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An American Way?

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posted on Jan, 27 2009 @ 06:18 PM
An idea: All across the United States, and maybe more, let's join hands. Yes, we should all work together, but I was thinking something a bit more literal.
The Baltic Way. From Lithuania's capital, Riga, to Estonia's Tallinn, people held hands in protest of the Soviet Union. Does anyone remember this?
They wanted out of the Soviet Union. It was an illegal occupation, and they weren't taking too kindly to Stalin-brand socialism. But more importantly, they also wanted disclosure of the rest of the details of the Soviet-German non-aggression pact.
This pact basically stated that the Soviet Union and (then) Nazi Germany wouldn't fight each other. Cool, if a bit dodgy since it's Nazi Germany, but there was a secret protocol at the end of it. It pretty much meant "haha no freedom for the Baltics", and so thus was the fate of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. (Finland fought back, too, but he actually won against the Soviet Union. Very impressive on his part.)

The protocol was secret. It wasn't to be told to anyone, and the three unhappy Baltics wanted to know what was REALLY going on then, and they wanted the PROOF that their Soviet occupation was illegal. The rest of the world was ignoring their pleas, so they once again took things into there own hands.

ENOUGH of the boring history lesson, though. What I was thinking was this - we still have a bit of a chance at a peaceful protest of what the gov is doing right now. There's still so much we want to know, and so little anyone is willing to admit. I don't want us to talk of violent revolution, as that can be used against us.
But what of holding hands?
All across the US, either in all of the states or just from coast to coast, we hold hands in protest. We protest the US' illegal seizure of our freedoms, and we ask for disclosure. And if even this is considered to be detrimental to the gov and we are attacked, then the rest of the world will learn what is REALLY going on, and the rest of the world means the People, not the uncaring government officials. (...except in Finland. Finland's still doing pretty well, actually.)

The basic idea is to test the waters before we try anything drastic. I.E., let's not be too hasty, folks. Don't reach for your guns just yet - there MAY still be a chance at peacefully fixing things, and if it fails, then the rest of the world can know what goes on, since news DOES still get out to the rest of the world. After all, something THIS big, if it does succeed, can not be ignored by foreign media, even if it is ignored by CNN and Fox.

So what say you? Is this a good way to protest? What other reasons could we do this for? (Besides testing the government to see if it's really gotten THAT bad yet.)

Sorry for the long post, ATSers, but I wanted to relay the idea with people who probably know more than I do.

Edit to make this a prettier post.

[edit on 27-1-2009 by LiquidTheBrit0]

[edit on 27-1-2009 by LiquidTheBrit0]

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 02:51 PM
As a very delayed afterthought, I realised that I'd forgotten to state the purpose of this thread. Whoops. Also, mods, if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it or delete it, whatever you feel appropriate.

The purpose of this thread is not to either plan to carry out such an event OR to prevent it. It'd be extremely hard to do, and methinks it's not as bad as it could be to necessitate something to this scale, so the real purpose of this thread really is to discuss such a protest happening, whether it would really be effective, whether or not anyone would go through with it, how the Powers That Be would react, and the like... And what we'd actually achieve by performing such an event.

So, again, ATSers, what say you?

posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:50 AM
I found this old thread and thought to give it a bump, because it´s good theme for thoughts and discussion. And another example how really good threads and ideas often get unnoticed.
Btw, I actually stood in Baltic Way (or Baltic Chain as we call it) as a kid and it was one of the most inspiring act of protest I´ve seen in history. Would be great to see more protests like that again

edit on 1-10-2011 by Amandla because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 1 2011 @ 11:59 AM
Good idea but perhaps a bit old fashioned?

Perhaps a moon chain where millions bare their butts would be more up to date?
It could be a regular event to coincide with the lunar calendar full moon?

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