Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Shout it Out

More scenes from Occupy Philly.

Shout it Out

Had lunch on the City hall apron with the Occupy Philly agitators, enjoying my fish tacos and the surprisingly upbeat demonstrators railing against tough times.

I showed up on Day 2 as the General Assembly was in mid-stream, with participants shouting out their message to a crowd ready and willing to repeat, the better for deep thoughts to set in.

Below, a few of my favorites.

 

My name is Kate (My name is Kate)

and I'm adopted from Colombia (and I'm adopted from Colombia)

a country torn by war (a country torn by war)

I am here (I am here)

because my mother (because my mother)

wanted me to have a better life (wanted me to ahve a better life.)

 

* * *

I am Jamir (I am Jamir)

We are all here to be a glitch in the matrix (We are all here to be a glitch in the matrix)

 

***

I'm Carol Ann (I'm Carol Ann)

There are too many chiefs (There are too many chiefs)

and not enough Indians (and not enough Indians)

 

* * *

I'm Sharon (I'm Sharon)

I am a senior citizen (I am a senior citizen)

I am the past (I am the past)

You people are the future (You people are the future)

I commend and applaud you (I commend and applaud you)

My America was a good country (My America was a good country)

Your America has lost its way (Your America has lost its way)

 

* * *

My name is Carolyn (My name is Carolyn)

I am also a senior citizen (I am also a senior citizen)

I am here (I am here)

because I was fortunate enough to have a job until I was able to retire (because I was fortunate enough to have a job until I was able to retire)

I want all of you (I want all of you)

to be able to do the same (to be able to do the same)

 

-- Monica Yant Kinney

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