it's been about 2 months of occupying cities to represent the 99% of the population that is not extremely wealthy or greedy. as the momentum gained and spread to cities outside of america, i started to feel energized that finally a social movement was beginning to wake the masses from their slumber of lethargy and apathy. it feels like i've grown up my whole life missing out on that sense of consciousness, where there is a shared sense of active participation toward justice. i have always been interested in and captivated by the Civil Rights Movement. i grew up in america without that fight for human rights. it has occurred in other parts of the world in different ways, at different times, in the past 40 years, but right now the entire world is connected through the internet and something is stirring in the hearts of people who are fed up and tired of economic or political oppression..
"Now is the time when every follower of Bahá'u'lláh must cling fast to the Covenant of God, resist every temptation to become embroiled in the conflicts of the world, and remember that he is the holder of a precious trust, the Message of God which, alone, can banish injustice from the world and cure the ills afflicting the body and spirit of man. We are the bearers of the Word of God in this day and, however dark the immediate horizons, we must go forward rejoicing in the knowledge that the work we are privileged to perform is God's work and will bring to birth a world whose splendor will outshine our brightest visions and surpass our highest hopes."
The Universal House of Justice ~
from a letter dated Naw-Ruz, 1979, to the Bahá'ís of the World
after reading the excerpt above by the beloved Universal House of Justice with its immeasurable insight and wisdom as gleaned from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, Abdu'l-Baha and the Guardian of the Baha'i Faith, i felt confirmed on how to utilize my energy and passion for all issues of justice in this world. i certainly haven't desired to partake of the occupation myself, but i like seeing that people are waking up and no longer willing to accept injustice in any of its forms. i know that the Message of Baha'u'llah is the banner which will raise up and unite everyone's hearts and transform our way of life in order to establish, once and for all, the cherished desire of world peace, justice and universal brotherhood throughout the world.