Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Well Of Course I Went Downtown to Visit
After a long day working in my studio, I decided to walk downtown and check out what, if anything, was going on in Liberty/ Zuccotti Park on the first anniversary of Occupy.
These are all my pictures taken with my trusty little digital camera. It was a beautiful evening yesterday with just about perfect weather.
This was definitely a much smaller crowd than last year, and it seemed that a lot of these folks were veterans coming back for a reunion.
People complained now as they did then about all the hippies, eccentrics, and disruption, but I think the Occupy protests were the happiest events this park ever saw. People then, and people yesterday, were happy to be there and to find each other.
I wish I could say that I was optimistic about where all this will end up. It was a great time for like minded, and even not so like minded people, to find each other. Certainly events like this are desirable and necessary. But I wonder if they are enough to build a sustainable and effective force for a long hard struggle ahead for changes in policy, let alone for the changes in the culture of politics and economics that Occupy represented in its beginnings.
Posted by Counterlight at Tuesday, September 18, 2012