Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.
why we're on wall street. why we're occupying. why this is an important movement.
angi dill:ok sarah so i have been following this too but i still do not see what we are rallying for? any ideas?
me:hey there! it's a giant, and very intimidating goal underneath it all: to end to corruption of the top 1% and manipulation in our tax and banking system, where the country as a whole is losing billions of dollars because the wealthiest are paying less taxes than we are, and many corporations aren't paying any at all. because of that, we, the 99% suffer from the budget cuts and job losses. the main goal over all right now though is to get the attention from the country. make sure we all know. it's been happening since we can remember, but no one does anything about it because honestly, it sounds like a hopeless cause. but that doesn't mean we can keep sitting by and letting it happen. another issue, that i find interesting, is about all of the giant corporate bailouts, where they are given so much money, and yet any of us who are in debt won't see a penny of it. and with them not paying taxes, it doesn't trickle down to help us all as a whole, it's staying up there with them. AND it's all technically legal. everything they do is legal. which has to do with people in the government looking out for each other and their own agendas. so laws are being passed and bought, and the games are played, and things that will help us aren't passed because people won't pass something that makes them give away their money, which i will agree, let them have a chunk of it, most of it, but they still need to participate in taxes just like the rest of us. they're putting us into a corner and making us run out of options.
I work on Wall Street but I am sympathetic to the cause of Occupy Wall Street. I enjoy seeing these protesters on the streets. I am pleased that Occupy Wall Street is picking up steam (albeit slowly) but I am really afraid that the movement will be hijacked (see: Tea Party) or warped beyond recognition as it gains momentum. I suppose only time will tell.
To the protesters: You have allies within the system. Don’t stop fighting.
M. and I stopped by the Occupy Wall Street encampment last night around midnight. There were several hundred people camped out there, in a light rain, wearing ponchos to protect themselves from the weather, and encasing their sleeping bags with tarps. The mood was upbeat.
The social movement we’ve been waiting for is happening right in our backyard. Not only in Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, but right here, right now, and it cannot be stopped. In a matter of days since the September 17th beginning of Occupy Wall Street, 52 other cities are occupied or organizing. In a…
sarah:keith you want to be right so badly you're creating a wife for gordy just so you can kill her..
gordy:you know what! you're gonna be sad when she dies! because she's going to come in and be like, "keith, will you watch history channel with me because gordy doesn't want to?" and you're gonna be like, "this girl is awesome!" and she's going to die while you're watching it. cause i'm gonna shoot her!
I’ve been diagnosed with “severe suicidal depression” in my past. I have had TERRIBLE social anxiety for years. I’m awkward, and I’m a wreck. But I finally feel like I’m getting better. I can go out with friends more. I can actually talk on the phone without having a panic attack. I can dress how I want. Am I just getting old?
i feel this so hard.
a majority of my high school years, i lied to people who asked me to hang out, saying i was grounded so i could avoid hanging out. i freaked out over any incoming phone call, no matter who from.
i still have pretty regular panic attacks but it’s better.
<3 glad you’re the same way, makes me feel way less weird.
keith:on a side note, come home because i can't fall asleep without you.
me:two hours babe. well two and a half. but still.
keith:but i want it now
keith:and possibly forever
me:hahah writing it down.
keith:im just going to lay here and smoke myself into a coma. hope you like having a boyfriend in a coma because you were selfish and didn't want to come home. its already started and im feeling it now. goodbye world. my girlfriend didnt love me enough to keep me with you.
“We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.””—Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” 1963 (via thinksquad)
You guys are amazing. As Keith has been witnessing, I’ve been working and researching during the majority of my waking hours. With only sleeping about five hours a night, it’s a lot of time. I’m glad he’s supporting me in all of this. And I’m so glad you guys are so wonderful in getting this out there and supporting it as well.
A decent amount of people have been on my blog lately, reading and reblogging things. I can’t thank you enough.
As a reminder, the livestream of occupy wall street is still going, and you can watch the conversations, interviews, and protests. Occupytogether.org is growing, and you can find cities near by participating. Occupywallstreet.org is still giving daily updates.
I started occupycincinnati.tumblr.com today and am running it with a girl I talked to on occupy cincinnati. Not much there yet, it will mainly be used for pictures and video and information regarding the occupation once it begins.
I’m absolutely buzzing, and I’m so jazzed to be involved in this and so thrilled you guys are too.
This is bigger than ourselves, this is you, this is all of us, this is the 99%!