talk back, do they?
 
Thanks you guys and nice to see your names here!
 
THE BEGINNING IS NIGH!

amen, brother... I've heard similar things from others. This is not just a bunch of whiners trying to get attention - it's a beginning - possibly of something very exciting.
 
Happy New Year, Gary and thanks for the very nice card. I send hopes you're all well and the promise of a proper update soon.
 

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