My first post in the politics section of the Huffington Post.
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!" -- Howard Beale, in 'Network'.
Right now, during this particular phase in history, we are watching the word "occupy" transform in definition from it's original "to fill up space," to "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
It is said that the ever growing number of people who make up the social and revolutionary movement known as, "Occupy" are unclear as to what their mission statement is. But, that has not stopped the thousands of people who are occupying public spaces in protest, because in the long run (and that's what Occupy is all about -- the long run) there are thousands of individual stories that make up the anger behind whatever the "mission statement" will eventually become.
It goes something like this:
My country isn't helping me.
I have no job, and I can't get one.
I haven't had health insurance in years, and I can't even afford a doctor's appointment. Forget about it if I get sick!
I have worked all my life, my unemployment checks are kaput, my life savings has run out and my family and I are about to become homeless.
My house was foreclosed.
I just got out of school and now I can't get hired.
I'm sick and can't afford the medications.
I work a 40-hour week and I'm still struggling to pay the bills.
I can't get hired because I'm too old.
I can't get hired because I'm too experienced.
I can't get hired because I'm too young.
I can't get government assistance because I make a dollar more than what is considered the deep poverty line.
I have nowhere to turn.
The only reason I can stand in an Occupy gathering is because I'm jobless.
And of course, I'm mad as hell and I can't take it anymore.
viva la voice.
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