(From Part I, These are true signs of our Times/)
The greatest protest of our generation is seeking change in all shapes and sizes. You can see it in the signs the demonstrators carry, writing the letters out really big with magic markers so that passersby need not squint to get the messages.
There is not just one message, but many, which all have one thing in common: a belief that our world can do better for all and not just the few, the ninety-nine percent making $55,000 a year (per family) or less, as opposed to the one percent controlling some 40 percent of the wealth in the United States of America. They don’t want your money, Mr. Entrepreneur, only your attention for a moral and ethical way of life that takes into consideration more than the Almighty dollar.
Here are a few of the signs of our time:
What would you do if you were president?
Heal America. Bring Them Home. Be Honest. Promote Personal Responsibility. Keep Jobs Here. Learn from Our Mistakes. Be the Change that You Want to See. Honor Veterans. Living Wage for All. Talk to Our Enemies. End Oil Dependency. Inspire Our Youth. Keep an Open Mind. Value All Families. Think About Our Grandchildren. Champion the Arts. Try Peace. Be the Change that You Want to See. Listen. Take Care of the Elderly. Eliminate Poverty. Restore Human Rights. Build Stronger Bridges. Rebuild New Orleans. Pray. End Corporate Influence. Give Diplomacy a Chance. Include Everyone. Nurture Nature. Make Friends with the World. Support Small Farms. Make College Affordable. Love Our Teachers. Empower Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things. Promote Transparency. Paint the White House Green. Educate Everyone. Change Government. Make Levees, Not War! Take Care of the Polar Bears. Stop the Politics of the Past. Stand for Change. Be the Change You Want to See.
For a video from where these signs originated, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RyS3NasuRk&w=560&h=315.