The New Paradigm Behind the Occupy Movement

I thought this video captured the spirit of community and vision perfectly.  It is populism, but more than populism.  It is fairness, but more than just fairness.  It is environmentalism, but more than environmentalism.  It is love.  Easy to say, but challenging to articulate.  You know it when you feel it.

Some will naturally say that such a world is impossible, but I say that such a world is not only possible, it is essential.

The old way is no longer viable.  The old way is isolating, painful, and destructive.  We can see the fruits of the old way in our filthy air,  in the dead dolphins washing up in the Gulf of Mexico, in strip mines that poison neighborhoods, in the mass species extinction that is happening right now as you read this.

Human lifespans are short.  What are we doing with our limited time here?  We could be creating, dreaming, building a beautiful society that empowers each individual to be their very best.  What we have now, my friends, is simply not working.  This dog-eat-dog philosophy and lifestyle does not inspire awe.  It’s not fun, it’s not life-affirming, and it’s unsustainable. Is this unfulfilling outmoded style of society worth clinging to?  Imagine a new paradigm.

The new society is being born, and there’s no stopping it.  Imagine the possibilities, and silence the programmed voice within that claims that change is impossible.  Imagine it.

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