In mid July, the magazine Adbusters, which I have been reading on and off over the last 5 years, called for a time of action. They challenged readers, activists, designers, creators, and a new generation of people to come together and begin a revoolution. On Septemeber 17th, a couple doze or so people began occupying Wall Street at Zucotti Park near Wall Street. They began gathering under the banner of protesting against capitalistic greed that has been at the center of our recession, our loss of democracy, jobs being sent abroad, and the student loan debt that so many have been stuck with, while politicians are being bought out by bailed out banksters.
From the beginning, this movement has had the make-up of adbusters type thinking and thought at its center. The voice of the people is beginning to be heard, and the movement is on the brink of awakening the global consciousness that lies dormant in the heart of so many people. In the middle of a recession and economic downfall, so many young people are becoming disenchanted with the American Dream. People are beginning to recognize the farce that exists in the so-called rules of the game. It used to be that America represented the “Land of Opportunity” and the place where people can climb the ladder and find their dreams. Slowly, this dream has become a nightmare, as the last three decades represent a slow build of capitalistic corporations slowly building their empires, while most of the public is dazed into a zombie like trance purchasing all the goods they put out. This is no-longer acceptable to the general public and it looks like the #occupywallstreet movement, aided by the use of technology, social media such as twitter and facebook is beginning to spread the word across the nation, and quickly people are starting to pay attention. It seems like many other cities are already beginning to join the cause and stand in solidarity with OccupyWallStreet.
Pay attention in the coming weeks as this movement grows and begins to gain the attention of a national media and see how it begins to sweep up the masses. I have a feeling that this is going to be something big, something that we will be telling our grandkids about, the movement that shook up the whole world and brought about a new way of living. I can tell from the spirit of the people and the message that is rising that the power of the people is quickly beginning to be realized amongst us. Stay tuned, it is still early, but we are creating our own media, we are standing up for ourselves against the authorities, and we have reached a point where we have had enough. The stirrings of revolution are among us, listen carefully and you may be able to hear the call. Rise UP