Why Occupy must continue…
So much whining in the media about the daily cost of the movement.
The costs of Occupy are nothing compared with the costs of big business.
If Big Pharma was no longer allowed to market their massive amounts of drugs to us, if our food was healthy, if our air was clean, if our water was clear, if our soil was still healthy, if , if , if…
If big biz was not allowed free rein to destroy our lives, our bodies, our planet…. World health care costs would be drastically reduced. If the people still needed to protest after all that was gone, the cost would not bother anyone.
Why have we allowed our health to be pimped out to govt. and big business? Because they’ve created a system that wants that.
If you want out of that system, it will cost you. It’s cheaper on the wallet to follow the masses, to McDonalds and Wal-Mart; Burger King, KFC, Safeway and dollar stores. It’s harder to find fresh food, It’s more expensive to eat healthy. It’s almost impossible to get out from under pharmaceuticals and the notion your sick when it’s all around you every day. If our doctors are not even expected to learn about nutrition, only drugs, how are we ever supposed to be healthy?
These are the costs that make us suffer.
The costs of Occupy, are costs we must pay. And we must do it again and again, until we all learn HOW.
How do we start over? How do we get big biz agenda out of our homes and our bodies? How do we open eyes; that saving a buck today isn’t in your best interests, it most often comes with heavy costs to our planet. How do we help people understand every dollar they spend is a vote for the future they want? How do we explain to our government representatives that WE are important? We want to live healthy lives. How do we explain to the masses, we may have to spend more on our goods, that cheapest is not best. When consumerism is a religion, how do we explain to people they don’t need every new electronic, dollar store shopathons, fancy coffee all day long - especially at the cost of good healthy food. How?
I dare say, right now, No one knows how. This is why Occupy must continue. We’ve gotten so far of the humanity track; we need conversations all over the world to continue.! We need ideas thrown out to the global consciousness so they can grow and take root. We cannot continue how we are.
If the definition of insanity, is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.. Then we are all insane. If we want something to change, and so many of us do… then something has got to change.
Let’s talk about it. Begin discussions at home, at work, on the street, social media. Talk to the guy next to you on the bus! We must talk, because something’s got to change!