Occupy Wall Street Day Two
A few facts I would like to put out into the world about the Occupy Wall Street NYC
-It is organized, calm, and SAFE
-There are MANY families proudly coming out to represent, but there needs to be more
-It is GROWING each and every single day, it’s getting stronger and bigger, soon even you guys who pop up on here to read about it but refuse to support the movement won’t be able to avoid it
-The protesters are not crazy wild hippies or all college students. There are people from ALL ages, races, and walks of lives. Protesting respectfully. There are people (not city workers but protesters) walking around with brooms and dust pans cleaning the litter, there’s signs on the flower beds as to stop people from trampling the plants. Over all the energy is kindness between everyone.
-Again I want to stress the SAFETY of the event, the first day I was on the front line protesting medical staff would check in periodically to see if everyone is OK, seeing if the baby needed a snack, TAKING CARE OF EACH OTHER.
Over all I have to say the most shocking thing of being involved in this so far is the lack of REAL press coverage on the event. Bloomberg is twisting around the images of this rally going out into the world, his words are nothing but false.
I’ve never been a highly political person, I’m not a radical hippy either. I’ve always had my opinions which have graced this blog time to time about the cops in NYC or the injustice of our current health care system but I’ve never fought for change because I didn’t feel my voice was loud enough.
Now, we all have a voice, the opportunity to have a voice. The jobless, the middle class working man without fair wage, the teachers, the uninsured, the students in debt without a hope of a job, the EVERYDAY PERSON living without your basic needs being met. We have a voice and it shocks me not to see every single mommy and daddy blogger joining in and singing along. I don’t understand it honestly, we’re our children’s futures and with this we’ve been given the opportunity to FIGHT for our children, have our words be heard make positive change. An opportunity to STOP complaining or living without hope and SPEAK up. Why are you guys not doing this?
Everyone always blogs so passionately about how much they love their kids, how much “they are their entire lives” and “would do anything for them” well if that’s the case why are you not fighting for them? All of you.
You can call me a radical, you can call me a hippy, you can call me nuts. But, every night that I have spoken out, I have represented my middle class, MY FAMILY. Every night that I have put my head down on my pillow I’m just consumed with what can I do tomorrow to help more. Every single night, I know, I have fought for my child, I have fought for her future, I have stepped up stopped complaining and took action. And I know at the end of these days that I did everything I possibly could do for the one I love the most.
I’m being brave and so can you.
I want to leave you with a quote, while I’m not religious I think this really shines a bit of what I’m trying to say:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”