I love the occupy movement, I think it’s a beautiful thing to see all that energy and all that love that’s out there and all those people making a commitment. I’m hoping that some of that energy can go towards occupying places where we can actually stop the 1%. Right? Because we don’t want to just tell the 1%, “you’re horrible and this is wrong”, we want to actually stop them and the way to stop them is to occupy the places where they make their money.
I’ve heard a lot of talk about this distinction between occupy going after Wall Street and the financial sector versus focusing on the environment. To me, it’s a false distinction because I know that the people who run the world and are living off of all of us make their money by exploiting the environment and by taking away land from indigenous peoples. These are not separate issues at all - they are all one issue.
If we want to stop the 1%, we have to go to their factories, we have to go to the pipelines, we have to go to the ports where trade happens, we have to go to the stock exchanges inside… and all those things have to be occupied.
Hopefully, we can begin a conversation about switching to more direct targets for occupying. We’re calling it “Occupy the Machine”.” —
Premadasi Amada, Deep Green Resistance organizer
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- still selfish enough to hate my mother the most
My hair has been matted in places for the last few days and today I had to make the important decision of how to respond to this fact.
I decided to unmat it by any means necessary short of actually cutting it. So, I lost a fair amount of hair today and suffered a decent amount of hair-pulling pain, but managed to successfully untangle everything and keep my hair looking pretty normal (as in, no different to how my hair looks on any other day), which is a relief, I suppose.
The exciting life of me.
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i can’t wait for 2012 because then we all die
a noble sentiment.