posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 08:05 PM
Since I started this thread, let me, if I may,make some comments.
First, what we are doing is not treason. We are expressing our opinions on the current crisis and what needs to be done to address those problems.
Boycotting goods, services, and the MSM are not treasonous acts. They are the acts of a free people, regardless of country.
As I've stated several times, I do not believe that we should even consider resorting to violence. First, that makes us no better than the crooks we
are trying to stop. We have brains, we still have free will, we wield some economic power. Use those traits. The people on ATS, for the most part, are
more intelligent than many of the people we are fighting. The difference is that they have no morals or ethics. They think that makes them invincible.
Well, what it does is make them vulnerable. Unethical people usually end up doing something that gets them in trouble. Even the Enron crooks
eventually ended up in jail.
We have people in every walk of life here. You have eyes and ears. If you hear or see something at work or in company of such people, document and
report them anonymously. Don't look the other way, but of course, be careful. Again, don't do anything illegal, but don't ignore illegal
Use the power of the pen-write/email to companies. Let them know when they have done something wrong. Flood your representatives with letters and
emails. Make your positions clear.
I have heard on this thread many offers of help, with websites, with web design. Let's get our message out, and take up these offers from the kind
members that have offered to help.
Let's join with other groups that will boycott. Should we just join another group? That's up to each individual, but there is certainly nothing
wrong with working with them on common themes, such as the Black Friday boycott. For those that want this to be an American effort only, please
reconsider. We are all in this together. If we make this a "US versus the World", we do JUST what the PTB want- to have people fighting with each
other instead of being united against them.
Some of the critics here have said that "nothing will ever come of this". That is defeatism, and I won't admit defeat. It's not in me to do that,
and I hope it is not in you also. This effort won't be easy. I don't deny that, but those that think this will be a cakewalk, don't join. I won't
be easy, sacrifices will have to be made, yes. However, how many involuntary sacrifices have been made by us, because of the actions of treasonous
government officials in our respective countries? How many have had to sacrifice their homes because of crooked bankers and wall street financiers?
How many have had to sacrifice our jobs because of corporate villains that run sweat shops in third world countries? By doing NOTHING, you guarantee
that these INVOLUNTARY sacrifices will continue. By acting, you begin to get back CONTROL of your LIFE and FUTURE. Unfortunately, in today's
technological society, people have grown accustomed to instant answers, instant gratification, instant results. Well, our fight will not have instant
results. However, the Chinese have a saying "A journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step."
I for one, will take that single step. I hope you come along.
I have read every post, and again, I am very heartened to see some many people respond. You truly have heart. I was reading one of the posts, and
happened to see two words next to each other, and it rang a bell. Those two words were "people first". It was just in a sentence talking about an
issue, but I thought, "PEOPLE FIRST", what a great name for such a movement. It encompasses everything that we have been talking about.
Anyway, I wanted to get these thought out. Personally, I think we should take up the kind offers of those who have offered websites and web design.
What better way to get our message out, and enlist others, than through the web? I await your responses.