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The Voice Of The People


The voice of the people.
That term has been used so much that the voice is really a caw in a flock of birds.
Bloggers with inferiority complexes, hipsters on gorilla, and dudes that just need a
hug are behind some of the most poignant commentary and Freedom of Speech speeches.
In this age of self generated information everyone has the power to start movements and
well as end them. With this year quickly coming to an end the masses flock to their friend,
the PC to purchase and stay in touch. Believe it or not we are in a historic era in human
history. The Information Age. Never before was it possible to share the level of info across
the globe.  But to what end? What aim? What target ?

Let’s take the OWS movement. The settlers in Zucatti Park organized mostly via social
networking. The like minded protestors got together and rallied for 40+ days for various
causes from the abuse of the 99% to the corruption of the US Corrections policy. While
well motivated and carried out it quickly got out of hand with the infiltration of anarchist
nut jobs and just plain homeless dudes looking for a place to blend in. I saw how the
message of unfair treatment of the middle and lower class turned into a circus of anyone
who had a beef with the government for any reason. The scene looked like a living
comments portion of a online news story. Commentary outshining the main objective
which was giving the common American a fair economic shake.

It is a sign of the times. The look at me generation. The I’m special generation. The I
shouldn’t feel defeat generation. It’s a crop of self righteous, legend in your own mind,
cry babies. Do you really think that you make a difference? Then ask yourself to what
level of your comfort ability Are you willing to sacrifice? Your cable subscription? Your
MacBook Pro? It takes more than snarky comments on blogs and marketed signs.
With the spread of ideas comes the responsibility of cultivating the seeds you plant. If not,
you are an absentee parent letting your ideas run amuck.  You are actively negligent in
thinking that others will hold your idea in the same reverence that you envisioned.  

You are part of the problem. This not to spur commentary. This is written to spark
action. So get from behind your signs and blogs, find a focus, and stick to it. 

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