Cobra here, I guess I’ll make an attempt at a bio. I don’t know about anyone else, but I hate doing bios. I suppose I’ll just give you my Occupy life. I joined OccupyMpls Oct. 7th, 2011. I was currently working for a non-Profit organization doing IT work. I honestly wasn’t sure what to do with myself at Occupy. The second day of Occupy I decided to join a committee. I attempted to join the media committee and was told they would let me know. I never heard anything back. This was kind of discouraging.
Since I wasn’t really qualified to do anything else, I wasn’t sure what to do. I kept walking around the “Peoples Plaza” feeling like I should be doing something there, but not knowing what it was. I ran into some of the medics, and they all seemed like some really cool people. They encouraged me to take a free street medic class through the Experimental College of the Twin Cities (excotc.org). I took the class and joined the team. I went on some actions and had finally felt like I was doing something for the movement.
I started to meeting more people and learning more about politics. I then started learning more about how our Occupy worked. Everybody was really nice and for the first time in my life I felt comfortable speaking in front of a bunch of people I didn’t know. I started thinking more for once in my life. I wasn’t just a mindless stooge playing video games and going to work and sleeping anymore.
Occupy has reawakened me. After years of the fire in my heart being dormant, it once again burst into flames. I had given up on the world. I had been around all of these people that just did drugs and drink complaining about what was going on. None of these people really cared enough to do anything though. I started to give up thinking this world was never going to do anything. I had given up in myself.
When I came to Occupy I saw this thing, this idea. I saw a group of people come together. None of the people knew each other, and yet they all came together in the place with this idea. Maybe we can change this world. I started hearing what everyone was talking about and started believing. Finally that fire in my heart burst out and my heart was engulfed in flames. I started to realize this world had a chance.
So hear I am now. I joined the O-Team because I believe in this movement and I want to do whatever I can to help it grow. Anyway, that’s about all I got, I suppose if you have any questions, you can feel free to comment and I’ll do my best to check in from time to time and post some replies. Thanks for reading and hope you Occupy the $#!7 out of this world!
Live long and prosper,