Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 18, 2012, 8:36 p.m. EST by Odin
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I know that Bruce Springsteen is just a rock and roll star, but having grown up on the Jersey Shore and having seen him sing and play his guitar for over forty years, his strong support for the OWS movement meant a lot to me.
Springsteen said, "Previous to Occupy Wall Street, there was no push-back at all saying this was outrageous--a basic theft that struck at the heart of what America was about, a complete disregard for the American sense of history and community." He went on to say, "I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream....What was done to our country was wrong and unpatriotic and un-American and nobody has been held to account."
Springsteen didn't say anything we all didn't already know, and as far as celebrities go, his endorsement of OWS does not mean near as much to me as Joan Baez's support...as she is one sweet, very courageous lady. Nevertheless, it was good to get his support.