Today the Spot Collective moved forward on there project of reunification between the streets and low income elderly people. We had our Annual Christmas party at the low income elderly home in the east end and found out that street youth and elderly people have alot more in common then the rich would have us believe. The event started late, and both elderly and street organizors waited till last minite to get things done. The joke was old people and street youth always forget, are never on time and like to take pills (to police the last part is a joke and dont ruin our fun by quoting this out of context in some court document).
After preparing food youth and elderly people started by sharing stories, us with our experiance at the g20 and some of the negative problems that arise from listening to julian when he says trust me, them with stories of living through the Cuban revolution, joining the popular militia and the economic problems of socialist Romania. Some elderly people dropped by briefly but when realizing that the only words we had in Common in english were long live TITO, or the Chinese comrades saysing long live Mao and the friendship of Cuba and China we realised that you can only repeat the same slogan for so long before you have to say goodbye and we need more then Romanian and Spanish interperators. Given that all i remeber in Manderin is songs of Mao and smoking is cool, it should be someone else.
We also realized that we have quite a bit in common in terms of our marginalization. No one takes us seriously, no one listens to us and in life the only thing we have is what we fight for. We also realized that both our so called allies will ditch us when conveniant to them and must rely on ourselves to build the new society and solve our problems. The funniest part of the night was when the main Elderly organizor asked me, julian seriously where did you hide the rum?
We agreed that we would continue to bridge this divide that the rich have created between us and have more events where we wont leave everything to the last minute. We also realized that i suck at giving directions especially when I say the address is the red building on church and there are 6 red buildings on Church st.
We will contiue to implement our program and treat our elders, who keep our history with the respect they deserve, marching forward hand in hand to create the new society.