posted on Jan, 18 2015 @ 06:00 AM
Very interesting thread.
Many have already expressed what I was thinking. I think most people have never even heard of the Trilateral Commission. It just wouldn't register.
Any attempt to broach this subject would be met with calls of "conspiracy theories", and therefore any discussion would be shut down before it even
Democracy has failed. We have democracy, but it's a sham. Our elections (in the UK) are no better than those they used to have in communist
countries in Eastern Europe. Yes they had "elections" but the candidates never veered from the established system and were pretty much vetted by the
authorities. You weren't going to get someone offering something truly unique or different.
In this country it's the same. The Conservatives, Labour and to a lesser extent the Liberals hold a monopoly on power, but they are practically
indistinguishable from each other.
“An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merely have different names but are as
alike in their principles and aims as two peas in the same pod.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt
A lot of our politicians are millionaires and don't live in the real world. They are in bed with big business and move seamlessly from government to
private corporations (the so called revolving door).
A huge problem is the media. The media is owned by oligarch millionaires whose interests and values obviously coincide with those who are in power.
They can (and often do) make or break people. Think of how many newspapers Rupert Murdoch owns. For me that's far too much power for one person to
hold over the shaping of public opinion. Anyone who speaks out against the established order of things or tries to offer an alternative is pilloried
or ridiculed - think Russel Brand recently. If someone really starts to make a difference and starts to make waves then sometimes more drastic
measures are needed...
When I saw the Dalai Lama, Russell Brand was actually the host and introduced him and asked him questions. The Dalai Lama said that he chose Brand
deliberately because of the person that he was. I might add, that this was before Brand started speaking out about the state of our society and
There is a severe apathy and ignorance when it comes to voting and democracy, which will only make the situation worse. Children don't get taught the
fundamentals of democracy, politics or economics when at school and frankly it's no surprise.
“Sometimes I think that a parody of democracy could be more dangerous than a blatant dictatorship, because that gives people an opportunity to
avoid doing anything about it.” - Aung San Suu Kyi