Monday, December 17, 2012

One take on Occupy

A Wired reporter embedded herself into the Occupy movement, visiting many different camps, often just before they were closed down by police.  This is her eulogy.

Despite having originated from corporate media, the story is very compassionate and real sounding.  I was most touched by these lines:

Less understood was the other part of Occupy — the part that was about the need for community. Occupiers came to the camps to care for others as much as they came to be cared for. People had to find a way to matter to each other in ways that weren’t mediated by the social services, the justice system, the institutions we stick each other into.

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