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I want you to ask yourself why. Does the thought of a justified and unified people rising up against a corrupt and tyrannical government naturally appeal to you? I think that idea appeals to most people, there’s something about the human spirit that relishes in revolution.
In America you live in a country that has killed more than a hundred thousand human beings in the past 10 years overseas. A nation that has continually, violently enforced our beliefs onto older and more successful cultures. A nation that has created multinational corporations that employ children on slave wages and give them cocaine and meth to make them work faster. A nation that is continually suppressing the movements of the people expressing their first amendment rights, most times with extremely excessive violence. A democracy in which the people’s voices have continually been overshadowed by corporate lobbyists and money.
But there is hope. We are on the cusp of something incredible in America right now. Our very own Mockingjay is about to begin. Occupations all over the nation have lasted through the winter and are planning incredible things for the spring. In May, Chicago will be the apex of a revolution that will be written in history books that our children will read in their fully funded, completely reformed schools.
If you enjoyed the Hunger Games, if you strive for justice and love and equality and freedom in your every day lives, reach out to your local occupation and make history happen in real life. Occupy is not a political group, you do not have to be a conservative or liberal or even educated at all about any of that. Occupy is a place for people to take America’s democracy back.