a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
You have been infiltrated by Putin's propaganda sabotage of democracy. It is a common internet psychological syndrome. Putin has made you distrust
democracy. Those who dish the dirt on all our mistakes weaponize our own mistakes against us to undermine our confidence in our societies and our
systems, yet they are much worse. That is what I have been trying to say with using Christ's plank in the eye metaphor. That is what they are doing.
They tell you of this splinter in your eye that is making you blind, but they have a huge plank in theirs that makes them even blinder.
You do not understand democracy any more. There is no other healthier way of seven billion people living on this little space rock and not anihilating
Is Putin's way better? Is China's way better. Is YOUR way better? Do you even have a way or a solution? Do you have the answer? You are being as big a
spectator as those you criticize.
I am using my vote. I am keeping close tabs and making the best of the very limited choices I have at election time, but at least there is a
We have a situation of the strong, the weak, the criminal and the innocent, the moral and the immoral, all the differences under the Sun having to
maintain some basic cohesion. How can we do that unless we have some kind of model?
It is not a spectator sport because we all are included and we have to to commit to an action every so often, many actions if we want to be
politically active, which any of us can be if we want to.
I get offended because I disagree with the label you put people under. Are we idiots because we want order and a fair way of handling power in society
without the law of the brutes and of the jungle? Politics is civilization.
Look at the word carefully. It comes from polite, police, policy. It is about order and distribution, control of us all. Without it we are just brute
rabble with no direction or social/collective aims.
We are humans who are born defective. We need politics to keep us in check. Democracy works. We have the best and the most free societies on the
earth. What does that tell you? We have the best quality of life and we are the richest. It tells me we are the most successful.
You are caught in a kind of Groundhog Day, many of you. You are stuck with something Putin has planted, a kind of distrust of your own institutions
which he meant you to have. Communism did it before him. He is just continuing from the KGB days. He is undermining the societies he competes with. He
is just one enemy. Islamic extremism is another. We have many.
The West has enemies. You must learn to see them and to be able to counteract them. Our system is by no means perfect, but we limp along and keep
feeding the geat unwashed. Resources are always tight and limited. The world can't afford seven billion billionaires. It can't afford even the few we
do have really, but we limp along until we get even better at managing power.
edit on 3-2-2018 by Revolution9 because: (no reason given)