I arrived at Zuccoti Park this evening just as the bells of the majestic Trinity Church were ringing seven times. It was immediately evident and extremely heartening to see, once again, that Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s grotesque and brutal attempt to break the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street movement has failed as utterly as have his equally grotesque and brutal attempt to “reform” the public school system.
There were groups there I’d never seen present before, particularly the 9/11 Truth people.
There was the beginning of a new library to replace the ample one that Bloomberg had ordered to be trashed.
There were the members of the unions that Bloomberg has tried to undermine or destroy. There was the announcement that the United Federation of Teachers were hosting an intergenerational dialogue about defending the social contract this Monday morning at UFT headquarters. There were the old and the young, the black and the white, the every religion and non religion under the moon, all united to say again and again and again until it is finally heard and made manifest: we are sick to death of the brutal, degrading rule by the Bloomberg’s of this world: America must change: America must live up to its promise: America must, at last, save itself from the reign of the insane.
The park was filled with the beaten but unbroken and it was beautiful to behold.