|On daddy's shoulders|
It's been awesome watching history happen before our eyes over the past few months. First with the massive demonstrations in Wisconsin, and now with the Occupy Wall Street protests and their offshoots all over the country.
Leo has been attending political rallies all his life - but we've definitely been going to even more than usual lately. We've hit marches and demonstrations all over the city, taken Leo down to the Occupy Philadelphia camp at City Hall, and attended community meetings. I do think that this is a big moment in our country's history and I want Leo to be able to say that he participated.
|UPenn Cantor Protest|
|Behaving at a meeting past bedtime|
Being accused of class warfare is so...ironic. If you've been paying attention, you surely are aware that the wealthy and corporate America have been on the offensive against the rest of us for quite some time. Now they are trying to finish the job by further biasing the tax code in favor of the wealthy, destroying labor unions and gutting public services like social security, medicare, medicaid, education, libraries and transportation. It's inevitable that the people are going to take notice and try and fight back. So, I suppose in a sense these accusations of "class warfare" are accurate - because wars don't start when the attacker attacks; they really only begin when the attacked start defending themselves.
|March in West Philly|