[Update, below: Video of Lewis decision at #OccupyAtlanta.]
"It will work out. It will grow, will mature. It will work out." That's Congressman John Lewis reacting to the consensus process that last night in Atlanta failed to provide him a timely opportunity to speak.
A consensus was eventually reached, but it came a little to late to accommodate the busy Georgia Congressman's schedule.
On the one hand, it's too bad the veteran activist did not have a chance to participate in the dialogue yesterday. On the other, this demonstrates the independence of the #OccupyWallStreet, the #OccupyAtlanta, phenomenon. A sitting U.S. Congressman must suffer the egalitarian nature of the people's process.
Rep. Lewis' grace in the matter (video above), both adds to the legitimacy of the movement and to his own stature as a people's process. I'm certain that he will return.
Today, Kevin Gosztola's and participating commentors continue coverage of the swelling movement: Live Blog for #OWS: Day 22, Wall Street Occupation to Launch Second Assembly in Washington Square. (Over $11,000 has been raised to date at FDL to help keep Kevin rolling with his excellent work.)
[Update: Video of Lewis decision at #OccupyAtlanta: