The beginning is nearby Tyler Houghton on 10/10/14
The beginning is near
I.. I believe... I believe that... I believe that we... I believe that we can... I believe that we can win! I believe that we can win! I believe that we can win!
As I sit in the JFK airport on my journey home, this chant sends goose bumps across my body like a uncontrollable title wave. Because effects of drastically accelerated climate warming and the lack of serious response, cheers swept throughout the People's Climate March. Showing the UN's climate summit the world community is organized, ready to challenge for climate policy reformation. Four Hundred thousands people's voices like a wave crashing to and fro, preeminently imprinted, continually enforcing this "we can win" mentality upon my conscious; I believe that we can win, I believe that we can win. People unified with purpose, coming together to say we will never be defeated. We demand our country along with world leaders take immediate action to reform our system, to revamp our long term plans and policies in regards to the future of our climate crisis.
There are many enities in Western culture which believe global warming is a hox, their main stream properganda discredits current scientific facts and data surrounding the single most important global issue of the 21st century. With individuals and organizations pouring uncontrolled amounts of cash into false ideals supporting climate deniers, we the people organize. Koch brothers and General Electric to hold in example, please though do not hold these entities enemies no matter the validation. When the exampled entities use this personal profit to develop methods veiling what scientist are calling the primary cause of the sixth extinction, a conflict of interest is not the only repercussion to arise over time. A culture of misdirection and biased opinions flood our social norms, adverting our focus from increasingly worsening weather patterns seen across the globe. They advert our attention to fashion and trending consumer "wants".
As I sit in the airport, forced to listen to the very same propaganda explained above, the news caster makes subjective remarks in a ten second segment about a sit-in held the day after the PCM, #floodwallst. #floodwallst holds a verity of sentiments which should be taken whole heartedly, two primary worries money corruption and classism. I flooded Wall St. because the current location of Wall St. will become flooded if sea leaves continue to rise. I flooded Wall St. because we the people are unpleased by the on going Wall St. activity, capitalizing on war time production. I sit in because when the news reporter subjectively reports "Wall St. is proud in their ability to stay open, able to conduct business as usual even in the most severe costal storms which shut down New York City!" She reports with a condescending expression on her face, "these protestor were actually trying to shut Wall St down." As if, the idea of 100 people collectively sacrificing themselves arrested in the name of climate justice. As if, the story was no more than coverage of an adolescent attempt to disrupt- Wall St operation. She hopefully not purposely, fails to mention the effects of these same storms Wall St. is capable to power through, destroyed many east coast communities; displacing millions. This idea of misconstruing and withholding, the truth, the subjective slandering of peaceful protests aimed to stop the continual exploitation of our earth, the poisoning of our air and media, the warming of our oceans is why- I march.
While the Koch organization thrives on Wall St. they help keep people blind, hiding the cost of managing our finite resources maintaing a neoliberalistic profit benefiting a few. I march to show my humans there is another path, one in which we can all profit. However, not profit in the current since of the word, profit form actual gain because the choices we make every day may move us forward. Profit in the name of humanity. This concept to some is so foregin, the consumerism personality will defend the current paradigm at all cost to sanity, this is why I sacrifice my life. I willingly sacrifice my higher education, my career, my relationships to show our humans there is another path. A path of full inclusion, ecological justice is the way to a world of sustainably. A world where people can thrive without future generations being taxed on oxygen, taxed on time, taxed on life. The time is now, we all must sacrifice a portion of our life to transcend humanity to a higher level of consciousness. The people rise like the water, to clam this crisis down. In the words of my great grand daughter, we must shut Wall St. down!