Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Why Occupy Exists - A Must Read

There is wisdom and cautions in this article.

The Big Lie (excerpt)
Dec 26, 2011 12:00 AM EST
Wall Street has destroyed the wonder that was America. 

I have lived what now, at 75, is starting to feel like a long life. If anyone asks me what has been the great American story of my lifetime, I have a ready answer. It is the corruption, money-based, that has settled like some all-enveloping excremental mist on the landscape of our hopes, that has permeated every nook of any institution or being that has real influence on the way we live now. Sixty years ago, if you had asked me, on the basis of all that I had been taught, whether I thought this condition of general rot was possible in this country, I would have told you that you were nuts. And I would have been very wrong. What has happened in this country has made a lie of my boyhood.

There should be more to America, Gore Vidal has written, than who pays tax to whom. It has been in Wall Street’s interest to shrivel our sensibilities as a nation, to shove aside the verities of which General MacArthur spoke at West Point—duty, honor, country—in favor of grubby schemes and scams and “carried interest” calculations. Time, I think, to take the country back.
Read the whole thing >>>>HERE<<<<<
It is worth your time!

Have you thought about what you are prepared to do and say
- because the time of reckoning is coming.

Have you occupied anything - if no, it's time you did.

"These are the times for real choices and not false ones.
We are at the moment when our lives must be placed on the line
if our nation is to survive its own folly.
Every man of humane convictions must decide
on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest."
- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1968


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