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Speak Now to Forever Hold Our Peace

In October, 2010; a "ruly mob" of 150,000 to 200,000 people filled the National Mall, (from almost in front of the Capitol to the Washington Monument (at their own time and expense). They came for The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, DC. According to Jon Stewart, the event was intended to be for: "the 70–80 percenters," who do not hold extreme political views and lack a voice in the media” alongside Stephen Colbert.The overall spoof format did not detract from the effort to address the overall needs that the American people want to speak. They also want actual answers from their government that they don’t believe they are currently hearing.Just short of a year later, on September 17, 2011 Occupy Wall Street is born and to this day, refers to themselves a “leaderless resistance movement”.
I attended both of these events (by happenstance more than by intent); and at both, I remember the overall swell in the crowd of harmony and focus. It did not mat…