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  • Emancipation Day, April 16th, 2012

    It's coming through a hole in the air, from those nights in Tiananmen Square.
    It's coming from the feel that this ain't exactly real,
    or it's real, but it ain't exactly there. From the wars against disorder,
    from the sirens night and day, from the fires of the homeless,
    from the ashes of the gay: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

    It's coming through a crack in the wall; on a visionary flood of alcohol;
    from the staggering account of the Sermon on the Mount
    which I don't pretend to understand at all. It's coming from the silence
    on the dock of the bay, from the brave, the bold, the battered
    heart of Chevrolet: Democracy is coming to the U.S.A.

    Leonard Cohen

    Democracy is coming, though it seems so far away.
    Democracy is coming, there will be a brighter day.

    Democracy is coming, you can feel it in the air.
    Democracy is coming from the blood on Tianamen Square.

    Democracy is coming, in the tide that turns at last.
    Democracy is coming, from the ashes of our past.

    Democracy is coming from the tears that we have shed.
    Democracy is coming and it will redeem the dead.

    Democracy is coming, you can hear its distant drum.
    Democracy is coming, you can hear the joyful hum.

    Democracy is coming, and there is no turning back.
    Democracy is Hope and Justice coming down the track.

    So seize the Dream,, get strong, get tough: let’s build a brand new nation
    And write a new agenda for the true Emancipation.

    (Collage Poster by Alex in the OCCUPY! Collection,
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