The Occupation is organized, funded, supported, and in charge
of its destiny and our own. Democracy at its best. Get used to it.
The Occupation is endorsed by The Portland Alliance, KBOO,
Jobs with Justice, and every peace, justice, & freedom organization
on the planet. Unions stand in solidarity. Public employees are
on board. Most police and fire departments are in sympathy.
Teachers, universities, and schools are stepping up in support.
Mayors, governors, and national leaders have been tolerant
or supportive of this grassroots uprising.
Our military personnel are tired, bruised, and must no longer be
misused and abused in corporate ambitions abroad when we have
chaos, foreclosure, job losses, homelessness, failing schools, and
skyrocketing health care costs at home. Our military services
stand in fidelity with the people.
Most everybody (99%) stands with Occupy Wall Street, Portland,
and the globe. The 1% are going to have to face facts.
This does not stop or begin with America. This started in Spain,
spread to greater Europe and has crossed every continental divide.
Corporate transnationals who sold out this nation and bought our
government have had their bought-and-paid-for legislators and
leaders give them "bail-out" corporate welfare. This allowed them
to export American jobs while stealing our homes and retirement
funds. Endless corporate welfare for insurance cartels, munitions
firms, body bags, blood, and bombs is no longer an option.
Everyday people decided to rebuild this nation from the ground up.
Cities and communities of people have spoken.
Profiteers, thieves, and con-men will have to reinvest, regroup, and
reform, pay reparations, or go to jail. This populist occupation
movement is peaceful, orderly, and determined. As Eisenhower
(a warrior-peacemaker who warned us about the military industrial
complex) reminded us:
"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."