I am sure you all have at least heard of Occupy Wall Street. When I first saw their announcement in August, it felt like a joke, and until Sep 17, most media outlets played it as a joke. When the momentum started gathering, it was called a get together of some lazy lunatics and got only abysmal coverage. However, today of course, it has become a centerpiece in the media, not in a positive way, but still, it has grown to a point that mainstream media cannot ignore.
The main question most of us have is what is the purpose? If you listened to news, you probably know that the Occupy movement does not have one specific demand, and you cannot find one coherent voice within the movement as to what their demand is. But is it really needed? Are demands what determine a revolutionary movement? Is it having a solution?
I think NO, it is the acknowledgement that we have a problem that is needed. And most importantly, it is the realization that us, the 99% who feel the negative effects of that problem, have both the ability and the responsibility to take charge into changing things for the better.
Is it worth my time? Would this achieve anything? The fact is my time in occupy movement will be worth only if you show up too. And your time will be worth only if your friends and family supports it too.
Thousands of protesters AROUND THE WORLD have faith in you and me. So spread the word, let’s go and show our support.
A good article on what Occupy movement is : http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/30-3
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