Occupy Seattle: Octogenarian activist Dorli Rainey on being pepper-sprayed by Seattle police, importance of activism
Eighty-four-year-old activist Dorli Rainey tells Keith about her experience getting pepper-sprayed by the police during an Occupy Seattle demonstration and the need to take action and spread the word of the Occupy movement. She cites the advice of the late Catholic nun and activist Jackie Hudson to “take one more step out of your comfort zone” as an inspiration, saying, “It would be so easy to say, ‘Well I’m going to retire, I’m going to sit around, watch television or eat bonbons,’ but somebody’s got to keep ’em awake and let ’em know what is really going on in this world.”
Please take a few minutes out of your day to watch this video. I was born and raised here in America and have always been proud of that fact. I still am. Regardless of whether or not you agree with the OWS movement’s agendas, as a human being, you must agree that the police/local governments response to it has gotten out of control. These pictures are hard to look at but they should be seen. The fundamental ideals our country is founded on are being corrupted and citizen’s rights are clearly being ignored.