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Do you know
This is just the beginning?
Do you realize
What has started?
The groans of the people
are getting louder and more numerous.
Even the fact we are struggling through
A winter that is unforgiving
We are still here.
Without struggle how do you expect innovation?
Someone said, in an article I read, that #occupy stands on the shoulders of giants,
referencing the people of the Middle East uprisings,
and I would add
on the shoulders of every other movement that ever came before us.
But we have something that movements throughout history did not. We have the Internet.
This sets us apart.
Our journalists are our own people, many actively participating in the movement as functioning journalists because what they see in the corporate media is government-controlled information. Propaganda. And not just any propaganda, but propaganda harmful to the very foundations of our nation.
Look what they do when we attempt to gather to express our grievances.
Our First Amendment expression is met with police brutality. These civil servants are actively acting against the Constitution.
And it is not their decision to do so.
They are given orders which come from higher levels, coordinated with #DHS and other LEA’s.
The Congressional approval rating is at one of, if not the very, lowest points in history. They know we are angry. They know we are displeased. They know we have valid grievances.
They crack down on us to try to squash our spirit and determination.
Yet they don’t comprehend that all they are doing and have done up to this point is actually a dumping of fuel onto the fires of injustice.
Bitches, please. The Internet is mightier than the bullets, the tear gas, the flash bang grenades. The Internet transcends governments and the Internet transcends national boundaries.
We are the voices of reason in the twisted, corrupt government systems.
We do not forgive. We do not forget. We do not stand idly by when our fellow humans are being beaten, tortured and murdered.
We are legion. And we are not going away. We are only getting stronger. Take heart, spring is just around the corner.
We come from the Internet, and we love. Expect us.
Introducing Occupy Poems, the latest category addition to xo99percent.
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