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Hey Earth, you're *SNIP*! That's right, you're *SNIP* with a capital *SNIP*. I don't know what else to say to you at this point besides "I'm sorry" or "my condolences". I think Earth has officially jumped the shark over the last Yuga.
There have been so many catastrophes leading up to this event with complicity at every level, from outright disregard for the welfare of fellow men at the top, to pathetic, disgusting willful ignorance at the bottom. You were all somehow involved in this conspiracy.
But did you really have a chance anyway? To even begin to fight the system now firmly in place we'd have to begin at around age 5 and be on constant vigil, scanning for BS and lies, reading between the lines, researching, learning, protesting, writing your representatives, running for office...all while trying to get a job, pay the bills, and if you're lucky start a family. It was an impossible task all along. And because of this, we all just did what we thought we could in our spare time and hoped for the best. It's too tiring to fight all the time. Hell, sometimes it's too tiring just reading ATS and processing what we're really dealing with.
This decade Earth may be the biggest loser to date. Whether governments, Illuminati, alien deceptions or multinational corporations becomes the power, this will be true and the planets society will only further degenerate. None of these characters are good for Earth. None of these entities is good for you! I don't want this to become an antichrist hatefest so I will say only this. Right now it is an act of faith to believe Earth civilization will be great and a functional part of the galactic population. In the same vein, it is an act of faith to believe that the human spirit and heart will rule if you cast your vote for that. If you love Earth, you must have faith that she will rise from the ashes of unintelligent behavior and be all that she was destined to be, and you must vote for attitude that will not piss on Earth to put the flames out, REGARDLESS of whether or not you believe that spirit will win. Act and have faith.
Earth, help pick up the pieces, take up your own slack, and let's build it again. The giant multinational corporations, their minions including many governments has become Skynet, artificial intelligence become sentient. It exists only for its own preservation and betterment, and could not give a damn about yours. Vote for a spirit of awareness, knowledge and heart that will dismantle this system from within or only two choices will remain:
Tear down the citadel with your bare hands or continue on this steady decline until your would-be grandchildren are starving and wearing rags, their faces on Christian Children's Fund commercials around the world. It is the most important choice you will ever make and the most important thing you will ever do.
Originally posted by Fathom
what exactly does the term "jumped the shark" come from?
I have heard it a few times here and still baffled by its meaning.
Originally posted by jtma508
reply to post by mister.old.school
I respectfully disagree. Abstaining solves nothing. As an act of rebellion or protest it is empty and will be ignored. Those in control wouldn't even notice.
As an alternative, I believe everyone should vote. People should vote in overwhelming numbers. Break records everywhere. And everyone that votes should systematically vote against EVERY incumbent at every level. Every one. Vote them out. THAT, my friend, will be noticed. That will send a message. That cannot be ignored.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by sc2099
Yes, we have been *SNIP* for a long time now. Like you say,
There have been so many catastrophes leading up to this event with complicity at every level, from outright disregard for the welfare of fellow men at the top, to pathetic, disgusting willful ignorance at the bottom. We were all somehow involved in this conspiracy.
Considering all of that, don't you think that this is all part of some big plan or scheme? The deck is stacked against us and has been for a long... long time. We are merely pawns and there is no way that someone like Ron Paul could ever win. The system won't allow it. I firmly believe that even if everyone voted for him, something would prevent him from ever being president. Fortunately for him though, the easiest option was used to silence him (media black out) and no drastic measures had to be taken.
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[edit on 9/22/2008 by maria_stardust]