1st: My condolences
2nd: I don't believe in guilt, manipulation, but ONCE IN A WHILE ONE HAS TO READ.
True story, you could verify this by asking most likely anyone who lived in San Francisco at the time...
In 1983 I lived in San Francisco. There was this crazy guy, about 40, who would walk between the lines of cars on Market Street, depending on the flow, would stand in front of a car and shout "Only I am God, no one else can be God because only I am God!" The scenes he caused... In my mind, from a bus seat, I can still see that vision, as I'm sure anyone who lived in San Francisco at the time...
I was only involved with OLA from Nov. & OWS eviction to a month or so after OLA's eviction.
I had and still have hope, but...
I haven't been to a GA in a while, the construct of having Juan and the we are the 50% and we are going to ram it down your throat because we are worse because we know better than what we are trying to change, to someone who doesn't give a fuck, because it's the quality of ones mind that is reality, makes me want to puke AND doesn't bring about change because WHY BOTHER?
Why OLA is not making & selling "We are the 99% OLA t-shirts"?
Instead of walking down the street & seeing someone with a cool t-shirt & saying Hi!, we have our OLA leadership = "Only I am God, no one else can be God because only I am God!" and only I can spread the message. Yes, we will remember your asses!
Yes, this is depressing, but from a gay person who in the 90s, every week lost a liberal friend, you pick yourself up, move forward. You learn that surviving is the key. Outliving the enemy is the key. I know I'll someday go to an uninterrupted, smooth GA & buy a t-shirt for a friend.
LOVE & PEACE, Dear Sweet Alex