UPDATE 11-2-13: This post can now also be found on occupywallstinfo.com: http://www.occupywallstinfo.com/angry-birds-halloween-edition/occupy-wall-street-is-just-what-we-have-been-waiting-brian-coe/
The reason I know the Occupy Wall Street movement is what we have been waiting for is because I know two things: that all beings seek peace and prosperity, and that the Occupy Wall Street movement seeks that for all people.
For decades inequality has been more and more pronounced. Those at the top have continued to thrive and expand their wealth while the rest of us, the middle and lower classes, have seen our real wealth decline. What we are earning at our jobs is getting us less real buying power. Things are more and more expensive and therefore poverty and all of its associated problems have greatly increased. See:
Occupy Wall Street is a powerful movement of people who are tired of the same old story. We have been promised that if we work hard enough we can be rich too, but by now we can see that is an empty promise unable to be achieved due to a lack of jobs and limited opportunity. We can no longer blame each other for being “lazy,” I think people clearly see that the game is rigged and the future vision for so many is painted with debt, struggle, limited opportunity and difficulty. No longer are people willing to be walked on, people are finally standing up and saying, “This isn’t working in my best interests!”
I have been to Occupy Los Angeles and I have seen that the principles the movement stands for are peace, compassion, justice and equality. Signs all around point out issues like healthcare for all, caring for our environment, compassion for animals, legalization of hemp, fair taxation and world peace. Those issues are based on universal values that bring benefit to everybody compared to, say, greed which benefits only a few.
The truth is that humanity has been operating within a paradigm that says the best way to organize our society is around capitalist principles of getting more, buying things, and competing with each other for resources. Those values have led us to the present day and now the tipping point is here. All human beings deserve to be recognized for their uniqueness and supported in their desire to live their greatest dreams. The current system is not supporting us in our desires to know our own greatness and live a deep and permanent happiness.
Occupy Wall Street is changing the debate in America, and the world, and showing that people are not happy anymore to just accept the status quo. Whether you realize it or not, this movement is just what we have been waiting for. The masses are awakening to a higher vision that does not limit prosperity to just a few but that includes all human beings in a higher vision.
Join them! Occupy movements are spreading across the country. http://www.occupytogether.org/
To support the movement if you are not the get-out-in-the-streets type, you can write or call your senators and congressional representatives. You can also call president Obama at 1-202-456-1111. Tell our leaders that you support the movement and ask them to show their support publicly.