October 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
To those who are against or skeptical of the Occupy Wall Street movement: I think this excerpt will change your mind and help you understand what the fight is for. So much is broken. Let’s fix it before it gets even worse.
“…These are the goals the power elite cannot comprehend. They cannot envision a day when they will not be in charge of our lives. The elites believe, and seek to make us believe, that globalization and unfettered capitalism are natural law, some kind of permanent and eternal dynamic that can never be altered. What the elites fail to realize is that rebellion will not stop until the corporate state is extinguished. It will not stop until the corporate abuse of the poor, the working class, the elderly, the sick, children, those being slaughtered in our imperial wars and tortured in our black sites, stops. It will not stop until foreclosures and bank repossessions stop. It will not stop until students no longer have to go into massive debt to be educated, and families no longer have to plunge into bankruptcy to pay medical bills. It will not stop until the corporate destruction of the ecosystem stops, and our relations with each other and the planet are radically reconfigured.
And that is why the elites, and the rotted and degenerate system of corporate power they sustain, are in serious trouble. That is why they keep asking what the demands are. They don’t know what is happening. They are deaf, dumb, and blind.”
Read the rest of “This Rebellion will not Stop” by Chris Hedges in the Occupied Wall Street Journal.
[Photo: Occupy Wall Street on Facebook]