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View Diary: A Year in the Life of a Protest - We're Still Winning in Wisconsin (54 comments)

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  •  one year ago (10+ / 0-)

    I have lived in WI for all of my almost-to-reirement years.  I was one of the most apolitical persons on the planet.  Hated politics--still do--and refused to pay any attention other than to vote.
    In the last year, I have taken part in political protests, circulated recall petitions, have written to my state reps more often than I can count (now that I actually know who they are!), and hang on every word written in the KOS blogs by Puddytat, GGB, St. Croix Cheesehead, and all of the rest of my newfound heroes.
    Failure simply isn't an option.  Walker is going after our retirement next; his arrogance and lack of regard for LAW and the middle class have caused untold hardship and divisiveness in the state that is my home.
    Thank you to Puddytat and the rest of the KOS bloggers--you have made me realize that I am not alone.

    Wisconsin: It's war, you know. We didn't start it, but we'll keep fighting in it until we win

    by isewquilts2 on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 06:36:24 PM PST

    •  I realized I wasn't alone (6+ / 0-)

      that first day of the protests.  It's gotten lonely over the years as former friends got self-absorbed, involved with work and family to the exclusion of anything else.  

      I walked into the Rotunda and felt the solidarity like a religious experience.  On the outside I walked around the upper terrace and ..... then I saw State Street and thousands and thousands of people there.  Then, from another direction I saw students and teachers coming from the schools.

      We aren't alone.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sun Feb 12, 2012 at 09:06:19 PM PST

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