American Epitaph: a novel to support struggling Americans and Occupations nationwide
By Damien Darby
Contributing writer for End the Lie
That event was my first peek behind the veil, and I became determined to understand the truth about my country and its relationship to the world.
Most importantly I needed to know where it was headed now that the control paradigm had been exposed.
Back in 2008, people would ask me if my book was fiction or not. Of course I thought at the time it was completely fictional.
A book about a contemporary version of the American Revolution and in some respects the collapse of modernity itself taking place a few years down the road, from the fallout of the economic collapse to geopolitical moves seemed wholly fictional.
But here we are in 2011 and it is not really fiction any longer.
When the OWS movement began that was the last straw. I knew I had something that needed to be shared, not only with the Occupation effort itself nationally, but with every American I could reach.
It speaks volumes for the movement and who we are. It explains through two interconnecting and increasingly plausible storylines why we are doing what we are doing.
After its publication as an eBook I have spent countless hours trying to spread it around within the movement.
I emailed literally hundreds of Occupy sites from cities spanning the entire United States and Canada because I believe it is a poster child piece of literature for our generation, era, and revolution. If our grandchildren want to know where our head was at in this time they could pick up my book and get a perfectly clear idea.
Then I realized it could become of even more value to the cause. I could use it to help raise money for the movement. These people who are out there camping in tents through these weather conditions, in this kind of political climate, and facing the police state are heroes in my humble opinion.
Occupy Seattle is closest to me but these patriots are being routed out by the big boys all over the country.
In fact, within moments Occupy Los Angeles is going to come under some serious resistance as the state government has decided to “evict” them.
The establishment literally has the money printing machines in their offices. Their disinformation, PR, and smear campaigns are ruthless and will continue to intensify. Our Occupy Camps need funding and I need to help.
So, I am determined to get my eBook in front of all the people I can and spread my message. They can read an important novel about our times and fund a revolution at the same time.
I am going to buy them blankets, food, clothing, heat generators, art supplies for signs, etc. I believe in my work, and if it can bring in enough, I would like to be able to buy them adequate legal representation, and everything else they need to be successful.
This money would be clean grassroots money, not dripping with political/private interest and corruption. From there, the sky is the limit. I would basically spread out and send money to as many Occupy groups as could be afforded. That is the plan.
The book is inexpensive at $2.99 and I would like to be able to donate at least 50% of every dollar I make.
Why is it not free? It is not because I am a poster child for this collapse of my country, the epitome of the 99% that’s why.
I am 32 years old, a college graduate in 2007, and as I write this I live in a cross-generational one-bedroom apartment.
My mother, who is 78 years old, is supporting her youngest and oldest son. My brother and I have not been able to make any money since 2008.
First went the family home. Then the three-bedroom turned into one, and I sleep on the floor every night now and my clothes are falling apart.
We used to be a middle class family and now we are one step away from the worst case scenario.
I have no job and no potential work and neither does my nearly 60 year old brother. All I have is my writing; it is pretty much our only hope.
I want to give 50% to the movement, which is trying to repair our union, and 50% to me and my family to try and save us.
It is wrong that my mother at 78 is still working, let alone being forced to take care of her grown sons. She will not last much longer, and if/when she loses her job, if nothing changes, we are all going to be on the street.
Buying this book will give you a look into where we are, and where we are headed if nothing changes. It will also help fund a movement trying to take back America and it will assist an American family that has been here since the original colonies, a part of the 99%, who are severely on the ropes.
Edited by End the Lie
Note: I was not paid or offered any compensation for posting this or editing this post, I was simply contacted by Damien earlier tonight via email, and he asked if I could help him out. I take every opportunity to assist my readers, especially in times as tough as these.
I put this up hoping that a few people with some extra Federal Reserve notes could assist a struggling American family and help support Occupy Seattle as well.
Please share this with your friends to help him out and continue true grassroots funding of the Occupations.