Saturday, October 22, 2011
the warm daylight
I had to work a good part of today, a Saturday, which wasn't easy because it was a beautiful October day outside. I did walk over to the Occupation a couple times and sat in the warm sun and had a great long discussion with two guys who were new to the site. These are just normal guys, not radical at all like the public image the media tries to present of the Occupiers, and were excited by what they saw. Over the past several days, I've been having good talks with Veterans for Peace members that are represented in the Occupy Minnesota encampment (I'm a veteran, you know, and I'm also for peace). I'm finding that I also do well chatting with hard-core socialists. I'm a believer in capitalism, of course -- after all, I'm a business owner -- but I'm a believer in socialism too. They're both right and they're both wrong. The answers are at neither extreme and are somewhere in the middle. At least, that's the way I see it.