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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Occupy Lake Charles

 
Lake Charles residents joining "Occupy" movement - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

This Saturday, residents of Lake Charles will be demonstrating in front of Books-A-Million on Alamo Street from 12-3 pm. This demonstration is an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration currently going on in NYC.

The movement has gotten toghether a list of grievances (my term, you can call them demands or whatever you like) that was read by Keith Olbermann and is available here.  Keep all these folks in your prayers and pray for our country. We certainly need it. 

Having listened to the statement, it sounds to me like there are some pretty smart folks up in NYC who are pissed off. The whole event is an education for all involved. Someone recently described Democracy as "endless meetings". It's easy to see how a group of people trying to govern themselves could over the years morph into the political dinosaur that our government has become. It takes so much time to keep the machinery running. As a result, we the people delegate the work. Now, through our own lack of attention over the years, those we have pushed the job to have built a nice little business for themselves.

I think both the Tea Party movement and the Occupy Wall Street movement have a lot of learning to do. They're going to find out that self government is hard work. Hey I'm not saying it isn't necessary, quite the opposite. It's our own apathy and inattention that has caused the whole mess. Fact is, Americans DO have the power to change their government completely during elections. So let's do it! Vote the suckers out and vote in people who will represent you, not the rich lobbying groups.

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