occupy orlando

Occupy Posterboard

During Occupy Orlando, a wide variety of people came to have their voices heard. The following are some of my favorite posterboard quotes of the day:

“This may not be my job, but it’s my occupation”

“Teachers are the job creators”

“I’m in the 99%, I can’t afford a lobbyist”

“I’m a public school teacher and I pay more taxes than GE”

“‘If the people of the nation understood the banking system, I believe there would be a revolution by tomorrow morning’ -Henry Ford”

“People are too big to fail”

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Occupy Orlando

Finally got a chance to take part in an Occupy march this morning! I have been to Occupy Orlando a few times over the last couple weeks, including almost the entire first day and still had managed to miss marching every time until now. So glad that I was able to be a part of this today, very powerful. Great people and good vibes. It is interesting how, while there are certain things that everyone is involved with and the movement agrees on to some extent, the ideas can also be extremely varied. It’s refreshing to see that people can bond over their similarities and address their differences with civility. I’m sure there are exceptions, but that is the approach I have seen every time that I have been there.

A lot of people criticize the Occupy movement because of a lack of focus. Sometimes, I agree with this, but I have to say that my opinion changes like the weather. However, I always will disagree with those that say there is NO POINT to all of the demonstrations, because to me it is important just to bring attention to the fact that there are very big problems around the world. It is important to demonstrate that we aren’t apathetic.

Between the late hour and the little sleep I had the night before I know this wasn’t exactly concise, but I really felt the need to write or ramble something before I turned in for the the night.

fire.

Every time I go downtown to help with the Occupy movement I get this immense fire and passion for this movement. It honestly kills me every time I have to leave and go to work and slave away for my minimum wage and shut up about all of it. 

I want to scream at the top of my lungs.

Instead I will have stand there and make tacos. 

I hate tacos. 

“If we all stand together we have the potential to make a real change.”

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Shot and edited by Full Sail University students at Occupy Orlando.