This was originally a status update on Facebook, reproduced here for those who can’t access it. My stand, for the record.
To those who say that Occupy protests are wrongheaded & that we should instead put our energy into electing politicians we believe in, I say this:
My elected officials have FAILED ME. They have failed me to the point that I no longer believe that anyone can get elected to high office in this country without selling him/herself out to corporations and banks. I no longer believe in the effectiveness of our political process. The ballot box is no longer useful as a tool for change. [Read more…]