June 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
Thanks, everyone, for helping to make last night’s etcetera meeting an excellent one. Brandon Everest, Matt Zymanski, and Carey Waldie - we appreciate what you brought to the meeting. As always, we couldn’t do it without the generosity of the Good Work Collective, and we wouldn’t go away quite as satisfied without Aroma’s fantastic coffee.
If you weren’t able to be there, the video should be up in a couple days (thanks, Scott Smith). We don’t have printed texts from last night, but we do have a couple quotes from the speakers. To read more, and to make the experience interactive, go to our Facebook page (just click the icon on the right side of the page). A number of discussions have already started – feel free to join in!
“As I see it, the primary thing that the “Occupy” movement has done is put social class discussion back on the table.”
“What is the American dream? Perhaps two things: the things we have, and the ideals we hold.”
“The American dream is all about the individual. What do *I* want? What do *I* need to do it achieve it? What are the implications of this on society?”
“There is a huge gap between our ideals and our reality. Something has to give.”
“I used to ask, ‘Why doesn’t somebody do something?’ Then realized, ‘Hey! I’m somebody!’”
“The real problem is unchecked greed.”
“Occupy has brought economic injustice to the forefront in the national discussion.”
“Personally, I have no problem with wealth; I just want to see fairness.”
“If you turn on the tap and clean water comes out, you’re a 1%’er.”
“Profit is not evil. It’s simply the oxygen that runs the company. Without profit, even a good company will close.”
“Don’t bring down the 1%. Raise the 99%.”
“The best insulation for injustice is knowledge and economic freedom.”
“My premise: The Biblical ethic is the best economic system.”