Friday, October 07, 2011

This Is Our Country; We Will Occupy It If We Want to...

(Today) marks the 21st day of Occupy Wall Street protests, a series of grassroots demonstrations against income inequality, corporate greed and a list of other often loosely defined social ills.
The movement started in New York and some of the protests there have been marred by scuffles with police.
New York authorities set up at least one vehicle checkpoint as police appeared in larger numbers throughout the financial district Thursday and established a perimeter around Zuccotti Park, which is considered a rallying point for the largely leaderless movement in that city.
 "We hope that our message continues to resonate with everyone who has felt disenfranchised by the current state of our country," said Tyler Combelic, a spokesman for the Occupy Wall Street group.
He said they plan to "continue the protest until the message reaches every house in the United States."
from, 'Occupy Wall Street' protests spread as Obama weighs in

I find it strange that "We, the People" are finding our voices (even in silent protest) as the People in Islamic states found are finding their voice. The Bush administration spoke of taking democracy to the Middle East; it seems that the Middle East is leading the way for folks in Russia and the United States to retrieve our democracy! ~ Sometimes Saintly Nick

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~~ Aesop

I still have HOPE for us: Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. ~ Garrison Keillor

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