Eloquent Explanation of the Occupy Movement

by Mark Lovett on November 22, 2011

I’m in London at the moment and paid a visit this morning to the Occupy London encampment outside St Paul’s Cathedral.  Since the Occupy Wall Street protest began, and subsequently spread to dozens of other cities around the world, I’ve tried to get my mind around the intent, purpose, idea, and end game of it all.

That hasn’t been an easy task for anyone,  as this groundswell phenomenon occurred without any leader, organization, or defined manifesto.  It’s really been about venting anger and frustration at a system that systematically takes advantage of the folks on the bottom (the 99%) in order to further enrich those at the top, the infamous 1%.

But in the video below, Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition explains the heart of the matter; that when you pull away the layers of outrage in order to understand what’s really at stake, at that point you can begin to explore what a just & equitable future could actually look like.

Please watch this – it will change your perspective on life!

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What we want to create is a more beautiful world our hearts tells us is possible; a sacred world, a world that works for everybody, a world that is healing, a world of peace.

Occupy London at St Paul’s Cathedral

Occupy London - St Paul's Cathedral

Occupy London - To Big to Fail

Occupy London - Sea of Tents

“You can’t evict an idea whose time has come.” – Occupy Wall Street

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jason @ solar panels November 25, 2011 at 9:55 am

As with every protest, the general public have got bored with it. Support at first turns to apathy turns to disgust!

The world turns but some things never change.


Global Patriot November 26, 2011 at 11:57 pm

That’s too often the case Jason, though I’m hoping in this case there is a longer term residual effect as people examine how we got into this mess, and how we can create a better world going forward.


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