Looking Down, Rising Up

By October 13, 2011Uncategorized

“We are not dreamers, we are the awakening from a dream which is turning into a nightmare. We are not destroying anything, we are merely witness to how the system is gradually destroying itself. We all know the classic scene from cartoons: the cat reaches a precipice, but it goes on walking, ignoring the fact that there is no ground under its feet; it starts to fall only when it looks down and notices the abyss. What we are doing is just reminding those in power to look down…”

—Slavoj Zizek speaks to Occupy Wall Street, October 9, 2011

For more on this preoccupying moment:
http://www.thenation.com/article/163844/occupy-wall-street-most-important-thing-world-now

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2011/10/remaining-human-a-buddhist-perspective-on-occupy-wall-street/