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Now, the solution?
I'd like to hear what some of you think should be done.
Here is an appropriate verse from The Art of War
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The Art of War, Chapter 2, section 15:
Hence a wise general makes a point of foraging
on the enemy. One cartload of the enemy's provisions
is equivalent to twenty of one's own, and likewise
a single picul of his provender is equivalent to twenty
from one's own store.
courses of action or your post may do a disappearing act as
so many before, according to the rules of our benevolent prison.
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Mountain forests, rugged steeps, marshes and fens--all
country that is hard to traverse: this is difficult ground.
In difficult ground, keep steadily on the march.
Originally posted by Loadmaster
Does anyone see a correlation between how our government is responding to dissent lately and how this website does? And it's reinforced with the "point" system. "Be nice or you won't get a gold star on your forehead".
Originally posted by LoadmasterI watched as a recently-mentioned thread was closed by a moderator. True, it probably did violate the rules of the site, but it's also funny how far they let it go before terminating it.
Originally posted by LoadmasterSeems like no matter where you go there's going to be someone who tries to stifle what you're doing. The thread was harmless enough. People were just upset and trying to do something important...no matter how useless. But, like most revolutions, they're snuffed out pretty quickly.
Originally posted by non-living
I agree with you and you said it very well.
I watched some of the obama and mcain debates and it just seems like me vs you rather than discussing the best for the country.
Even though it's a debate, they should both be for the best for the country, but I know that's not how politics work. It's all about being elected. If the both truly mean what they say about doing good for america, then if not elected, they should still stick to their word.
just something to get off my chest. Great post anyways.
Originally posted by Reddupo
I'm fairly new to the forum...
I've already seen about a hundred of these. You guys here just seem create these threads that tell people to wake up and everyone pats eachother on the back with "I second that!".
Great, you just posted an eye opener on a forum made up of people with their eyes WIDE open with paranoia.
Wouldn't these threads do better if they were opened up on sports forums, lifestyle forums, hobby forums, gardening forums, politic forums, computer forums, .etc?
Originally posted by Dock6
If we was going to rebel against our governments how would we do it '
Ok. Well, if we take up arms and threaten or actually hurt them physically, they'll kill or maim or imprison us. Then the rest of us will get scared and run away and bury our heads and be very obedient.
So .. we have to hurt them in other ways. Because if we don't hurt them, they won't listen or change, will they ?
How do we hurt them ? More importantly, how do we hurt them without getting hurt ourselves ?
What hurts them the most ? That's the first thing to be ascertained
Yes ! Money !
Ok. So we stop buying gasoline. They don't expect we could ever live without it. Up to us to prove we can and will. Use public transport. Use feet. Use bicycles. Whatever it takes
Stop buying alcohol and cigarettes. They make massive profit on those and like gas .. they believe we can't live without them. Up to us to prove we can and will live without alcohol and cigarettes
Stop 'buying' the garbage they sell us as 'news'. Turn off the tv. Sell your tv. Burn your tv. Do not buy a new one. You don't need to keep up with people you know just because they have a big stupid plasma. You managed to live without tv once. You can do it again.
If people stop watching tv .. the ratings will drop.
When the ratings drop .. advertisers cease paying money for advertisements to be beamed into your hypnotised brain.
So .. by turning off your tv you will REALLY hurt them.
Stop buying print media. Do you really need to see another four page spread of Britney or Posh or Brangelina ? THEY don't need you. THEY don't care about you and your boring existence. So WHY do you need to fester about theirs ? You see ? So stop buying print media .. that means the putrid rags they have the hide to call 'news'papers .. plus all those stupid, infantile magazines about OTHER people's lives. Instead .. make your OWN life interesting .. to you.
Stop buying idiotic 'brand name' clothing and accessories.
Who do you think you are, just because you're wearing expensive plastic buckets on your feet that some Asian kid was paid a dollar a time for churning out .. so that you could pay a couple of HUNDRED dollars for them ?
Ok .. think you've got it now.
To hurt them, you simply have to stop FEEDING them
When YOU stop .. THEY lose their power
Up to you