Public Comment

Supporting the Occupy Movement

By Victoria Q. Legg
Wednesday October 26, 2011 - 10:57:00 AM

For all practical purposes I would be considered one of the 5% and yet I whole heartedly support the actions of the Occupy movement worldwide. My children are highly educated, underemployed and unlikely to ever own their own home unless I pass before becoming infirm or diagnosed with chronic disease. They are not alone.  

If people like myself fail to understand that our ultra comfortable and self centered way of life is unsustainable globally and locally, the world will become increasingly violent while people struggle to feed themselves and their children. There is enough food for everyone on earth but our "great" social experiment in capitalism denies many people food, shelter, education and health care. The gap between those who have and those who don't is spreading. How long will it take before I am one of the hungry? At the rate in which we consume the earth's resources, I am guessing not long. 

I admire the courage of the protestors for their passion in wanting to create a just world. I encourage them to become very determined to keep their vow of nonviolence and reverently hope the majority of Americans and others around the world speak their voice of support for a just society.