You’ve all heard me (and others) go on and on about being positive in the face of adversity, but its normal to feel frustrated, scared, and just plain tired. We are slowly gaining ground, though. It’s hard sometimes, but no matter what happens we are in this until we see change.
I adapted this graphic…. I think it says it well. We work in solidarity with each other and other Occupy groups. Stay strong. We are the 99%, after all.
We can be removed from city hall, kicked off of public property in violation of our constitutional right to assemble, and even removed from the streets in spite of city issued permits– but we can not be silenced. The powers that be fear us, but remember what I told you about negative comments on the website? For each negative comment, the search engines throw us a hundred new viewers. Every act of opposition only strengthens us, and brings out more supporters irate over the ongoing violation of our rights as American citizens.
We have publicly taken action to improve the community, and publicly announced our intentions to cooperate with local government and police. We have worked with local business and nonprofits, and continue to expand our outreach programs and community actions. We will keep doing what we are doing, and what is right– the voice of the people– will inevitably prevail.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Mahatma Gandhi
You may be scared, by those that seek to control and exploit the people are more much more scared than we are. SOLIDARITY!
–Standing with you all,
P.S. I’ll be at the University Forum tonight speaking– keep me posted on what’s going on at the encampment