This needs reblogging:

Sweet Support of the Day

This is something I saw at The Daily What that needed to be passed forward:

Sweet Support of the Day: The Occupy Wall Street demonstrators just received an encouraging nod from two of their highest profile supporters to date: Ben & Jerry.

“We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled by our personal convictions and our Company’s mission and values, wish to express our deepest admiration to all of you who have initiated the non-violent Occupy Wall Street Movement and to those around the country who have joined in solidarity,” said the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors in a statement just posted to the company’s official site.

In addition to their kind words, the ice cream brand’s board also submitted a list of issues raised by the movement that they feel “are of fundamental importance to all of us”:

  • The inequity that exists between classes in our country is simply immoral.
  • We are in an unemployment crisis. Almost 14 million people are unemployed. Nearly 20% of African American men are unemployed. Over 25% of our nation’s youth are unemployed.
  • Many workers who have jobs have to work 2 or 3 of them just to scrape by.
  • Higher education is almost impossible to obtain without going deeply in debt.
  • Corporations are permitted to spend unlimited resources to influence elections while stockpiling a trillion dollars rather than hiring people.

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Heinrich Heine sings the hits

““In dark ages people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than a man who can see. When daylight comes, however, it is foolish to use blind, old men as guides.” 
― Heinrich Heine