Undoubtedly we’ve all been paying close attention to the Occupy Wall Street movement as it sweeps across the nation with people demanding change and being heard.
Yesterday, Occupy Wall Street came to my hometown in San Diego, California. The local San Diego news stations showed protesters picketing at the Civic Center and some of them have set up tents, refusing to leave until something is done about the current financial situation.
“We will be occupying the San Diego Civic Center indefinitely until the our demands are met. It is time to put aside our differences!” was the quote displayed on their local website.
As I watched the television screen and looked over the Occupy San Diego website, two words came to mind: Unity and Strength. One protesters picket sign read, “We are the 99% and we are one!” It reminds me of how in times of dire need, people come together and are united in spirit and as brothers and sisters who are all working towards the same goal. We are all one and we all want a better life for our families and a brighter future for our children. We want change.
Below is a video called “The Voices of Occupy San Diego” where different people express their thoughts on what is happening within their country and why they joined the movement.
One man said he was so busy trying to survive that it never occurred to him that he could actually DO something to promote the very changes he has been looking for or that his input really mattered.
Here in San Diego the wave has hit and the people are taking action. It’s truly inspiring to see people waking up and realizing that each one of us can make a difference. Whether it’s on an individual level or by coming together in groups the people need to do something if they want change to occur. There’s really no other way with the majority of the population (99%) slowly being driven into poverty while the rich (that 1%) keep getting richer. Now’s the time to act!
There’s a great deal of positive energy in San Diego and everywhere for that matter. It’s an energy that speaks of change and commitment to a better future!