The people of the world have a common enemy: Fear and Greed
I heard that protesters in Egypt were ordering pizza’s from a local Madison Wisconsin pizza place and having them sent over to the protesters at the Capitol building. I ate some of that pizza. Thank you good people of Egypt!
Often we hear statements by the people of the world that think about us here in America. They wonder why we don’t act? You hear it from time to time. They wonder why we don’t stop our government like we did in Vietnam? So when they see us in Wisconsin protesting the same sort of greed that they are struggling against, they know that we really are paying attention.
Our Common Cause: Equality
I feel there is a common thread running through everything we all do in this wave of freedom encircling the earth as we speak. The people of the world are all fighting for the same basic things in this wave of protest: Equality
Our common enemy is fear and greed and the multi-national corporations that prey upon our communities. The David Koch’s, Scott Walker’s and the Mubarak’s of the world. Those that would work to enslave us all to an ideology based entirely upon fear, and greed.
This is the common thread that joins us all together: the struggle for equality. Only through this common cause of equality for everyone will we ever defeat these power drunk money whores like Scott Walker. Only through direct and continuous occupation of the edifice of government will real change occur.
The real point I’m trying to make is this: a wave of greed and oppression is meeting a wave of people power the likes of which it has never seen before. Brother and sister power. The power of a people united around compassion and yes love.
And the spark? There is no doubt, WikiLeaks was a major catalyst. A slap to the owner of a fruit stand owner was another. An innocent man blowing the whistle on police corruption was another. Scott Walker attempting to eliminate the right of workers in Wisconsin to collectively bargain was the spark that lit up America and put us on the revolutionary map.
I hope that in this seemingly small gesture of pizza from Egypt, that the protesters in America can feel the solidarity that I now feel with my fellow workers in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and beyond. I hope that our movement can expand to realize that the real fight is actually equality for everyone on earth. I hope that my fellow Americans wake up to the fact that our American Republic and the American Empire are two different things, and that we can shut this war machine down without giving up our real values! That in fact our war machine is killing not just our fellow workers of the world, but that it’s destroying our true values and our democracy at home too. What’s happening in Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa is the proof that the true core conservative value: Fear and greed, is what is really destroying America!
The revolution now taking place around the world was caused by truth. It is the same one happening in America now. It flies on the wings of hope, determination, brother and sisterhood, courage and love. It is good to have had this moment. This powerful moment of solidarity in something as simple as a single slice of pizza.
The protesters in Wisconsin thank the courageous people of Egypt for the pizza and also thanks for the most excellent example of solidarity recently. Congratulations on the ouster of your own tyrant Mubarak. We’re working on Scott Walker over here. We may need a few more pizza’s before we’re done here though.
Viva la Jasmine Revolution!