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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:29 PM
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47. Well, now,
you've voiced a position that I've shared for a long time. I knew the economic train wreck occurred during St. Ronnie's reign of terror. For most of my life, I've watched the wrecked engine of our economy screeching toward its inevitable end. And, I've dreamed of witnessing our essential revolution for decades now.

I have to confess that I was teetering on the edge of bitter misanthropy these last five years--angrily and impotently watching a democratic administration continue the hedonistic obeisance to the vile Corporate Megalomaniacs who've usurped our media, our politics and our global economy.

I confess that I almost made the same mistake these vile Corporate Megalomaniacs have made: I had concluded that the last sixty years of co-opted public education had strangled our citizens' critical thinking skills beyond redemption. I thought that the vast majority of us had become complacent little automatons, completely devoted to wanton consumerism.

I am so very thankful that I was wrong.

#Occupy is the brave first step on our species' journey to recovery. I hope that those of us who cannot be there (poor health, no money, no transportation) will pick up the gauntlet in whatever way we can. As an educator, I practice Satyagraha at every opportunity, and my students are hearing about #Occupy, about radical income inequity, about Satyagraha, and about BEING the change we hope to see in this world.

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