When I first heard about Occupy Wall Street, I hemmed and hawed for days about whether I should get involved. While I might seem like a bleeding-heart lefty crazy to some people, I’m mostly pretty moderate. Liberal, for sure (very liberal, depending on the issue), but I generally don’t give opinions on any issue based on one platform or another. Whenever I’ve seen globalization protests before, I was always all “Great. Everything is wrong. What’s this going to do about it?”
A lot of you haven’t even heard about Occupy Wall Street. I was surprised to find out today that a friend didn’t really know about what OWS or Occupy L.A. was save for my posts on Facebook. Mainstream media is doing a great job of either not giving the occupation attention at all, or making it look like it’s just a fringe thing run by dirty hippies. The truth is, it’s not a fringe movement. As you can see over at Occupy Together, it’s everywhere, and people from all walks of life, in all sorts of financial circumstances all over the world are involved. You may have heard about the revolutions in Tunisia, in Egypt, the protests in the UK…this is a natural progression and extension of those things. Average, normal, hard-working people the world over are pissed. And for the first time in a long time, they’re voicing that anger en masse.
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