The past two weekends I have gone to the Occupy Wallstreet protests in downtown New York City (I’ve talked briefly about the history leading up to it previously). The experience has been absolutely phenomenal. I’ve met so many amazing people, from all walks of life, and witnessed the early days of what I believe will become a very important period for the country in which I live.
I have had some discussions / arguments with people on the internet (SIWOTI is a foul temptress), and while some of them are about the movement in general, many of them are a mischaracterization of the occupiers themselves. There are others that have been genuinely interested or curious as to what’s going on. For both of these groups, and anyone else, I’ll go over what I’ve found there.