Occupy Wall Street moves into its third week. Have you been shrugging it off? Complains about the lack of a coherent message have plagued the movement. Yet, one Tumblr blog consisting of people speaking of their struggles and nearly all ending with the rallying cry I AM THE 99% is capturing the hearts of both pundits and the public. Read a few posts and see if the day to day struggle of real people doesn’t touch your heart whether you would consider yourself liberal or conservative.
Attached to the photo above is the post:
I’d never been unemployed, until the company I worked for tanked a month ago. Up until then, I was living paycheck to paycheck, sharing a small apartment with my elderly, unemployed mother, making just enough to pay rent, grocery bills and medical insurance.
Now we have no jobs, no savings, no health care and no furniture in our apartment; we sold almost everything we had to pay for food and rent. We both have extensive medical problems and are wondering how we’re going to pay for the medications we need to keep functioning.
I don’t want sympathy, or handouts. I want a job, affordable rent and the restoration of the “American Dream.”
I AM THE 99%!!!