Occupy Wall Street, shades of the sixties
Occupy Wall Street reminds me of the youth unrest in America in the mid 1960s through the ’70s. except that then (like it was here), the youth were not as focused, i guess because of the drugs, the sex, and the rock’n'roll alongside the make-love-not-(vietnam)war and the civil rights movements.
this time, 40-something years later, the crowds on wall street and elsewhere in america and the world, may not be clear exactly how to achieve the change they want, but they sure are clear what they have had enough of, and the awesome meeting of minds and bodies is simply unprecedented and proving quite contagious.
check out these links i’ve posted on my facebook wall, tracking the movement, and the thinking that’s transpiring, evolving… i hope the prez and his peeps are paying attention too.
All power to occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street Rages On Around The World
This Time, It Really Is Different
Zizek at Wall Street: “don’t fall in love with yourself”
There’s something happening here
My Advice to the Occupy Wall Street Protesters
What Will Become of Occupy Wall Street: A Protest Historian’s Guide