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A Brief Message on the #OWS Second Anniversary. #S17

Two years ago today, thousands of people pissed off at unpunished banksters, unchecked war profiteers, racism, and so much more, met in Lower Manhattan to launch a peaceful revolution. It changed not only this country’s conversation, but the lives of many involved - forever. Many of us learned what so many others in this country - and the world - have known and felt for far too long: there are two sets of rules, one for the elite (and those that protect them) and one for the rest of us. 

I’m forever grateful for the change it made in me, and I’m so very thankful for the amazing people I never thought I’d meet along the way. You know who you are.

While so many have been illegally kicked out of their homes, the disparity between the poor and wealthy continues to widen, police visit their terrorism on the voiceless and the dissidents, the state continues its widening and unaccountable surveillance net on all of us, and high crimes continue largely unpunished, I believe we won’t give up the fight. Find your passion. Find your niche. Do what you do best to make a meaningful change in this world. Keep your nose to the grindstone. There’s so much work left to be done. 

This revolution is by no means over.

Much love to all.