“They tell you we are dreamers. The true dreamers are those who think things can go on indefinitely the way they are. We are not dreamers. We are awakening from a dream which is turning into a nightmare. We are not destroying anything. We are only witnessing how the system is destroying itself.” – Slavoj Žižek
The Occupy Movement is a grassroots, people-powered, democratic awakening born out of the collapse of the global economy leading to the single greatest recession since the Great Depression. The Movement stands in solidarity with the world’s 99% who has decided to rise up against corporate greed and corruption; against political bodies who put their own desires and the desires of corporations above the needs of their people; against a corrupt, unjust system responsible for untold amounts of suffering and social atrocities!
Occupy Wilmington NC remains in awe of this grand, social force, and humbled by their steadfast commitment to making the world a better place not only for us now, but for all future generations. We commend them for their decision to assert their fundamental right to freedom of expression by daring to confront the status quo and exclaim, “There is a better way!” We support their decision to protest in a peaceful, intelligent, and inspiring way! And we encourage them to continue in the struggle for equality and to never give up on their vision for a better world!
Because of this, we have proudly joined the Movement to stand in solidarity with all people from every Nation who have shown such immense bravery, compassion, strength, and understanding by participating in the greatest social movement of our time! We attempt to show how the world can change for the better by exemplifying that change through our words, through our actions, and through our ideals.
Hundreds of individuals from Wilmington and surrounding areas have demonstrated their support and even more continue to! We have organized ourselves on a consensus building process based on the conviction that every voice matters and that every person has a fundamental right to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
We do not stand with any one Nation, political group, creed, or any other organization. We stand by Love. We stand by Compassion. We stand by Understanding. We stand by Truth.