According to the jesus myth, the character xians refer to as "lord" and "king of kings" in the most aristocrat-worshipping, un-American style, was born, lived and died poor.
So on his supposed birthday, take a minute to consider how our obscenely-wealthy-worshipping society is treating the poor today.
Last week's Nation issue is devoted to America's disappearing social safety net. Each article is more outrageous and inspiring than the last.
Imagine that: a president signing a law that asked for, even paid for, grassroots participation to shape policies and decide priorities. It sounds utopian now—even under a president who once worked as a community organizer—but as OWS has reminded us, sometimes the size of the demand is the measure of a movement.
Read them all.