why i support #occupy[__________]

George Washington clip art

George Washington ~ one of the original #OccupyAmerica folks to get the English out ;-) {Image via Wikipedia}

WATCH This Powerful Clip ~ Exactly Why I/WE Support #OccupyWallStreet #OccupyLosAngeles #OccupyVenice http://bit.ly/soeiro via @moveon {very well presented, with a sound, strong message~sb}

One response to “why i support #occupy[__________]

  1. i received an antagonistic and vexing response to this video. someone wrote to me:
    “This is interesting but Occupy Wall Street is way too liberal for me. I think a lot of people camping out on Wall Street should spend more time getting jobs. LOL!”
    Altho, this feedback may have been in jest, i thought either they didn’t watch the video or perhaps didn’t understand the message of the video.

    these (#OWS) aren’t people who don’t have jobs or can’t find jobs,
    it’s so much more and beyond that and the distortion of the movement seems to be the psycho-schlerosis rhetoric of a generation of middle aged thinking folks who thought the civi rights movement was lead by a bunch of hippies or communists or jobless or feckless generation. yes, we (you, me, somene else) are entitled to our opinions and when someone send me interesting points of view, i read them, i ponder them, then i consider them or move on from them. i don’t close my heart or mind, or judge them or pummel them verbally for their differing opinions.

    when i send my opinions, or considerations queries, i merely ask people to please open their ears and their heart a bit more to some of my political and societal messages, too, without the falling-on-deaf-ears verbal barrage so we can’t actually engage in a healthy conversation. otherwise, perhaps neither of us should share our societal & political opinions & messages with each other. ~ sb

    PS: an astute and insightful comment from my mother on this video: «This makes so much more sense than the other side. There’s some drek in the news about how the Occupy protesters are “schooled” to protest in the most unsavory ways… reminds me of the civil rights protests of the 50s-60s that were allegedly led by imported “communists,” according to those who were against equality that threatened their perceived superiority and “way of life.”»

    When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.~Wayne Dyer
    We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It’s one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it’s another to think that yours is the only path.~Paul Coelho

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