Originally posted by Project_Silo
Im surely not using the fact that we will get no where as an escuse,i honetly believe your emails did nothing whatsoever and either did mine.
Nor will my future emails or letters,I'll continue to keep getting the same automated generic response.
First off, let me make things a bit clearer about my writing style. Many times when I use the word "you", it is in the general sense of being
many/most/others that I am speaking to, as in the readers in general. I was not accusing you of anything Project.
Now though I must disagree with you personally. Yes, a single e-mail is hardly worth the electricity it takes to send it. But a hundred on the same
problem is worth a thousand times that one lonely e-mail. The more people that will involve themselves, the greater the impact. And a thousand e-mails
demanding action in a certain direction is worth a million lonely missives from me by myself. By definition, a large number of people demanding the
same thing is a political action group.
It is for this reason that over and over, I urge people to get involved, and to do so all the time. It's like stirring a pot to get things to cook
evenly, we have to keep at it. And there has to be enough people to make waves that are noticed amid the daily clamor of politics.
If e-mail after e-mail, from a lot of people pile up on Senator Blah-blah's in box, he'll notice. Because he wants to keep his job where the only
blisters he ever gets are on his ass, he'll do what he feels is in his personal best interest. And if the only way out is to do his duty or learn to
debone chicken in a Tyson plant come next election, he'll try to keep his job in office, even if he pisses off his buddies on Capitol Hill.
Now getting back generic e-mail is a mind trip that politicians play. They give big speeches that sound good in a civics class, (like that ever gets
taught in school nowdays.), about how every vote counts. They smile toothy grins and urge voters to turn out on election day. They take a page out of
"Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" and sit in an interview and talk about how they wished more people would get involved in the political process. But
they don't mean it, and that crappy form letter response is how they tell you they don't.
Have you ever noticed that those responses carry the same amount of real feeling that hugs and kisses do at a beauty pageant? Those are the mental
mind *snip* that are played to tell you on a subconscious level that you don't really count. They are meant as a way of turning you off to the whole
political involvement idea. They seem designed to be a subliminal message to say "stop bothering me."
Now why, in this age when politicians are spin doctors themselves, and they hire other spin doctors to consult to make sure they're always looking
'so correct', would they all have such bland and "fake sounding" responses when you send them an e-mail? Because they want you to feel like it's
not getting you anywhere. Because they want to discourage you from going on in your endeavor to make them act in some way. Because what you are doing
is working, but they don't want you to know that it is.
Politicians, by nature, are 90% of the time as skittish as a gambler with all his money on the table and holding two pair. They are afraid to let you
see them sweat, but they know that their family jewels are on the line. They want to appear in control, and as cool as Don Johnson on Miami Vice
thought he was. But the truth is, they're more like a bookie without enough money to cover all the bets he's taken.
Politicians have you and your vote squeezing them from the bottom, and they have TPTB exerting the power of money from the top. Now while money is
powerful, these politicians know that they have to remain in office to get it. And even the Big Boys know that any politician they buy is only useful
if he stays in office, some office, somewhere in out system. So even Money will bend and conform to the wishes of the people if enough people push.
But most/many Americans are convinced, and I think it is a plan by the very officials that should be our servants, that our vote and our demands are
not worth the effort, because the system is too big and we're too small. Bull#.
Those of you that want to buy into their load of crap can. Me, I'm fighting if I have to do it alone. And I damn well know that I count. And I mean
it when I tell the bastards that I'll work to get them out of office. I mean it when I tell them that I'll contact everybody I can think of to get
them re-elected JUST AS LONG AS THEY OBEY THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.
Because I am one of those people, and I will be heard!