Halloween is near and I am thinking candy. Like Shoe says, “Trick or Tweet!” This country’s people are tired of being tricked. This world’s folks are sick of being fooled. The reason Occupy Wall Street is so damn sweet is because there is no “other” and the rapidly growing movement calls for all to be one. Like Olbermann said on August 1, never has there been a more perfect time. We are now tech savvy and able to get the truth out fast!. The world is changing and oh, it is so sweet! Tweet. Tweet!
Ingrid sent a copy of the Advocate piece out of Baton Rouge this morning, and I wept with pride that @Occupy_BR is now official! They had their first assembly meeting this past Saturday. Though I was at home, I felt what it was like to be there. Oh, one cannot imagine the pride a Louisianian feels at seeing something fair and honest take shape. After being at the bottom of the barrel with Mississippi for so long, it feels so sweet to be out in the open air again! It is almost like a song.
The picture from the paper showed the group marching down by the levee and over to the capitol. I saw that lonely Mississippi River in the background under a robin’s egg blue sky. My heart leapt up! The article said that one of the signs read, “I will believe a corporation is a person when they execute one in Texas.” Oh, Lordy! These are my people. They were going over to Huey P. Long’s grave to distribute flyers. “A chicken in every pot,” may still be possible! I am so proud.
I have written about the foot path that has led from our governor’s mansion to the pen. I am so tired of that. We in this state are so sick of all the crooked politics and rotten representation. This is truly our chance. Everyone in the world must be thinking that. This is my time! Like Michael Jackson said, “This is it!” We can all have some hope. No one has to be left out or bullied or disenfranchised. As Keith might say, no one has to be “fricaseed” anymore. Like Gandi said, “There is room for us all.”
David Letterman asked Keith last night on Late Night if he had been down to Wall Street and he wanted to know what kind of reception he got. Keith joked about a group gathering around him…but then was thrilled to report that he was welcomed. David would be, too. Anyone would be. Keith pointed out that these people are neither anti-money nor anti-capitalism. They are not anti-Semitic. These are fair and honest people who want everybody to have a chance to make it again!
Everybody is after love and acceptance. We all want a piece of the pie, even if it is not our favorite kind. We all want to move on up. We all fall short, but this is our opportunity to get up again! There is no bitterness that can strike us down. There is no hate that can bind our hands. There is no mean that can make its mark on us. Deep in the heart of every human is a sweet spot that longs to be fed. Like the song says, “All the world over…so easy to see…people everywhere just wanna be free.”
Congratulations, Occupy Baton Rouge! Thank you, Mr. Olbermann, for your constant coverage and concern. With or without a tie, you are the guy! With or without money, you are the man! This is the world we have been waiting for. The one where no one has to check the candy before tasting it on the walk back home. This is the syrup of the old maple tree. This is the old dignity. This is my daddy’s democracy. I think I am going to dress up like the Statue of Liberty for Halloween. Yee-haw!