I am not an activist. I am not a protestor. I am an occupier.
I am an occupier of Lexington, of Kentucky, and of the United States of America.
I aim to ignite a conversation. Since September 17, 2011, individuals across the nation have joined together across the nation and globe to rise against the blatant injustices perpetuated by the elites; this has emerged into the Occupy movement
Oc-cu-py: 1. To take or hold possession or control of; 2. To engage the energies or attentions of; 3. To reside in as owner or tenant.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the term “occupy” has several similar yet distinct meanings. Over the last few months, the term “occupy” has come to stand for a movement that has become an international wildfire. Individuals have gathered across the nation and the world to take back control of their government and public space. Based on the Principles of Solidarity, people are no longer staying silent, but creating a movement that seeks change through voice and action. In a way, the Occupy Wall Street movement encompasses the definitions set forth by the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Those involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement are working to take control of the future and to make it a better place for generations to come; the occupiers are engaging the attentions of both the media and political worlds; those able are taking back public space and calling it “home” through the movement, but also it seems almost metaphoric in that the Occupy Wall Street movement is working to reside in as owner of the democratic government, and get the notions of democracy back into our political system.
Although many of the Occupy Wall Street camps have been disbarred by local law enforcement, the movement continues through the use of social media and a will to change the future through action. Check out the links below to learn more about the Occupy Wall Street movement and how you can become a part of the solidarity.
CNN editorial discussing Occupy Wall Street
Become part of the movement
The following video is an example of how even the Senate understands that the Occupy movement has some valid points:
It has become an international movement:
I am not an activist. I am not a protestor. I am an occupier. This blog will exhibit how anyone can make a difference and be heard. The perspective brought forth through this blog is not from an avid activist or protestor, but I am simply an individual who believes in treating others how I would prefer to be treated. It is about educating people about Occupy and also about the state of our nation and the world; once the education begins individuals can examine their lives and see how applicable the aims of Occupy are for them. This is an exploration of sorts to examine the status quo and the better available options.
Please continue to check back and see where the exploration leads or comment on your own experiences with the Occupy movement. Whether you are pro-Occupy or anti-Occupy, all comments are welcome, as this blog entry is all about voice and creating a space for dialogue to find common ground and create action.