Occupy!Submitted by Regnad Kcin on Tue, 09/27/2011 - 15:17
I suggest that we all pledge solidarity with those who are peacefully occupying in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco and other places around the world. These are our brothers and sisters.
The political process in the United States has been hijacked long ago by the same canker and corruption that the forefathers sought to rid us of. The one monster two party system is fundamentally rigged against the people.
Will your vote make much difference?
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it. The character of the voters is not staked. I cast my vote, perchance, as I think right; but I am not vitally concerned that right should prevail. I am willing to leave it to the majority.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
I am concerned that right prevail. I am not willing to leave it to the tyranny of a deluded and misinformed majority!
This is from the Occupy Wall St web site:
On the 17th of September, we want to see 20,000 people to flood into lower Manhattan, set up beds, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months.
Like our brothers and sisters in Egypt, Greece, Spain, and Iceland, we plan to use the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic of mass occupation to restore democracy in America. We also encourage the use of nonviolence to achieve our ends and maximize the safety of all participants.
Who is Occupy Wall Street?
Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.
The original call for this occupation was published by Adbusters in July; since then, many individuals across the country have stepped up to organize this event, such as the people of the NYC General Assembly and US Day of Rage. There'll also be similar occupations in the near future such as October2011 in Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C.