October 06, 2011
Occupy San Diego
I'm tired of the blabbering. The pedantic rants about what is wrong with America. If you are reading this it's likely you've seen one or more angrily political post about what's wrong. And it's time I did something. I'm participating in the Occupy San Diego protest tomorrow. Not because I think it is necessarily the smart thing to do, or whether or not I think it is realistic that a bunch of nonviolent protesters with signs can change an entire corrupt system. I'm doing it because it's the right thing to do. I'm tired of politicians who feel like they can do whatever they please without any sort of response other than an angrier rabble rabble. Things are getting worse, anyone with eyes can see that. The people pulling the strings, the bank owners, the lobby leaders, the forces unseen with the money behind the curtains are the ones who truly don't care if we poison our Earth. They truly don't care if innocent lives are wasted needlessly in foreign wars. If more people can't pay their rent and are thrown out onto the streets how does that affect their stock figures? The reason that Occupy Wall Street movement has no concise message is because there are simply too many things to name. There has to be a radical change to the way things are run in our government. We simply can't afford to have puppets for politicians any longer, we the people, for the people. And it's high time that those responsible are held accountable.
What do I really have to be upset about? You're right. I come from a comfortable life, my parents are middle class, I was raised in suburbia but I'm not blind. I'm old enough to see these travesties of elections are merely rat races, sporting events for people who don't realize how much they are truly losing by picking the wrong sides, or by even acknowledging sides in the first place. Read a damn history book, since currency has been around it's the haves versus the have nots. Rich get richer, poor get poorer, this shouldn't be anything new to anyone. During the times of the Industrial Revolution it was at least easier to see those responsible and those suffering. These days people just don't know. Education is so expensive because our system needs the misinformed to grind. It needs blood to grease the cogs, it needs the everyman with a 9-5 who comes home every night to drink away his existence to watch TV designed to keep him locked in, to keep him buying things he doesn't need, to keep him preoccupied with trivialities until the time comes for him to die in the streets because a for profit healthcare system didn't see the benefit in keeping another person alive.
Truthfully I can't see all this being changed by a protest. I'm sorry but the presidential election will continue to be a sham. Media will focus all their attention on lame duck presidents, whether Obama or Romney comes out on top the next election nothing will change. There needs to be a revolution. Not necessarily a violent one and not necessarily a physical one either. There are certain things that if humanity is looking to be around long term, that need to change. Reckless consumption, insane amounts of waste, everything being designed just to squeeze another dime out of the system when truthfully what do you really need? Food in your stomach, a roof over your head, clean water, and friends and family. The economy has been tanking because people have started realizing that maybe they can't afford the suburban, maybe they don't need the 72 inch. Production needs to come back to America but it needs to come back as quality over quantity, parts that can be replaced, appliances that can be upgraded and fixed instead of thrown away. It all needs to be changed so that we can have a bright future, or even a future. That's why I will be there tomorrow. I am fighting for tomorrow, I am fighting for change, this is only the beginning, but it's what needs to happen.
Maybe I will see you there.