Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Occupy The World


X. Dell said...

I've been following this series of posts, so please don't take my lack of comment as an indication of indifference. Still, I am still trying to get a feel for the current activism, the sentiment behind which I support emotionally, philosophically, intellectually, morally, and practically.

An earlier commenter connected George Soros' contributions both to the WSM but also to Nazi persecution of Jews (at age 14). I would see this as a false connection. If he donates money to a group of activists might reflect some political sympathy with their cause, but it doesn't mean that he can control those activities (especially now in this amorphous, cellular stage). I don't know what his intentions are, but it really has no bearing on what's going on here--at least yet.

I would caution, however, that I have seen (and participated in) activism like this all my life. During that time, I've seen us led down the garden path (fortunately very few of us followed), infiltrated and divided within, or sent on snipe hunts.

I don't know where this is going, and cannot make any judgments at this time. However, I am so very grateful to you and people like you who can still support a cause like this without reservation. Ultimately, I do believe (not know, believe) some good will come of this.

Candy Minx said...

Oh X Dell, here we are miles apart yet I realy find myself looking forward to hearing what you (and others) think about the events in the world.

Listen, I was very interested to see Soros mentioned. I think following who might support various causes is inportant. As important to various causes. I believe from what very little I know about Soros that he has given a large amount of money to some human rights issues and to people who are downtrodden. Do I know all about him, or his motives? No. But from what little I can understand I think you have encapsulized the complexity of his involvement. I do not believe he is mastering the activism. I believe he is making peace with his own karma. I do not hold his situation that his parents put him in as a child against him. I think it's complex. He gave money to schools in South Africa for people subjected to Apartheid. Thats counts for something.

The activism going on right on various campuses, and urban centers is something new. I believe it is way deeper and bigger than any of us are even beginning to grasp. I even might go on a limb and say that it is the new civil rights movement of this century.

I don't where it is going either...and thats exactly why it strikes me as so very very real and important. This is a spiritual and non-specific limited human action. It's long overdue. I recognize my peeps out there...and they can use some support. This has the possibility of being beautiful and huge.

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