Occupy Thanksgiving


Recovering today from an over- dose of tryptophan, it oc- curred to us that it wouldn’t hurt the Occupy Wall Street folks — who still need some principles of unity, an agenda and a leadership structure — to take note of the Mayflower Compact  from 1620 (modernized a bit here) as a lesson in how to begin to bring order from chaos.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

Just sayin’.

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  1. avatar tonyseton says:

    Which one of you is wearing the blue hat in the photo?

  2. avatar chrisfinnie says:

    When the TV crews showed up to film all the cooks preparing for the community dinner, one of my fellow volunteers declared to the reporter that, since he had to work a lot of hours, he was occupying the kitchen instead. But that he felt all the volunteers embodied the spirit of sharing and community the Occupy folks want. I applauded. The next day when we surveyed all the food we had, I asked the volunteer coordinator if I could take some to Occupy Santa Cruz. She declared that a wonderful idea and said, yes. So I did.

    Strikes me that the unity is doing just fine, thank you very much!

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