The Faces of Occupy Wall Street – Miles Stryker

October 17, 2011 § Leave a comment

“I’m 65. I’m actually trying to fight for what I considered to be justice, economic justice. You work hard, you make your living, you live your life, your children care, your families are available for education. All of the corporations are stopping that because of greed. Greed, greed, greed. Money, money, money. Power, power, power.
I have been doing this for forty years. I started out in the Civil Rights movement in the south and forty some years later here I am in the middle of San Francisco asking Americans to look at the same thing: equality, justice, freedom, peace. But if that peace means giving up your freedom to the corporations then no peace. No justice. So I’m here joining people all over this world. And how can one not be a part of basically defend the future. I think that’s what we are here to do. We are here to defend the future.
If we let corporate greed run wild we see what it does. It kills mother earth. It destroys our children. It creates a massive amount of desires that are not needed. The Native Americans have a saying ‘the love of possessions is a disease with them.’ I think that’s one of the things that the capitalist society needs to face. It’s not only possessions. It’s money. It’s power. It’s control.
You have a bunch of stupid, ignorant White men running the whole world and it’s gotta stop if the world is going to continue to exist. That’s why I’m here.”

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