I get most of my news from the radio.
I spend a reasonable amount of time in the car, and don’t get a newspaper at home, since we discovered that a newspaper’s primary purpose in our house was to create a massive amount of paper mess. I like knowing what is going on in the world, but following every story is just not one of my top priorities.
However, there is something happening in the world that has caught my eye. Something that actually merited a Google search all of its own, so that I could find out more about it. It’s this thing that’s being called “Occupy Wall Street.”
The ideals behind is still seem to be vague, and I’m not quite sure what sure what their goals are. But I’m interested in what is happening in New York – and now also Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston. What I’m most intrigued by is the ACTION of it all. I’m part of Generation X – a child of Baby Boomers, and one who grew up in the shadow of the sixties revolution. We heard about protests growing up but let’s be honest – despite all the rotten things that have happened in the last several years, the “younger generation” has not really participated or enacted any kind of fantastic social change. Here we have people coming together and taking action. They are DOING something about their anger, about their desires, about what they want the world to become.
I don’t know what will come out of all of this, but I’m glad to see people – real, live people, of my generation and others, taking part in something that matters to them!