Friday, October 7, 2011

And this is just the beginning...

Fall is arriving gradually, almost painfully emerging from the torpor of this past summer.  The trees have seemed bowed, awaiting the long winter's nap, and a good rest.  After this past week of exciting developments across the entire world, begun by #OccupyWallStreet, I feel a bit like resting, too.  But we need to push on...

Here's a saying I found this morning in a stack of index cards--(in my own handwriting, but haven't the foggiest recollection of where or when I wrote it) as I was neatening the supplies closet:

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

And there are plenty of vultures waiting to "co-opt" and then consume this burgeoning OCCUPATION.  We must stand strong, united, and peaceful.  Characterizing the 99% as a "dangerous mob" -- Ann Coulter and Eric Cantor--shows you where the 1% is coming from.  I was appalled to see one of the photographs yesterday that showed a third story series of windows, to which the "occupiers inside" had cleverly penned, "We ARE the 1%"

Yes, this Americn Autumn is only the beginning...we have a long way to go.  "And miles to go before I sleep..."

Have a good weekend, dear readers. I hope I have helped elucidate the issues and the struggles and made you a bit more comfortable with the ideas espoused, and a bit less comfortable with personal inaction.  Join us.  We (and you) are the 99%.
See you Monday!

1 comment:

  1. A fascinating series of posts, Elora! I particularly like the Declaration of Independence ring of the statement the occupiers issued.