Another day of the occupation and once again people gather to bear witness to the broken system. At the FearLess Cottage, we stand with you. Both those of us here in the 99% and those of us in the 1%.
We were excited to recieve an image from a friend showing a New York protestor in a FearLessLoveMore t-shirt. Our care package obviously arrived and we're excited about that connection.
Netflix has smashed a record nobody wants. Their Qwikster brand name joined New Coke and The Arch Deluxe as all-time short-lived bad ideas. But in the case of Qwikster, they didn't pull the plug after agonizing for months or weeks. This bad idea got the hook in just days. In fact, for most of us, the whole event has taken place in a series of emails. Essentially, Qwikster happened so fast, it never even happened.
So if a brand falls in a forest and there is nobody that gives a shit, does it make a sound? It does. But it's not a horrible crashing sound. It's more of a funny little fart sound.
About six months ago, I wrote about the need for a new progressive political narrative, one rooted in possibilities and human potential rather than demonizing the opposition and shrill exclamations of failed policy. As we move into the fourth week of the now nationwide Occupy Movement, I think we may have found it.
Consider these words from Congressman Peter King (R-NY):
We have to be careful not to allow this to get any legitimacy,’ King warned. ‘I’m taking this seriously in that I’m old enough to remember what happened in the 1960′s when the left-wing took to the streets and somehow the media glorified them and it ended up shaping policy. We can’t allow that to happen.
Today's recipe, Jamaican Jerk Portabella Mushroom Burgers, is courtesy of Food.com. It's a fiery blend of peppers, spices and pepper jack cheese infusing portabella mushroom caps for a delicious vegetarian burger.