Originally posted by Jim Scott
reply to post by Oreyeon
Your revolution must begin and end at the ballot box. I prefer ballots to bullets, and revolution will enable other countries to attack a weakened
America. Votes, recall, examination of incumbents, reformation of democracy.... all available to Americans.
Oh how I wish it were that simple.
Unfortunately, there's only two parties in the US, and they're becoming increasingly fused with one another. While they disagree on some points (the
useless ones such as abortion, gay marriage, etc.), they still agree on the fundamental issues that the public is against.
Remember Diebold (they used to be named that), coming out and admitting that for the last 10 years, the Diebold voting machines have had "logic
errors" while tallying the votes. Estimated vote count error was over 20% if I remember correctly.
I was positive that in a democratic nation, something would be done... an investigation would bring the incompetence (or worse, intentional vote
stealing) to trial, and the guilty parties would be hung out to dry publicly.
... at least, one would expect that from a democratic nation.
I was disgusted to see that Diebold not only got away with it, but simply changed their name, and the media ceased reporting on their screw up.
I can find the old article if you like, but I'll have to weed through allot of pages of back history on ATS to do it.
Unless someone can remember the name of the article, I can search for it... whatever.
As I was saying, the entire system has become corrupted. The two party system has been a flaw waiting to happen for a long time. Unfortunately, thanks
to the bipartisan media layout, nobody would ever take a third party seriously, unless independent press were taken as the number one news source for
But it's not. Fox (not really a news source), MSNBC,and CNN are the number 1 favorites. And their loyalties to their parties are obvious.
Another issue is with the sheer fact that only one party gets to be in power at a time. Parliaments are set up for just this reason in other
democratic nations, to ensure an accurate representation of the public is achieved.
But a parliament only works if you have more than two parties operating.
Again, see the above issue.
Trillions of dollars, gone. Not only from overspending in a war that violates international law, but huge stockpiles of billions of dollars in cash
are somehow in the hands of the "enemy".
A war raging for longer than WW2... a higher civilian death ratio from one side than in any world war (Back then they intentionally bombed cities!)
Liberties, Freedoms, Rights, are steadily being revoked, and both parties are condoning it.
The economy is crashing, allot of this has to do with rubbing international investors the wrong way with wars and inefficient border security
practices that don't actually protect the travelers... they want to bail out their rich buddies, at the expense of the lower class taxpayers ($3,200
in debt distributed per person from the recent bailout)...
The government assumes no accountability on any of these issues.
No trials. No investigations. They quite literally are getting away with all of it, and they know it... they played their chess game, and they've
won. The people have been too complacent for too long. And now there's not a thing they can do on the legal channels to patch the nation back up.
This is not becoming of a democratic nation.
This quite literally is no longer a democratic nation.
You might as well slap a logo on the US flag. It's a corporation.
And this company has no intention on letting it's employee's sit in on the board meetings, nor know what was decided on.