I've had some amazing experiences among the occupiers. Remind me to write these blog posts:
- Ian proposes, the Elders dispose
- Where are the Christians!?
- Advice: if you have to burn out, do it among old friends who love you (or, how to get the weight of the world off your shoulders)
- Sneaky First Baptist Baptists: they actually have been as innocent as doves and as quiet as snakes
- Personal: my brother's having a baby! (either my sister-in-law is pregnant or he got picked off by a facehugger)
- Could land swaps end the occupation one square foot at a time? e.g. If that private landowner down the street will rent us x square feet for $1/mo (all we can afford) to store our media gear, we will agree with her to remove our media tent and de-occupy the x square feet on which it had stood. We in Vancouver have demonstrated that we can keep our word when we say a tent is off limits in that zone. We have a good working relationship with the VPD if someone tried to invade that space against the consensus of the general assembly. Work for the legal team...formal contract laying out the cleanliness/noise/security/other conditions under which we would have broken faith with the landlord. We can de-occupy inch by inch without the city even getting involved. COMMENTERS: tell me why this is a bad idea.
Here's Springsteen sings We Shall Overcome, because we shall all be heard, we'll walk hand in hand, we shall live in peace, we shall all be free and we are not afraid, that's why. Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome someday.
Occupy doesn’t mean we hold on to this dirt, it means we will hold on. We shall overcome, someday.