Occupy Christmas: Community Is The Greatest Gift [Video]

It’s already December 5th. That means there are only 19 shopping days left until THE BIG DAY.

All over the world, millions are making lists, racking up credit card debt and stressing out over how to find the perfect gift for their friends and family members.

But across the globe, something else is pushing back against this consumerism with an opposite and equal force. Occupy Wall Street has opened the eyes and hearts of the 99%, and many have started to realize that buying, consuming, working and dying isn’t the reason for the season.

People are starting to talk, share, listen, learn, laugh, cry and just simply CARE about each other again. The 99% is rediscovering what it means to be part of a living, breathing community. As a nation, we are starting to realize that our time, talent, and respect are the greatest gifts any society can exchange.

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Image via Occupy Lancaster PA

65 comments

Celestial E.
Celestial E.4 years ago

Thought you might like my Occupy themed
A Christmas Carol machinima film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9SBebs3A5I

Jan B.
Jan B.4 years ago

Wow very powerful....

Eddie Obler
Eddie O.4 years ago

Toby S. -- You're very welcome for the article and I'm glad you enjoyed it. It is definitely on the long side, but what it presents is very eye-opening and informative. It's truly nice to hear from someone on the inside, rather than all the surface BS and Spin presented by faux news and a few misinformed people on this sight.

And, of course, I would bet anything that these few misinformed people here won't even check out the article, as I feel they truly have no interest in learning the truth. They just want to keep spewing their incorrect, political spin that they've been getting from corrupt politicians, and faux news.

Anyway, I'm glad you took the time to read the article, and can only hope others will do the same. It's our responsibility to try our best to open up the eyes of those who closed their eyes and minds a while back. Things are changing and it's an exciting time to live, and be a part of this new revolution.

For anyone else interested in reading the article, it's at:
------ http://www.alternet.org/story/152305/confessions_of_a_gop_operative_who_left_%22the_cult%22%3A_3_things_everyone_must_know_about_the_lunatic-filled_republican_party?page=entire

Toby Seiler
Toby S.4 years ago

Thanks Eddie O., Great article. Long but very on topic and informative (from an insider). The kiddies will have a hard time understanding what's being said. It's almost a prediction... like must have been made by some... as they watched the fall of Rome approaching.

Stanley Balgobin
Stanley R.4 years ago

In the '50's and '60's it was the civil rights movement, 50 years later it's civil liberties. Make no mistake, we have economic slavery in America, the 99% are being oppressed by the Corporate power merchants. Our politicians have sold us out to lobbyists for the interests of Big Business. The working poor are being further driven into poverty, the elderly threatened by the impending loss of medicare benefits and their social security. Students are locked into massive debt, by increasing college fees and higher tuition costs. The super wealthy refuse to pay their fair share of taxes for the social programs to be funded. We have depleted funds for less. the hungry and homeless.. Christmas once a source of joy and celebration is now a time of fear and depression for many millions of Americans. The love and sharing has been removed from the spirit of Christmas. We the people need to stand up and OCCUPY, we are not a nation of cowards. We have been pushed too far, we are awake, there is an uprising, a growing protest for social and economic justice. We demand universal health care, funded by the end of the illegal and immoral occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. We demand free University education for all students, funded by a 92% tax on multi-millionaires and billionaires as the tax rate existed in 1960. We demand an end to price fixing, the price of gas in Venezuela is 6 cents/gal, funded by end of million dollar bonuses for CEO's and millions in taxes and fines for those Corpo

Stanley Balgobin
Stanley R.4 years ago

In the '50's and '60's it was the civil rights movement, 50 years later it's civil liberties. Make no mistake, we have economic slavery in America, the 99% are being oppressed by the Corporate power merchants. Our politicians have sold us out to lobbyists for the interests of Big Business. The working poor are being further driven into poverty, the elderly threatened by the impending loss of medicare benefits and their social security. Students are locked into massive debt, by increasing college fees and higher tuition costs. The super wealthy refuse to pay their fair share of taxes for the social programs to be funded. We have depleted funds for less. the hungry and homeless.. Christmas once a source of joy and celebration is now a time of fear and depression for many millions of Americans. The love and sharing has been removed from the spirit of Christmas. We the people need to stand up and OCCUPY, we are not a nation of cowards. We have been pushed too far, we are awake, there is an uprising, a growing protest for social and economic justice. We demand universal health care, funded by the end of the illegal and immoral occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. We demand free University education for all students, funded by a 92% tax on multi-millionaires and billionaires as the tax rate existed in 1960. We demand an end to price fixing, the price of gas in Venezuela is 6 cents/gal, funded by end of million dollar bonuses for CEO's and millions in taxes and fines for those Corpo

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

APATHY NO MORE!

Marilyn L.
Marilyn L.4 years ago

Thank you

Eddie Obler
Eddie O.4 years ago

For anyone who is “sincerely” caring about this country, and wants to open their eyes to what’s really going on, please click on the link below and read this article. The author, with many, many, years of inside experience, feels BOTH THE DEMOCRATIC AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTIES ARE ROTTEN, and presents his case in a very: clear, factual, thorough, way.

http://www.alternet.org/story/152305/confessions_of_a_gop_operative_who_left_%22the_cult%22%3A_3_things_everyone_must_know_about_the_lunatic-filled_republican_party?page=entire

John Mansky
John Mansky4 years ago

Thank You for the article...