Sunday, October 9, 2011
Occupy Wall Street Part 1
Got my first cold of the school year, always happens around this time, so not feeling that great. Nevertheless, I wanted to get downtown to the demonstration, mainly as a show of support, but while I was there I might as well document some of the action.
It was lively but peaceful, a ragtag bunch of people from various walks of life, but of course it's the hard-core that the media will focus on, the colorful characters, the dirty hippies, the anarchists. Never mind why NOW is the time they are rallying and sustaining a prolonged action that is growing and spreading, and now is the time middle class, middle-aged, bland, vanilla guys like me want to be involved. The rich have too much power and they're just getting more and more with no brakes in sight.