Monday, October 10, 2011
OWS Part 2
Yes, there are a lot of "kids" in this occupation, many of them college students or of that age. They are often struggling to understand a world that simply doesn't function in accordance with anyone's idea of what is fair and just and equitable. And they are, thank god, still idealistic enough to ask why and to believe in something better and to strive for it. It's a development I see already in my upper level high school students. Is it naivete? Perhaps, but that's an essential ingredient - without some degree of naive belief that change is possible, there would be no progress...
*Although there were a few incidents earlier involving some bad cops doing stupid things (like pepper-spraying peaceful demonstrators who happened to also be women), there were several signs among the protesters voicing support for them and their rights and trying to get the message across that this new economic world order is no friend of cops either...more on that tomorrow.