February 5, 2012
Must we suffer through wars today to enjoy peace tomorrow? War is the last indication that hope and wisdom have failed in favor of our ignorance and hate. It is the generation that has abandoned hope and reason, the generation polluted by the generation before that accepts the possibility of war. Must the generation that is heir to the future also be polluted by the ignorance of the past? When do we learn that lesson? When do we decide to learn that lesson? I think that is the ultimate measure of our species.
The occupy movement sharesd a kinship and deep respect with the freedom movements in the Middle East. If ever there was an opportunity for common ground and future dialogue throughout the world, it has been planted here among the movement. Now is the time. Today is the day. The decision lives in each of us. History is ours to be written, if only we would write it rather than eternally being its victim.