My speech at Occupy Wall Street Thanksgiving

Honored to be invited to speak at Zuccotti Park using the now iconic people’s mic of the Occupy Movement. The content is largely what I’ve learned from and been inspired by the movement. Zuccotti Park/Liberty Plaza is not Tiananmen. And America is not a dictatorship, we can still change this country peacefully.
(the line breaks and dashes in the text are stops while People’s Mic repeats the speaker.)
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING, OCCUPIERS
HAPPY THANKSGIVING, brothers and sisters of the NYPD

I’m an exiled student from TIANANMEN 22 years.
As a new immigrant, a new American,
I am thankful
to that faithful winter,
when America’s first immigrants
were saved by NATIVE AMERICANS.
I am thankful
to you, occupiers,
You inspired me to be part of this.

That winter was the beginning
of the beginning of a great nation.
Like our forefathers – with a new-born Nation.
Occupy is in our infancy.
My goodness,
Doesn’t this baby cry loud!
Occupy is in our infancy.
This is a cry — from the heart of the world
Occupy is in our infancy.
We are thankful to other 99%ers.
Occupy is in our infancy.
we are even thankful to the 1%ers.
They have energized our movement,
when our non-violence stares down the ARROGANCE
OF CORRUPTED POWER

——–
Immigrants, are the 99%
The Jobless, are the 99%
Students, are the 99%
Labors, are the 99%
So are YOU
– you, the NYPD.
– You, the middle class.
– You, who has made money — through your honest hard work
– you all, — the responsible citizens —- of America,
Don’t keep your heads down – don’t just get along.
Step up and occupy — step up — STEP UP — and restore our democracy, to restore the American Dream.
We call upon all 99%ers — to step-up and occupy.
Occupy Wall Street,
Occupy your campuses,
Occupy the corrupted establishment,
Occupy your apathetic heart
– with flames of justice

———-
We dare to imagine
This is the beginning of the beginning for this great nation once again!
BECAUSE
The people united,
will never be defeated.
The people united, will never be defeated.
The people united, will never be defeated.
The people united, will never be defeated.

This is the beginning of the beginning for this great nation.
BECAUSE
We are unstoppable,
another world is possible
We are unstoppable, another world is possible!
We are unstoppable, another world is possible!
We are unstoppable, another world is possible!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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One Response to My speech at Occupy Wall Street Thanksgiving

  1. Le Chele says:

    I find it all very inspiring.

    “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.”- Gandhi

    http://sisterescape.blogspot.com/2011/11/occupy-wall-street-my-story.html

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