reply to post by pexx421
"See, i would say i AM doing something about it, by trying to educate people in the only way available to me"
Posting on a conspiracy board, albeit a popular one, isn't doing much to change the world. How about taking time out of your day and running down
the the local college campus and speak there? Get involved in the school system to do a high school lecture? Run for local office then district
office, then state office and eventually national office. Gotta start somewhere man.
"Indeed, just as the deck is stacked against poor folk striking it rich, it is also stacked against people with few means of getting into politics.
Point of fact i was reading an article today about the incomes of congress, showing that 90% of congress were millionaires, and that the average
income of congress was 800k annually. This is a pretty obvious show of the disparity of our representatives"
Sounds like disenfranchised, defeatist bull crap to me. Oh I'm sure the figures are correct, but that's the attitude that allows this stuff to
happen. "Oh I can't do this cause all these other rich guys will beat me" Even if they get elected and you don't you still win the battle over
the system, plus you get exposure so you have a better chance of winning next time.
"how can the poor and middle class be truly represented by a group of the wealthy?? Truly there were several candidates that, though wealthy, were
pushing agendas that supported the middle and lower class rather than the corporate powers...they would be kucinich, paul, gravel, and now cynthia
mckenney, and nader...see what their chances of winning are? Its not that their message is not well received, its that no one even gets to HEAR their
message because they are blacked out by the media"
You just beat your own point right there. There are rich folks that look out for the less wealthy. Just because Ron Paul didn't make president,
that doesn't mean he's not making an impact in congress. You act like these great people have no shot of changing anything if they aren't
president. The president isn't a dictator...well, not yet
You are taking away from all the great contributions that these great politicians have
given. Last time I checked, it was still honorable and impactfull to get elected to congress..and as I recall, they DID get elected.
"So no, its not like any american can just "get out there and DO something"... people with much better plans and much more money than I are trying,
and its an uphill battle against a corporate power that is long invested and comfortable in its throne, that has large influence with the media and
If you truly believe that then the ones you want to fight against have already won by making you think you cant win.
"You were implying earlier that we had a free and equal country where anyone can get ahead and that socialism is evil (thats what the whole
redistribution of wealth whining was)"
Never implied that socialism was evil. I implied I was against it due to my personal beliefs. It works in some places, I don't think it needs to
here in These united States.
"I say that socialism is the only protection the people have from the fascist corporate powers"
Spoooky language again
"You were saying that people in our country fail due to their own laziness and inadequacy, i say this is false. The majority of our lower class i
think, fails due to a system that propagates addiction, mental illness, helplessness and hopelessness."
Spoken like a true defeatist and communist, not socialist. "It's not my fault, Take care of me Mr. Government because I can't do anything about my
situation." I love you
[edit on 30-10-2008 by midnightbrigade]