Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Why Are You Inspired (or Not) by the Occupy Movement?
I want to be excited about this global movement, but I'm not. It just makes me sad, and a bit tired.
Many of the letters people have posted on We Are the 99 Percent break my heart, but they feel like letters into the void. Who will listen? Who will help them?
I wish that all of the creativity, organizing and innovation that has gone into gathering people, spreading the word, making signs, building tent villages, taking photos and videos, marching and protesting was going towards helping the people who wrote those letters.
The Occupy movement feels like the human race is screaming, "Help! Something is not right! Life is out of balance!" Thing is, there isn't anyone there to hear us, except us.
Only the 99% can help the 99%. Only we can help each other. How are we going to do it?
What am I missing? Why are you inspired (or not) by the Occupy movement?
Flickr photo credit: Occupy Protest tent 99 percent by Ano Lobb.