Hopefully I'm preaching to the choir at this point, but for those of you who still may be holding out hope that this movement goes anywhere, you need only consider what they are asking for to see how completely hopeless a cause it is.Read it at Reviving Economics
May Day May Day, our Movement is Dying
by Garth Brazelton
When Mario Savio and the Free Speech movement were raging at Berkeley, I was thinking, why are these weirdos ruining a great university. I was at officer in the US Naval Reserve at the time and pretty gung ho about "America." I came from a Republican family in a Republican dominated state.
After I saw what was really going down in Vietnam, I became radicalized and joined the anti-war movement after I completed my three year tour of active duty. In 1967, things had come a long way since Berkeley 1964, but the movement was still a blip on the screen. In the early Seventies, I was marching on the Capitol Mall in Wahington, DC, with hundreds of thousands of other protesters.
Don't write off Occupy just yet. Big changes don't come overnight.
We are still very much at the beginning stages of this, and it actually started a lot bigger than the Berkeley uprising in 1964. A lot of those lessons were learned and now the Internet has made instant communication possible globally.
Solidarity is on the rise, and many young people have are sending a message they aren't going to roll over. Who was it that said, "You have nothing to lose but your chains"?