See for everybody who goes ‘HURRR the occupy Wall Street protesters are dirty and smelly and they need to get job,’ there a few people who know protests willing to recognize the sincerity of the movement.
Peter Seeger is over 90 and an American musical legend, singing protest songs to your granddaddy and your granddaddy’s granddaddy. He probably started the dust bowl, but we have no way of knowing. He’s so on top of protesting, he protested your protest already….I’ll stop. Pete went today to lend a sign of his approval by coming down the occupy Wall Street movement after a performance at Symphony Space, accompanied by Woody Guthrie’s son Arlo, also a noted and established member of the original protest brigades and possible dustbowl refugee.
A lot of people don’t know how to feel about occupy Wall Street yet, some view the occupation of the parks in New York as an annoyance and something that should go away. Realistically the people should be there until our vastly disparate systems are accounted for, to make sure rich people are held accountable for helping this country get back to what it once was.
It must’ve been awesome to hear the stories of people who were there when change WAS affected by protests and the actions of people who cared. Keep riding it out, gents, you’re making the national conversation turn.