The MEDIA would like you to believe that the nation-wide occupation movement is nothing more than lazy hippies trying to complain. I’d prefer to tell you the TRUTH. I have spent the last four days at Occupy Philadelphia and I have never had such a brilliant experience. I’ve encountered things that have opened my eyes wider than ever. I’ve met people with whom I connect on levels never imagined. I stood in solidarity with complete strangers, who felt like flesh and blood brothers and sisters, for a common good - for our dream of a better tomorrow; a better America. Our movement (Occupy Philadelphia) is endorsed by the Philadelphia Police Chief and Mayor Michael Nutter. We have the legal support of the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Lawyers Guild. We have random supporters who drive to our occupation site and drop off supplies which they purchased with their own hard-earned dollars. There are all sorts of people, from all walks of life, involved in this movement - Blacks. Whites. Asians. Straights. Gays. Transgenders. Veterans. Anti-War People. Lawyers. Medical Students. Highly educated individuals. People who are still in high school. Parents. Teachers. Police Officers. Secretaries. The Homeless. Christians. Atheists. The list goes on… I met a woman who has terminal cancer, with only two weeks to live, who is spending her final days at the occupation because she believes it holds that much value. I met a man on the street who thought the occupation was based on laziness and a lack of willingness to work. After he took a few minutes to talk and understand he ended up walking with us as a supporter. DON’T let the media corrupt the story. Be careful, because if you follow only the words of the media, you’ll love the oppressor and hate the oppressed.
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