PROTESTS IN SUPPORT of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York have been growing in Seattle over the last few weeks. I can hear them, and occasionally see them, from my apartment, but until yesterday I never joined in. While I applaud those who voice their opinions through civil disobedience, I (and many others, it seems) was unclear on exactly what they were protesting.
I headed to Westlake Center for Occupy Seattle‘s planned march Saturday evening. Signs and statements ranged from reasonable to comical to Communist. I didn’t agree with everything I heard and saw, but that’s not the point. The point is when this many people ranging so drastically in ages, religious beliefs, political beliefs, occupations and personalities come together because they feel something is wrong, it’s probably worth paying attention to what they have to say.