It might be a part – time protest, but does it really undermine its authenticity?
I think that it’s pretty awesome that people bother to step away from their private lives, get together, organize themselves to articulate the vision for a better society. Despite rain and cold.
I went there yesterday to see it myself, to get beyond the media stories about – ‚people who protest because they have nothing else to do’. The mood is of a big sharing – you can get a free meal, hot tea and even use the multi – faith prayer room. But it really is something more than collective camping and a lot fun – there is a sense of very human, very real and authentic desire to take responsibility for making a world more human place to be.
I met there George and Paul ( guys with the paper on the photo) who were sharing the big news with me – apparently a top person (forgot the position) of St Paul’s said yesterday he would resign his post if police will move a camp. A nice little victory for the protesters – I wished them luck, but they responded: – We do not need luck, we need love.
Murdoch media said that they were there because they had nothing else to do. I saw many different people – students, NGO activists, people working from their tents and cute ladies who could be my grandmas – different age, color and background.
This is what a Big Society is Mr Cameron. Society that cares. The society I feel proud to be part of.