January 5th, 2012

KK with Kanji

Writer's Block: Occupied

Have you participated in Occupy Wall Street? Why or why not?
Yes, I have participated...more online than in person, but I am constantly there, getting the word out and doing what I can.

Why? because the system in America is reaching the tipping point between the small number of haves verses the growing number of havenots.  Because half of the people in America now fall into the low income range, according to the US Census Bureau.  Because I want my grandson to have a chance at life, and even my kids.  Because I believe in all the American good myths, like liberty and justice for all, even though I know the history of this country has been a constant struggle for it...and now we live in a land where it's easy to see that something's really wrong with how that's playing out.  Because I resent rule by a plutocracy.  Because my family has given blood in every war in this country since the American Revolution, and this is not what they bled for.

Because it's right.

But I don't drown my LJ with it.  This is my quiet place away from the politics.