In New York City On September 21st the people came to say
It is time.
I was there - I am 62 years old and I was there in the Interfaith section - it was close to 400,000 people - they were all colors and all religions. We Pagan walked with Humanist Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Roman Catholics, Protestants, UU's, Atheists, etc. all colors and all walks of life.
It was the cleanest march I have ever seen - NO litter. And it stretched for 4 miles solid. It was absolutely amazing. It wasn't about having stars or heads of state marching - it was about the people coming together to say things MUST change. They came by bus and train, so many that at one point the service clogged and came to a standstill.
If there were paid people they were the organizers - and what is wrong with that? What is wrong with paying people for hard hard work? What is wrong with paying artists to do art? There were also folks paid to hand out leaflets on corners about a TV show - they were not in the march and not part of the numbers. In fact there were also hundreds of people just sitting on the sidelines watching the march and taking pictures.
I am thrilled by what these organizers did and accomplished. I am honored to have been a part of something so large and so important. It was an amazing experience and I hope so deeply that it will be a piece of making a difference.
We the people really care. I was there.
Now it is your turn to get out and do something that stands the test.
This Earth is precious and you need to be part of the solution not part of the complacent naysayer "cool" people - who are so not cool at all.
The time is now! The place is here on this Earth. It is now or never folks.