This guest post is from another talented writer, Flame Bridhesdottir. I first met her in the Shades of Faith book process and came to really enjoy her writing and professionalism. She wrote this piece for Daughters of Eve and for her personal blog. Considering the incredible events this week with the Occupy movement, more voices are being heard. Enjoy!
An Open Letter to the Not-the-99-Percent
by Flame Bridhesdottir
Well well well, I see some of you out there don’t want to be considered part of the 99%. You’ve worked hard, pulled yourself up by your bootstraps, have a savings account, pay your bills on time, and have managed to escape the latest round of layoffs. Naturally you don’t want to be tarred with the same brush as a bunch of liberal, unemployed lay-abouts with no clear agenda! You’re a purpose filled, driven individual who is smart, yessiree, and you’ve got better things to do with your time than support those stupid protesters. Why, you’ve got shopping to do, and TV to watch, and Farmville to play. Besides, those free-loaders should be looking for jobs instead of exercising their Constitutional right to assemble. The only amendment worth a fig anyway is the Second one. If they didn’t follow the rules, they shouldn’t be surprised that they’re unemployed, and that the police are fracturing their skulls.