Twelve reasons to join the Occupy Asheville Movement

1: It's good to participate rather than just being upset. 2: The issues being addressed do affect you and how you will live. 3: A strong message is being delivered to the country and we are not hurting anyone. 4: At some point, the waiting for the "right" time to act must end. 5: A galaxy of issues and concerns are being addressed at this important time. 6: You will meet people who have interesting and important stories to tell. 7: You will have an opportunity to tell your story, which is important. 8: A new paradigm is inevitable and your participation is essential. 9: This is not a leadership movement — it is a people movement and a shared experience. 10: You will have a chance to learn a lot about yourself outside your comfort zone. 11: You will have fun walking, singing and sharing with your new friends while performing your sacred patriotic duties. 12: We have already made a difference and will continue to do so.

See you there.

— Scott Owen

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2 thoughts on “Twelve reasons to join the Occupy Asheville Movement

  1. phantom28804

    I had to reply to this because I am still confused as to the point.

    1. Participation is key in any protest however, so is direction.
    2. I would love to know what the issues being addressed are as they seem to be everything from the color of the underwear people are sporting to the clearly obvious corruption in our government.
    3. Your right you aren’t hurting anyone, but I must disagree there is no clear message.
    4. You are absolutely right. People need to act instead of waiting for someone else to act.
    5. Again you are right a galaxy of issues and concerns are being addressed.
    6. You can do this anytime.
    7. Again you can do this anytime.
    8. This one I am highly doubtful of as I will get to.
    9. This clearly not a leadership movement as there is no leadership.
    10. Not even sure what to say to this one
    11. No Comment again
    12. Not sure what the difference that you have made is as I am not sure there have been any made.

    Now the reasons for my above comments. Change is something that comes one step at a time. Sure you are on the right path for this and I do not want to steer you away from that path. However, there needs to be some sort of a concession made. This concession would be that you ween down your Galaxy of issues to the most important issue of all and start there. Then work your way up.

    I know that I am still trying to figure out what exactly it is that you are after, and god knows if the average joe like me doesn’t have a clue what you are seeking then the government definitely has no idea. I think it’s great that you want to stand up for your rights and make a people movement, but at least have direction. Show solidarity. Don’t just walk into the pizza place and demand 10000 pizza’s with 10000 topppings, because the pizza guy is gonna look at you like your nuts.

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