There was an opinion piece by Anjali Sachdeva entitled “Food For Thought” in the November 9, 2011 issue of the Pittsburgh City Paper http://pghcitypaper.com about Occupy Pittsburgh.
The writer of the piece wanted to support the occupiers. So, Anjali made some vegan chili and took that to the occupiers.
That got me to thinking. I’m not about to sleep overnight in the encampment; and actually marching or demonstrating doesn’t seem very appealing, either. There it is. I admit it. The Old Soldier has become morally fat and lazy. I just talk a good social, political fight.
It didn’t always use to be that way.
But if we the 99% are ever to wrestle back our democracy from the 1%, the people on the frontlines must be supported in some way. I don’t have money to donate. I don’t want to donate my time.
I could take a bag of can goods down to the occupiers. My Medicare Card allows me to ride the bus for free. I haven’t used the card yet.
The Old Soldiers knows that supplies can impact the outcome of a battle. Taking a bag of can goods to Occupy Pittsburgh sounds like something I can actually do to help.
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- Charlie Rose: Occupy Wall Street Movement Is Legit (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)