After watching the media coverage of the Occupy LA movement I was disheartened. It was decidedly glib. I moved my tent to City Hall the morning of October 28th and set an intention to stay for the duration.
Have you ever been asked what a leader is to you? Of course you have; we're obsessed with the worship of these few. But the Occupy movement has no place for them, which the mainstream media just can't understand.
Let's use the energy of these protests to fuel our internal boilers. And let's hope that the protesters, who are bringing attention to the unsustainability of the status quo, don't become victims of their own passivity.
If all of us protested each theological disagreement we have, there would be hundreds of protests every day. This is not the way to handle disagreements, as it will lead to chaos and societal disturbance.
A hunger strike is the ideal symbol of preparation for protest, for it teaches us that we are not our own source; God is. By recognizing that God is our source, we become dependant on God, and are now prepared for change.
Today I am joining arms with Cornel West and others to voluntarily land myself in the custody of the police. We are conducting non-violent civil disobedience to put a Stop to the NYPD policy of "Stop & Frisk."