I just got back from ABC studio where I was honored with the privilege of being able to speak on behalf of all of the wonderful people involved with #OccupyWallStreet, as well as the other activists engaged in Occupations around the world. I am truly honored to be apart of this movement.
If anyone can find links or youtube footage of this video, please share it with me so I can post it here and share it with the media team here at #OccupyWallStreet
I just gave a statement to AP, as well as an interview with CBS. I told Herman Cain to work on his pizza recipe and Newt to work on his third marriage. Then I photobombed Geraldo Rivera at Fox News, and though Geraldo is generally not a bad guy you might have fun if they air it and you can read my lips, because you might be able to interpret a fun message. Now, with all that said, I would like to share my personal thoughts with all of you.
And mind you, I am super busy, so I apologize if I can not stay up with the comments here, but I promise to try my best to share with everyone what is going on here and around the world.
Now, I would like to state the following.
The corrupt fear us.
We are shaking the halls of economic and political power with our voices raised in unison. We may disagree on what particular changes need to be made in our society, but I think that we can all agree that changes need to be made, and we can not wait for the next session of congress or even the next election, we are demanding change right now.
The politicians and pundits who are attacking us right now fear us. We are a threat to their corrupt order of power. We are threatening their gravy train. The simple fact that we are such a threat to the corrupt that they feel the need to directly attack the Occupy movement is proof of the power we wield. Everyone who opposes the greed and corruption that exploits us all should be proud of these attacks. Speaking for myself, I welcome their hatred.
Because when it comes down to it, the wealthiest 1% in America and around the world need us more than we need them. Without working people to farm their food the wealthy would have only money to eat. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances, we guard you while you sleep.
I would like to express my admiration for all of the honorable people engaged in this movement for justice. Keep fighting peacefully, keep the occupation alive. We are too big to ignore, and if we continue in this pursuit of justice we will be doing the greatest work imaginable.
I thank you all for allowing me to add my humble voice to yours. United we stand.
Oh, and here's a little fun video someone took, if you go about 4 minutes in you can here me sharing my ideas.
If you'd like to help out the protests directly . . .
1. Get this message out there. Get the word out about these protests of Wall Street's greed to everyone you know. Raise awareness, even if it is via word of mouth, every little bit helps.
2. Use the twitter hashtags #OccupyWallStreet and follow us on facebook and twitter accounts related to the ongoing protests. Help put this video on your facebook pageand any other social media that you use. Make it viral.
3. Make a donation to WeAreTheOther99%'s media fund. They need funding to stay active, and without huge corporate interests backing us up like the Teabaggers have, the only way this works is with your small donations.
5. To send care packages to Liberty Square, go to OccupyWallSt.org for more information. WE NEED WATER.
6. Find out if there will be an #Occupation event in your neighborhood and participate and contribute there if you can't come to NYC.
7. Be a better person to your brothers and sisters around you.
This is Jesse LaGreca, reporting on Day 22 from the frontlines of the class warzone, wishing you good health and prosperity to you and yours, and reminding you that they only call it class war when the working class fights back.
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