Posted 7 years ago on Oct. 14, 2011, 6:51 p.m. EST by Patron32
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Right off the bat, let me thank every individual soul who reads what I have to say. Like the movement, I am very passionate. The reason I wrote this is because I have a desire to reach out to my fellow Americans.
My question is, do we really want a revolution?
Have you ever seen Mel Gibson's film, "The Patriot"? The most chilling part of the movie is when his character joins the newly formed American Congress as they were deciding whether or not to essentially declare war on the mighty British empire. How odd that now, the ancestors of, and the inheritors of our forefathers efforts are picking up the good fight against our own government, the mighty American Corporation.
He is one of the few voices, who are not loyal to England, who wants to avoid a revolution. Why? Because it will not be a war fought in some distant foreign land, but in our cities, our apartment complexes, our schools and colleges, and our front yards. Our children, my daughter who is only four, her generation will be raised amidst...what?
I will be honest. I am 32 years old. I was a late bloomer and graduated with my BA degree in June of 2007. After 911 my superficial, consumerist, and sheltered mind lashed out. Since then, especially in the last four years since my daughter was born, I have yearned for a revolution. Countless times I have gone off in coffee shops, my living room, behind my computer, at my job, outraged at what I am watching. I am one of the 99%. My family has been a part of the 99% going all the way back to the day that movie depicted...but
It was only days after OWS began, I think Oct 5th, a revolutionary new book came out called, "American Epitaph", written by a guy named Damien. It was that novel that changed my mind. After I set it down, I looked at my daughter in shock and began to wonder if there is another way. http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94223
Hundreds of cities and growing. Our movement is taking on a life of its own, feeding on the disillusionment, and discontent in our union.
The truth remains, the system is to broken to vote our way out of this mess. No amount of crafty signs are going to make a dent in their influence. Endless throngs of marching people will ultimately disturb nothing. Just the other day a massive arms fair happened in our country where the warmongers happily showed off and traded the new war machines and technologies. The war drums against Iran are beating again, just as the drums of the movement spread across the nation.
If we are really going to get what we are after it is going to take a revolution. A real one. The question remains, are we ready for that? Are our children? According to "American Epitaph", there is far more involved in all of this.
Thank you so much for everything you are doing. From my heart to yours, I support you. I fear for you, but I am inspired by you.