Occupy Oakland - series 1

 

 

A couple of pieces that were going to go in the return envelope to those who like to solicit a lifetime of debt to working class folks. i looked at these and thought they looked better on the wall for a sec, than in the mail slot of usps. I love my city. I love how there's a pulse in this place that is awakening and saying enough is enough. People often say "what does occupying a public space do to change things?" (which I feel is a valid question) but I feel like "what does sitting at home complaining do to change things?" Of course this assumes that one wants change in the first place, but the point being (organically speaking) social movements need not be perfect, but in their imperfection is something greater - people affirming their humanity in having a voice, in not taking the status quo as the defacto "reality" that must grind our will down to bare bone from being over or under-worked, drowning in debt, capitalism at the expense of the planet, animals (yes you humans are one of many animal species) wars that have no spiritual or moral high ground and a future that isn't our own vision. These are things that can no longer go on with the silence of the many who carry it's burden, if we are to say we truly live in a democratic society that is. I'm just sayin...