A Win for the Occupation

Posted: October 26, 2011 in Uncategorized
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At last nights City Council meeting the Occupy group won a major battle when they won the waiving of the camping ordinances in the city and were given the go ahead to occupy Alton Baker park until the 15th of December. This is a lift on the camping ordinance for this location and only until the given date. However, should the city manager see a threat to safety or health he may, at any time, revoke this special situation. No other rules or laws have been waived for this “event”. Which means that the public use of drugs, the threatening of passers by or general disrespect of them can still bring consequences. Our behavior, our actions will decide a lot for the movement and cooperation we get from the city of Eugene.Weather or not we get to keep the waiver in place, whether or not we get an extension if one is needed and how the world looks at us will all be based on the message we send to them. Our behavior, our attitudes, our level of accountability all play into how far we will be able to take this. we can either come together as a single effort or we can continue to bicker ans fight among ourselves and show the city manager, police chief and the world at large how truly uninterested we are in affecting change. the current situation is an unsustainable chaotic mess and needs to be rectified. Think people, we have the opportunity to become a significant part of history, part of a new epoch. we have the chance to write history into something to be proud of here. We, We, We ,WE!!! Not I, or you or this group or that group or whatever other isolationist label you wish to apply. WE!! but I am sad, why, because i see this chance slipping through our fingers into a quagmire of chaos and anarchy. this breaks my heart people. something so significant and we let it go by the wayside in preference of petty arguments, our addiction, and our ego’s. we sacrifice history for minor disagreements and trivial conflicts, we sacrifice our futures and that of our children and their children and theirs after them for many generations to come over things that mean nothing in the greater scheme of things. we are human, we all have our problems and our issues, trust me, i know this better than many, but it is time to set aside all of the insignificant drivel for what actually matters, and that is Occupy! That is freedom from corporate slavery and corruption, freedom from politicians who are bought and paid for before they ever see the oval office, freedom from injustice at the hands of our politicians and their corporate controllers. freedom to live our lives and build something in them that is worth having and knowing we will be secure in our futures and our personal existence. your personal ego and dislikes and biases simply do not measure up to this. Man people, for all of those who are with us and sincere about their efforts, i love and respect every one of you, even those i have yet to meet. Foe those who are not interested in participating or in building a cooperative community here, please, have the respect to step out, to show respect for your fellow man by either getting on board or leaving. we would love you to be here in unity with us, but we prefer not to be splintered by the behaviors of a small fraction of those here. lets take a page from the chorus of Eminems (like him or not) “not Afraid”

 

I’m not afraid (I’m not afraid)
To take a stand (to take a stand)
Everybody (everybody)
Come take my hand (come take my hand)
We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just lettin you know that, you’re not alone
 Holla if you feel like you’ve been down the same road (same road) 

 

this is the only way this is going to work folks. we must stand together, or we will fade from memory and fall into obsolescence. none of us want that. Think about it please and do what is needed to make this work.

 

 

Respectfully,

 

EW 

 

 

 

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