Now that I have your attention, let me give you my side of what Zuccotti Park really is, vs. the all too familiar headlines we are being spoon fed daily in our hometown newspapers. Like the one on today's NY Post: "Occupy Wall Street Animals Go Wild, Zoo-Cotti!"
Day after day, The NY Post publishes articles/photos of drug addicts, derelicts, disgruntled business owners, angry neighbors, crazies and criminals as the face of the Occupy Movement.
They highlight the public urination, garbage, public brawls, etc. that are a small part of the big story with little to no mention of the young, intelligent, motivated, thoughtful, peaceful, idealistic, selfless heroes who I see and support every day at Zuccotti.
I understand why the NY Post and others are focusing on the negative. Clearly, it's because they are threatened and need to sell newspapers. Scared to death in fact of a growing movement that is gaining steam every day, spreading virally and globally and promising to bring significant change to our world.
People tend to resist change, especially when their comfort zones are being disrupted. And in this country, and others around the world, our politicians have gotten way too comfortable working for special interest groups, instead of for the people who voted them in.
So, is it really surprising that there will be corporations and big businesses who push back when faced with the the idea that legal bribery of our system will be a thing of the past once our demands at Occupy are met? Of course not.
The people of Occupy that I visit with daily are fighting for all of our rights and sleeping in the cold with whispers that the police are countering their movement with sabotage.