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I’ve been following the stories about the “Occupy Wallstreet” movement, and it has gotten me to think.  I remember back to the year 2000 right before the election.  I was not sure who I would vote for, but I was considering all the candidates (including George W Bush).

I thought each of the three candidates had a valid platform, and I was weighing what was really important.  Suddenly, two weeks before the election I made a realization.  It was a shocking feeling of impending doom.  It was about one of the candidates (Bush).

I realized that he was a “sheep in wolf’s clothing”, and the outcome was not going to be good.  I made my decision to vote for Al Gore over the Green party, because I thought he had a chance of winning the election. . .

Today, I am following the “Occupy Wallstreet” movement, and contributing in ways I am able to support the people (including myself) that need to have our voices heard.  To me, this movement represents a time for change in how we view our lives and the world around us.

Our country is filled with great abundance.  In fact, there is more than enough for all the people to prosper, and live well.  Yet, 98% of the wealth is held by 1% of the people.  That leaves the rest of us struggling to pay the bills, feed ourselves and families, and provide a good life for our children.

How do we provide health care for our families, when all the affordable avenues are being shut down?  How do we put food on the table to eat, when there is a limited amount of income we can earn (and it seems to get smaller every year)?  How do we voice our opinions, when the government is not willing to listen?  When police beat, mace and arrest peaceful protesters?  When our freedoms are gone, what do we have left?

The change comes from individuals.  Then, it gathers into like-minded people speaking as a group, and sometimes moves into a movement of protests.  If people think that “Occupy Wallstreet” is just going to go away, they are not seeing the real state of our country today.  When people are loosing everything they hold dear, there is nothing left for them to lose. . .

This is our time.  This is our lives held in the balance.  I, for one, do not want corporations telling me how I need to live my life or what foods I should eat.  I believe that we all have a choice in these things.  We need to make that choice now. . .

What’s your choice?

Love & Light to All. . .Karen

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