Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We are the 99%

So Julz met me at work, we went shopping at Macy*s and then I left to check out what was happening at Occupy Wall St. The plan was go to Wall St., take some pictures, give some support and head to church, simple 20 minute feat.

I stayed for two hours! It was unusual seeing people so unified, dedicated and committed. Almost reminds me of the blackout a few years ago. I've honestly only sensed that sense of unity during traumatic periods so it was quite refreshing to see so many people join hands and hearts towards a common goal. Everyone there was so positive with the four stages of victory in the back of their minds. First they ignore you, then there is ridicule, later comes the fight but if you fight the fight,victory is inevitable. So optimism flooded the park....and then there was Henry.

Henry is a Georgian politician who has resided in New York for the last six years. He is the biggest cyncic, skeptic and pessimist. With Henry comes reason, logic, humor but most importantly experience. He has witnessed, organized and participated in many a protests so it makes you wonder, is he a pessimist or a realist?

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