16 hours and counting.
Tomorrow, I will be speaking at Occupy Vancouver.
Tonight, I am thinking about how I will feel when I stand to face the masses for the first time. I think I will be in awe at the sight of everyone, a little overwhelmed, and don’t be surprised if I need a moment to take it all in.
Then I will speak from my heart, with the facts and truths I have written about for so long.
There is something I want to address, something a lot of people have been asking me.
” Why are you participating in a lefty rally with a lot of nutters participating?”
Those of you who have been regular readers will of course, require no explanation. For those of you who are new, you may.
The answer is simple. I want to give some balance to some of what others may state, and some really important information that many people may or may not know about our government.
Frankly, I’m a bit sickened by some of the coverage, many of the assumptions and all of the hype, because certainly while we here in BC may not be in the same financial situation as those in the US right now… we are getting there and much of it has to do with the questionable financial commitments this government has made that are making investors happy all over the world.
The protesters aren’t all left wing, pot smoking hippies, and they aren’t all on welfare, nor all unemployed or drifting though life aimlessly at the whim of others.
There are middle class working men and women, families, and many seniors who are retired- or not- because many have to keep working small jobs to keep food on the table.
And all of us, are very angry.
We are all tired of seeing the same companies, getting the same contracts, the same pat on the backs from this government, and yet hearing there is no money for health or for education, and tomorrow we will let them know, enough is enough.
I’m not crazy. I’m not a lefty socialist whose going to rant about how hard done by I am.
What I am is a woman who cares very deeply about my children’s futures, this great land of ours, and making sure not just the corporate friends of government are given first priority, but truly, families first.
Something Christy knows very little about.
I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow who are planning on attending!