What worries me . . .

At readings I remind people that during the civil rights troubles in Mississippi, a relatively few people were able to silence an entire State.

On the national stage, with dissent labeled treason and a desire for less income inequality labeled class warfare, I worry that a few people may be able to silence an entire country.

That’s why, messy and unfocused as they may be, Occupy Wall Street brings me cheer.

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  1. Thank you Norma. The OWS movement (is it too soon to call it that?) feels wonderfully familiar. Hearing that statistics about an increase in numbers of people who think that tax raises for the top percentages is now a logical and needed idea. I bless all who are volunteering time and comfort to say what is true. And it is the energy of the civil rightists and anti-war marchers. Time has come again.

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  2. Thanks Norma–It’s time to keep the few from bullying the many.

    If you haven’t seen this video that includes Elizabeth Warren, it’s worth viewing:
    http://www.youtube.com/user/lancebaxter#p/c/5F017A0E31588F76/0/wK1MOMKZ8BI

    Elizabeth Warren (born Elizabeth Herring, June 22, 1949) is an American bankruptcy expert, policy advocate, law professor, and United States Senate candidate. She chaired the oversight of the 2008 U.S. banking bailout, and led the conception and establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She is also a professor of law at Harvard Law School, where she has taught contract law, bankruptcy, and commercial law, and has written several academic and popular books concerning the American economy and personal finance.

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