posted on Jul, 21 2016 @ 06:57 PM
a reply to: BlueAjah
I was taught that in school.
As was I , that ended sometime between when I left and when my kids began going.
American history used to teach these things.
What is being taught now all leads to the erosion of pride in one's nation. The American Revolution gave us a framework of freedom to work within.
There have been certain factions that have been fighting against that before the shot that was heard round the world; those very same factions still
work against those freedoms.
Daily we are treated to a constant barrage of psychological manipulation meant to undermine certain attitudes and conventions which were once held as
standards to uphold.
This election presents the country a crossroads.
Do we keep going as we have been and continue the status quo simply because that is what we all have come to know and accept as "well, this is just
how politics gets done?"
Or do we take a chance at something new?
We did not get to where we are overnight, nor will we fix the issues that plague our nation in short order. But unless something is done and done
soon, we will face the same fate every other Empire in history has when it found itself in the same situation we find ourselves in now.
One of the main things we have that have that has not been present in any of those previous empires is this wierd thing called the Internet.
It allows for instantaneous connection of individuals from widely disparate geographic areas and thus ideas can be shared and spread faster than ever
We have to learn how to use that to our advantage and take the message that we, the people, are not going to take the abuses of the elite any longer.
We have the power within our grasp to affect change like never before.
Will we reach out and claim that power, or will we fall at the last and be relegated to the ash bin as every other nation that attempted greatness?