posted on Sep, 23 2007 @ 03:46 PM
One of these days I'll get around to posting something I've been kicking around the last few weeks: are we really better off being led by a selected
"elite"? I think the system has undermined the people - it's made us believe that leaders are people who always know the answer. Therefor
there's no point in each individual thinking about an issue, just watch the news and follow the most confident voice - or whichever one
happens have a certain opinion on a key issue.
I can't stand right attitudes. Anyone who is completely set in their ways and won't even consider another perspective is going to dig a hole one
day (Iraq) and preach "stay the course"... keep diggin that hole George. Einstein once said (roughly): "We cannot use the same thinking to solve
a problem, as we used to create it".
A lot of what is coming from the left is, while less appalling, still quite not right...
There is a national sense of "if you're not with us, you're against us". If I'm not FOR a republican candidate, I'm evidently a democrat. But
when I talk bad about the dems suddenly now I'm a republican. So what am I? I don't freeking know. What I do know is that if I'm going to vote
to elect a leader; that I would like them to be more intelligent than charismatic, more philosophical than a good speech reader. But evidently our
society wants none of that.
We want a confident lemming to convince us his path is the right path. And when he gets lost, we don't want him to admit he's lost, we want him to
tell us he meant to go this way and that we should stay the course.
I suppose it doesn't matter what any of us want anymore. I believe that if we make it to the '08 election that a republican will win. The powers
that be have too much control over about 30% of the people. Absolute, unwaivering support is necessary if you want to do questionable things to enact
a certain agenda. Democrats are more likely to turn against their own (see Bush approval polls vs. Congress). If you want to achieve a certain
agenda, you need a base which will trust that you know what's best.
People have forgotten that there is a pact between the people and the government. We give them permission to keep law and order over us. The
government has abused this, the people have forgotten it. Now we quiver in the arms of the government saying "Please protect us!". Our rights are
what give us power over the government (right to assemble, free speech, gun ownership, etc) as these rights are chipped away at, we lose power over
So what do I want? I want to live in a country where more people are alive and awake, where they care about their rights and freedoms. Where
they're willing to listen to information and not automatically ASSUME that I'm promoting the agenda of the opposing party. Republicans are fighting
Democrats and the government is chipping away at at very foundation of which this country was founded. Nobody is willing to listen because it's too
important that they get their particular candidate elected.
[edit on 9/23/07 by Angry Danish]