Occupy Wall Street morphs into Occupy Sandy to quickly address the hurricane victims’ needs.
Occupy Sandy gets that the hurricane’s destruction was not an isolated event. Many of the people hit hardest are disenfranchised by society. Their problems don’t end when the recovery does. When FEMA and the Red Cross move on, happily ever after doesn’t start for the old, the poor, the infirm, and the ill. Occupy Wall Street recognizes that there is no normal for those at the bottom to go back to. They recognize that the path our country is on is only making things worse for those at the bottom.
Perhaps the most important thing OWS can do is help our country realize that not every citizen can participate meaningfully in our economy. Not everyone can pull themselves up by their boot straps. Not everyone has the God given tools to improve their lives. OWS succeeds if we realize that society should not measure its success by the heights the 1% rise to, but instead by improving the standard of living for those at the bottom.
It doesn’t hurt when they demonstrate that the will of a compassionate society can be used to help out, even if that help doesn’t last forever.
Click the following link for info on how to help Sandy victims. http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/