The Occupy movement and this web site are here because the Middle Class – the backbone of America, the very institution that made this country great, that made us a beacon of freedom to the world and made the American Dream the ideal of every individual struggling to eke out an existence in every third world backwater – is under attack.
Joblessness is clearly on the rise. The concept of a living wage is becoming a thing of the past, and benefits once accepted as customary are disappearing. Home values are in decline. Homeowners are being evicted by the thousands, often without proof that the forecloser even holds the mortgage. The cost of a college education is rapidly exceeding the means of the average person. Corporations are incentivized by our laws to locate their operations in foreign countries. And current law now permits those with unlimited means to spend with impunity and in virtual anonymity to fund the careers of politicians and promote the issues that most advance their interests, while the average person is relegated to a mere whisper in a cacophony of corporate-funded loud speaker systems.
If there was ever a time for grassroots action, it is now. If these issues resonate with you, please consider joining us, or a group like us. To learn more, use the menus above:
- Blog: A series of opinion pieces on issues related to the Occupy Movement.
- Chronicles: A chronicle of the activities of Occupy Friday Harbor.
- Upcoming Events: Notices of planned activities by Occupy Friday Harbor and related groups that you may be interested in participating in.
Because you don’t get the government you need. You get the government you deserve.
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