Love it or Leave it, John…
A few weeks ago my friend John and I enjoyed everyone’s favorite Scientologist, Tom Cruise, in his Oscar nominated roll as Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July. At one point in the film Cruise says, “Love it or leave it, that’s what I think!” And that was that. Since that moment, this phrase has been used almost ad nauseam in our everyday conversation.
“I’m headin’ to school, JP.”
“Love it or leave it, Dave.”
“Lets go play some tennis.”
“Love it or leave it, John.”
“Internet just shit the bed on us.”
“Love it or leave it.”
It was no surprise then, that the phrase was on repeat in my head as I made my way through the Occupy DC crowd yesterday at Freedom Plaza in downtown DC. As most of you know, this “movement” of sorts got its start a few weeks ago on Wall Street. The Occupy Wall Streeters have stayed the course, so to speak, and have been rewarded with unions joining and other “occupations” sprouting up across the country, including in Minneapolis and San Francisco. This blog is for photos and not politics, so think what you will. Side note for my fellow photogs: everything was shot at f8 or higher, about 4 stops out of my comfort zone. Necessary for growth, I suppose, but a bokeh-less protest could be argued as un-American. Love it or leave it.