The Occupy protests in cities across the country have been messy. Critics complain the message is unclear. City officials gripe about people having to urinate. And eat. And sleep in tents.
Can’t the Occupy folks just work within the political system? You know, elect someone to represent them in Congress? It’s called democracy.
Problem is, the political system is built on undue influence by corporate lobbyists motivated by a greed so intense that they’ve knocked the economic system out of whack.
Occupy has its faults, but the large number of people who have peacefully protested for so long against genuine problems in our government should make all Americans proud. They’re doing something.
Saturday offers an opportunity to see what the movement’s all about up close and personal.
2 p.m. — Peaceful march begins (bring signs if you’d like)
3 p.m. — Workshop and discussion groups
4 p.m. — Live music with singer/songwriter Jody Jones