If you’re a regular fan, you know by now that I’m a pretty pessimistic guy (some may say realistic but in a sense, that comment right there is pessimism in itself). But sometimes people look to art for inspiration. And that’s what this week’s Dustinland is about. A little something inspiring for all those people out there protesting injustices around the world and trying to actually make some real change happen for once.
I think Egypt proved that protest can in fact make a difference, even in today’s modern world, and despite the continuing troubles they’re having over there, it’s still a good example for us here: If a country like Egypt can eject a military commander from office after 30 years, a supposed democracy like ours should be able to redefine our electoral and political process just enough to prevent corporate interests from counteracting the will of the people. In a sense, fighting corporate money in politics is even harder than ousting a single politician, but Occupy Wall Street has already made a good start just by getting their point out there and opening up the discussion.
Regarding my comparisons between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street, it’s pretty clear that this is an interesting time in our country’s recent history. People on both sides of the political divide have had it with their supposed representatives in government, and are starting to say “Fine, if the Republicans or the Democrats won’t truly stand up for what I believe in and accomplish something, then I’ll get up there myself and make something happen without them.” As for the phony politicians and FOX News “conservatives” who are putting down Occupy Wall Street, you’re making a big mistake. Most people in this country don’t have a ton of sympathy for the people behind the financial meltdown. So if you want to stick up for them, go for it. See where that gets you.