Greetings to all from Klamath River Country!
2012 is almost here and this is a time where we traditionally take stock of what happened in the preceding year.
With that in mind……
What have the 99% Occupy protests accomplished so far?
We have shown the world what happens in the United States if “We the People” step out of line.
We have shown the world that the 1% will move a small army into our towns/cities and evict a peaceful protest by force.
We have shown the world that our elected “representatives” will harass what they term to be “undesirables” and not care one whit about decency.
We have shown the world that our government is there to make us afraid. And they are very effective at it, aren’t they?
We have exposed the lie that our Constitution guarantees the freedoms of all citizens in the United States.
We have shown that there are two sets of rules here. One set for the rich, and one set for the poor.
And in the middle of these two sets of rules is an ever shrinking class of people that will keep their noses to the grindstone and be silent, while their freedoms are being taken away.
We have awakened the 1% and their wholly owned subsidiary to the fact that we’re sick and tired of being used as milk cows while they rack up ever increasing profits.
We have exposed our society to be the Orwellian nightmare that George Orwell predicted when he wrote his book “1984.”
We have gotten our message across that we want an end to corruption and money in politics, and we are continuing to spread that message.
So….What has all this “showing” and “awakening” accomplished other than showing the rest of the world that we’re not all greedy assholes in this country?
NOT A HECK OF A LOT…YET.
But we can’t give up. Even when we’re name-called and lied about by the corporate media and shills in the press for the 1%.
Even though the 1% doesn’t care how loud we yell.
We can’t give up for the sake of ourselves and the future of our children. We, the AWAKE people have got to keep fighting to keep Wall Street from making an Orwellian future a certain reality.
Throw off the chains!
Ask yourselves: In addition to protesting, voting and boycotting, what else can I do?
BE THE CHANGE.
Change will not be accomplished solely via voting, but through changes to how we live and interact with the system.
Every step towards independence from corporations (usually via localization) is a good step.
Coal corporations can argue against solar technology all they want, but if everyone quit waiting for the tech to “get better” and just put up some solar panels (with all the loans and tax breaks, they pay for themselves in about 4 years) we’d drive those greedy, polluting bastards back into their proper place in the matter of a decade.
A lot of things could be accomplished via these simple steps, but we choose not to.
We CHOOSE to give over our independence for convenience.
We would rather be less free and more comfortable, even if that means that our comfort could be ripped away at a moments notice, and we couldn’t do a damn thing about it…. that’s not a good place to be, nationally.
link to building solar panels is here: http://gogreenreviews.net/blog/
So, you see….We’ve all got to walk the walk too if we want to begin to see real hope and change.
That’s crap too.
We forced the media machine to stop blathering 24/7 about lowering the deficit, and take a look at what’s really wrong in this country. (OK, maybe more a sidelong glance, but that’s still impressive.)
They don’t even expect the storm that we have planned for the 1% and DC in 2012. Let the games begin.
Don’t forget about Officer Pike of the UC Davis PD. Let’s all keep him in our thoughts for 2012.
United, we win!
WE ARE THE 99% AND WILL NOT BE SILENT