Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The meaning of Mohamed Bouaziz; the weariness of Dr. Marylin Sewell

She writes,
I am weary of hearing well-meaning friends question the Occupy Wall Street phenomenon. They ask, "What do they want? They don't have any clear goals -- how can they hope to bring about change?"
I want to ask:
"What was the meaning of Gandhi's fasts? "
"What was the meaning of the Watts riots?"
"What is the meaning of the young Syrian who set himself on fire because he could find no job, and started the Arab Spring?"
The Meaning of Occupy Wall Street - Marilyn Sewell

The Syrian was really a Tunisian.  He had a name.  A quick google would have told you he was Mohamed Bouaziz. His picture at left.

I’m tired of UUs who conflate rich American kids disrupting free elections in Iowa ( They heckled and interrupted candidates on several occasions, often to chant a prepared script.) with brave people who give their lives for the right to have elections and vote.

I’m weary of UU leaders too lazy to get their facts right.  Too seek the truth and a then honor the name of a Martyr for Democracy: Mohamed Bouaziz

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