Response to Gelder

I couldn’t agree more with Gelder. Occupy Wallstreet changes so many things, it’s hard to even know where to begin. It changes how people see their governments and how they live their lives, it has changed how protests are done and run, it heavily increases the awareness of the power of social media to the government, the public, and the media. It changes how we see the future and how we look at the past. It changes how we view our heads of state, depending on their response to this movement. It changes people’s hopes for the future, and their feeling of hopelessness and despair for a world that seems to be tearing itself apart. It changes how protesters communicate and share their ideals and ideas, both with those in the protest and those who want to know more. It changes so many things, and some we haven’t even come across yet. We won’t know till some time down the road how this will change the governments and nations that this movement has touched. We don’t know how this will change future protests, and the responses to them from the media, government and the public. We don’t know how this will change the curriculum in schools and whether it will be praised as a crowning achievement in the history of non-violent protest, or it will be a short sentence in the textbook of world history. Only time can answer these questions, but they are such important questions, I can’t wait to find out the answers.


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