finally, someone explaining #occupy in a way that makes sense to me
this is best & most on-point video about #occupy i’ve seen.
after trying to put it into words for mexican journalists all day, it’s an especially welcome video to see…
this is what occupy means to me:
– “anything that people can articulate can only be articulated within the language of the current political discourse…
making explicit demands reduces the movement and takes the heart out of it.“
– ”the system isn’t working for the 1% either…life is pretty bleak at the top, too.“
– ”everybody wants to live a life of meaning.“
– ”we buy everything.“
– ”it’s really hard to create community if the underlying knowledge is: ‘we don’t need each other.’“
– ”joint consumption doesn’t create intimacy. only joint creativity and gifts create intimacy and connection.”
and the end sums it up perfectly……….
“an economist says that ‘more for you is less for me.’
but the lover knows that more for you is more for me, too.
if you love somebody, their happiness if your happiness.
their pain is your pain. your sense of self expands to include other beings.
love is the expansion of the self to include the other.
and that’s a different kind of revolution.
there’s no one to fight.
there’s no evil to fight.
there’s no ‘other’ in this revolution.
everybody has a unique calling, and it’s really time to listen to that.
that’s what the future is going to be.
it’s time to get ready for it…
and to contribute to it, and help MAKE IT HAPPEN.”
can i get a fucking A-MEN????
the next time someone asks me what #occupy is about, i’m sending them this link.
and to make it easy to remember it, here: http://bit.ly/AboutOccupy
if your family/friends ask about #occupy tomorrow over thanksgiving dinner, whip this out and make them watch it while you go pee and grab another egg nog.
then watch this clip of a guy quitting his SHIT job at a hotel, and bringing his marching band friends with him….
to get everybody back in the party mood.
i love you all so much, i’m thankful for every breath of existence on this fragile planet.