I was watching the documentary of The Weather Underground, and this woman Naomi Jaffe said something so powerful that it hit me. She said, “We felt that doing nothing in a period of repressive violence is itself a form of violence. That’s really the part that I think is the hardest for people to understand. If you sit in your house, live your white life and go to your white job, and allow the country that you live in to murder people and to commit genocide, and you sit there and you don’t do anything about it, that’s violence.”
Ignorance is bliss and it seems that is why most of us can go to sleep soundlessly at night. Thanks to Occupy Chicago I feel that ignorance will not be tolerated and it shows the public the severity of our system today. I think Occupy in general is a wonderful thing; it honestly puts everything in perspective to those that intentionally ignore and avoid the truth such as, Political legislators. It’s disappointing to see that the majority are suffering and people that have the financial stability blatantly refuse to support. What happened to “Americans work greater together”, when it gets down to actually applying that saying no one is there to take initiative.
I’m not saying that people need to get off of their seats and start protesting but I’m more writing this because although I may not be able to walk and occupy myself I’d rather be advocating the purposes and the mission of Occupy Chicago and put my tumblr blog to use, rather than just sitting here and not doing nothing. I am also trying to surface the problems in our society and that we should take a stand for we are the majority, we are the suffering, the oppressed, and that in itself should be more than enough to take part in this movement. I want to say to my future kids that I did have a strong firm belief about this cause and that I actually took part in this movement. Although it’s a small effort it may grow in size.
Many may not know that although their a non-violent activist group they still are being attacked by violent government officials like police. I honestly think the reason why their being attacked because their a tremendous threat to the government. In previous cases if not many, there has been evidence that the government has resorted to violence because of some powerful leader/speaker has threatened their power and it leads to them being attacked. In The Weather Underground, a Black Panther activist was killed, when he was shot while he was asleep by government officials. There are others of course but I do not want to mention them without supportive evidence.
Occupy certainly without a doubt need some recognition and a lot of praise. Without them we’d still be sitting in our seats pretending as if things are going to get better. Obviously that’s not going to happen unless something changes and if actions are being taken. So with that being said, we need to notice the corrupt in our nation, end corporate greed and OCCUPY TOGETHER :)
i read your post about your dream of becoming an occupational therapist and i am on the same boat. i feel so scared that i'll never be accepted into any program. what schools have you applied to?
Well I haven’t applied to any schools yet, I’m finishing up my undergrad next semester. But yeah, it’s a constant struggle but I’ve got a couple schools in mind. If you need any help let me know, and I’ll be glad to help you out!
I’ve completed 2 of the 3 finals that I have. Well I had a 10 page paper and a final today. Having those completed takes a huge weight off of shoulders. Phew.
Tomorrow after 3P.M. I will officially be done with this semester. Which leaves me with one more thing getting in my way to moving on and proceeding with pursuit of becoming an Occupational Therapist, which would be finishing second semester in flying colors.
Next semester is going to be somewhat different because I’m going to have a lot on my plate. Next semester I’ll be working somewhere LOL, becoming a research assistant, getting my observation hours completed for in-patient as well as outpatient, and focusing on finishing up with school. It’s going to feel different because this will be the first time I drive to school like every other commuter at that school. I’ve always like minor changes because it’s something different I’m not familiar with which excites me. Even if I’m going on a trip and flying or driving out it’ll still hinder me from getting a good night’s rest because I’m just so excited. Well besides the point, I’m getting off topic but I just wanted to kind of document where I am in my life right now. It’s pretty exciting that I’m getting closer and closer to my final goal; which is becoming an occupational therapist.
Sometimes I feel as though I’m not going to ever get accepted into any school because of the mistakes I’ve made as an undergrad. It’s overwhelming and I know I shouldn’t be thinking like that so soon because one I haven’t even attempted on appyling yet.
Anywho, I just felt like writing because it gets my mind off of what I should currently be working on which would be studying for my final. Woops.
Well I guess I’ll get back to studying, hope everyone on tumblr is NOT getting as distracted as much and focusing more on their finals. Good luck everyone!