|“Supporters of the DREAM Act in Chicago”-December 8, 2010|
So with all of this talk about the 99%, I have just a few quick questions for the majority of you:
Where the fuck were you when DREAMers lay their bodies on the line?
Where the fuck were you when DREAMers went on hunger strikes?
Where the fuck were you when DREAMers outed themselves over and over again in the media and public spaces?
What, were you at work?
Did you have a “previous engagement?”
Were you just all tuckered out from your long day as a visible and documented member of U.S. society?
Because here’s the thing, my privileged and clueless Occupiers, or at least the majority of you:
While you are fighting tooth and nail to retake things like a public plaza in Oakland, California, DREAMers continue to fight for their literal lives.
Don’t you dare tell me that your fight is their fight.
History has shown us many times that the word inclusivity isn’t in the Occupier’s lexicon, much less intersectionality.