Nov 30 2011
Dear Goddess, What can the Occupy Movement teach us about prayer?
We pray for the safety of the people who are beaten.
We pray that the message of the Occupy Movement gets heard by more and more people.
We pray that career politicians get voted out for once and for all.
Take Joe Pitts for instance. This man is like a fossil in the political scene of Lancaster County and has been for years and years and years. His followers are fossils too.
Joe Pitts held a town hall meeting the other evening, and Occupy Lancaster showed up and made their opinions known. Tomaso, my husband, was there. He turned it to a distraught Joe Pitts supporter and said, “You know who the Occupiers remind me of?”
The Pitts supporter said he did not know.
Tomaso said, “The Tea Party!”
About a year ago, the tea party was making quite a scene at town hall meetings all across the country. Joe Pitts and his supporters thought those protests were pretty cool.
But when the occupiers do the same thing, they are called renegades.
I hope that one of the Occupiers runs against Joe Pitts, and wins. Then the irony of the situation will be lost on no one.
Om Peace Amen