Saturday, October 15, 2011
[I belatedly discovered that most of this post somehow disappeared upon posting. Will try to remember what I said:)]
Whoa! I haven't had the tv on for some time, as have been so busy between my elderly clients and the little folks I look after, not to mention all the livestock on the home front. Blues Clues has been on my tv screen and the news has been on the back burner - I figure bad news can always wait another day or two.
So it is only today that I am belatedly becoming aware of the grassroots protests occurring world-wide, in solidarity with the month-long Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.
In a rather terrifying youtube video here,
police in riot gear club protesting citizens, likely acting out of fear, or Orders From Above.
One man in the video passionately proclaims "I Will Not Be Moved."
This movement has begun to grow and has spread across major cities in North America, as well as other countries around the world.
People are tired of corporate greed and the effect of this greed on us and our planet.
My son attended the demonstration in Vancouver. There, the police were respectful. My son told me one policeman said he thought the movement was great. My son assured every policeman he saw that the crowd was not against them. He said one of the policemen had tears in his eyes and told Jeff he loved him.
Quite different from the video above.
It's like the sign says. The 99% are getting tired of struggling while the 1% get tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts and tax exemptions.
Maybe this is the transformation of consciousness taking place right now. Wow.