We have protesters in downtown Cleveland. They are a carry over of the ones on Wall Street. It rained yesterday so they set up their tents on the sidewalk next to Public Square - they are truly camped out. Typical, young, excited about changing the world and oh-so willing to blame the "establishment." I remember those days. We didn't trust anybody over the age of 30. And, now, I'm part of the "establishment" and I have to smile - not at these young people, but with them. I had the opportunity to talk to a few. I asked what are they protesting for or against. A couple mentioned economic and social justice, corruption, and greed.
Me, too. I'm against all those things.
And, a couple had cheat sheets in their pockets that they brought out to read or refer to when telling me why they are protesting. It was all typed, nice and neat. I asked if I could have one of the sheets to share, but I was refused. When I pressed them to tell me something that they were "personally" protesting for or against, I was told by one young man that his college tuition should be paid by the government, another has a college degree and cannot find a job and the government should help, and another is fighting for all the little people.
I applaud passion and enthusiasm in wanting to be a part of change. I respect the right to display dissent. Just convince me that you truly believe in what you are protesting.