I vaguely organized my pile of stuff yesterday – yay! Of course, it doesn’t help that this is a living, breathing movement and there’s new stuff to add all the time, such as the address to send cards to Scott Olsen. We’ve got one in the mail stack, and even though it’s likely to be one amongst thousands, I encourage all to say thank you for his continued dedication to his nation. I might not be on the streets myself, but that’s definitely a big part of why I’m blogging so heavily about this movement – I might live abroad now, but I still passionately care about America and her continued betterment.
Now, I still have a backlog of who/what/how/when/why, and I considered ditching it. After all, everyone knows what’s going on now, right? And then I talked to my mother-in-law and realized no, they don’t. She had heard many things about the protests that are being heavily reported that are inaccurate, and I cheerfully explained the best version of the truth I could cobble together from reading a myriad of sources. She’s not a stupid person by any stretch of the imagination, but she is doing what everyone does – making judgments based on the information before them. And even if you search and cross-reference and do it all ‘right’, you can still get it wrong; this is why I try to provide more sources of information and opinions. I’m presuming that you’ve got your own stash of information, and that what I’m posting is just a nice sharing-is-caring job. I’m not finding them all on my on by any stretch; friends like the lovely Polly Chrome provide some of the best bits. So with that in mind, here’s a nice selection to gnaw on for today:
A Voice From the 1%
This piece can only be called fantastic. And so that’s all I’ll specifically say!
Wall Street Isn’t Winning – It’s Cheating
A bit, ‘Well, DUH!’ for some, and probably a bit of a shock to others.
The 99 Percent Are Winning
I wouldn’t say we’re winning quite yet, but that some folks are running scared is indicative of the impact the movement is making.
Occupy Wall Street: No Demand is Big Enough
To quote – “”Practical” is not an option. We must seek the extraordinary.” I just really like this piece and consider it a wonderful mix of idealistic and pragmatic.
And finally, from yesterday:
Occupy Wall Street Isn’t Anti-Corporation, It’s Anti-Corporate Crime
Remember what I said at the start about news sources and the formation of opinion? Good – this ties in to that, and how people use spin to push agendas that are against the good of mankind. That’s why it’s good to read and listen from many sources, even ones you don’t like – ’cause it’s the best way to cut through spin and maybe find a nugget of truth. Information is power, my friends – arm yourselves well.
Oh, and have a good weekend too. 😉