About a half-dozen tents have been set up to house the occupiers, and the park has been turned into a small village.
Unfortunately, bank CEO’s don’t hang out in Westlake Park, especially on the weekends (perhaps an occupation of Medina would cause a little more anxiety amongst the ruling class?) … and as the homeless and working people of Seattle looked on, I wondered if this wasn’t more preaching to the choir.
I engaged a few sign-holders, shook their hands, and told them that I appreciated what they were doing — but I did gently express my trepidation about the means to achieve the end. I didn’t want to discourage them, I only wanted to provide a small amount of food for thought while I wished them well.
I guess you have to start somewhere, and camping out is still a specious catalyst for widespread change.
My greatest hope is that this will be the beginning of something far bigger and more effective.