It was quite the day in Vancouver at the Occupy Vancouver site, and for me, coming off pneumonia and this leg of mine, it has taken its toll. I’ve been on the couch all evening, but will have a full report with photos tomorrow.
For now, I will say that the Vancouver Sun has the most accurate story coverage, in my opinion, of what I have seen so far. The crowd was not the young, left hippie socialist slackers many painted the rally to be attended by, but a really solid mix of young, old, families and for the most part, just a heck of a lot of average people like myself.
There were some real nuts in attendance to be sure, and while the rally could be considered by most accounts a fair success, there were definately some ups and downs. Having watched it from the point of view of being on stage and seeing what was unfolding up there, likely gave me a different perspective than those on the ground, but I will talk more about that tomorrow. Certainly I have never, ever, seen a demonstration organized..( or un-organized? ) quite like this one.
Before I hit the sack, I just want to thank everyone who came up and introduced themselves,from near and far, and it was extremely humbling for me to hear your kind words of support. More than a few brought me to tears, and you know who you are.
Let’s just say I have renewed hope that the tide is turning, and that it is because of people like you, out there at home, reading this right now.