Forum Post: The truth about the 99%, the 1% and the 100%: If you're an OCCUPY WALL STREET SUPPORTER, you'll want to READ THIS
Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 27, 2012, 1 a.m. EST by therising
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It's easy to vilify members of the 1%. One could make a case that the worst of them are dispicable characters who think only of their own interests and exploit the weak carelessly.
The truth is, though, that the 1% are just as much victims of corporatism and materialism as we, the 99%, are. Corporatism and materialism have hijacked our imagination during the day and our dreams at night. All 100% of us. The only difference between us and the 1% is they think they're winning and they have fancier toys. In a way, we the 99% are luckier because we have no illusions that this system is benefitting us.
So the next time you encounter a particularly dispicable member of the 1%, have compassion for him or her. Despite this person's snazzy outfit and slick ride, they're a mortal being just like yourself and they're far more lost in life, much further away from the truth. Help them. For once they stop suffering under the delusion of materialism, their clumsy Ugg booted foot will be slowly removed from our collective neck.
It's happening. The sun is rising on America. People of all walks of life, all ages, all backgrounds, all races, all income levels are rising up above the lie of corporatism and materialism.
To paraphrase James Baldwin, these freshly awakened beings are seeing the light in the eyes of others, the only light there is in this world. It is always there, waiting to be found.