Russell Simmons To OWS: “Fight Right Or Go Home”
Entrepreneur and activist Russell Simmons is a strong supporter of Occupy Wall Street and has been there in solidarity many days. He has an important message for the protesters:
I’m hearing reports from the field about throwing bottles and cans in Oakland. I understand the frustration – I over-stand it! But real change – the change that got blacks the right the vote, that freed South Africa, that ended Vietnam – they were all NON-VIOLENT. For a reason. They had MORAL POWER. This is the power that Christ harnessed…
Throwing cans and bottles can may make you feel OK, but it’s not real change. It’s a distraction. We don’t NEED bottles. What we have that they didn’t have during the 60’s, we have a new way to organize. We are connected via mobile phone, facebook, twitter, and platforms like GlobalGrind.com. We got the people! America is with us. 88% of America AGREES that corporate power has too much influence on poltiics and Washington. They AGREE with getting our government away from the grips of corporate control.
Good for Russell. He is exhibiting the kind of leadership OWS needs.Click here for reuse options!
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