"I think 2014 has been a discouraging year; I really do. Nationally, the American public has been presented with a whole host of issues squarely, whether it's privacy, dragnet surveillance, police brutality, the systematic inequality and injustices you have. And we've seen absolutely no progress, and no response on a national level. Looking into 2015 there's really nothing that's gonna alter that gridlock and that kind of stagnation we have."
"So you're not optimistic?"
"No, I think the most optimism comes from grassroots social interaction. We're not seeing that. Or, what we *are* seeing is just being eclipsed by national misinformation and the systemic powers-that-be keeping a lid on social unrest. I don't think there's much to be optimistic about."
These are the stories of the people of Easton, PA