Lynzie: 29; Olympia, WA, USA; cis woman; white; asexual and panromantic; extremely liberal; feminist.
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I’m seeing a ton of posts against Occupy Wall Street that all pretty much say the same thing:
“I worked a ridiculous amount of hours, sacrificed time, sleep, and sanity, forced myself to keep going even when I was sick, for x amount of time in order to get where I am now.”
You say you’re not part of the 99%, but really, you are. You’re just letting them blind you into thinking it’s okay that you have to do that in order to get by while they and their children can sit on easy street without any worries.
I don’t know about you, but as for myself, if all I had to do was work part time to support myself while going to school, that would be amazing. My grades would always be up high, but more than that, I could retain the information easier without the stress of needing to find time to sleep.
Plus, for every wonderman who can do the 70 hour work week and still put themselves through school, there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of people who just don’t have that kind of energy. Or maybe they don’t have that kind of an option. There are thousands of ‘maybes’ that I could come up with to follow that.
Do not let conservative media trick you into thinking that this is just some lazy kid’s way out of working. It wouldn’t still be going on if that was the case and it wouldn’t have garnered enough media attention. Don’t let them make you think that this has anything to do with political parties. It doesn’t.
It has to do with the fact that we are severely unbalanced as a country. Our values are being dictated by some of the most greedy men in the country, men who don’t know what a negative consequence is because their company is ‘too big to fail.’
Occupy Wall Street is about taking this country back. It’s about making life easier for 99% of the population. It’s about changing the standard for which most Americans have to follow to achieve their dreams. It’s about making dreams possible. It’s about not being consistently disrespected and disregarded by the people running this country who’s list of important things has money at the top and general wellbeing missing completely.
Don’t let yourself be blinded. Don’t let them try to tell you that this is stupid or a waste of time. Don’t let them tell you that you can’t make changes to the country you live in. Don’t let them tell you that this is fair.
If you still don’t think that this is the right thing to do, fine. It’s okay. Because we’re not going to stop until we get some change and we still think that you deserve better, we all deserve better, and we’re not going to stop until that happens.
We all deserve better.