posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 01:16 PM
Originally posted by Electro38
Originally posted by truthquest
The job of the mainstream media is to paint protesters as anarchists, crazy, and as negatively as possible. The only reason they would ever
cover a story like that is if some of them were throwing bricks at police forces.
In any case, even if they did get widespread attention, protesting the economy seems like an exercise in futility. If instead of protesting these one
million people decided to get together and help one another out then maybe they would get what they wanted.
So true. I always hear people saying that we have to "wake up" and take up arms against out gov, etc. etc. My reply is ok, you go first. Try taking
up arms against your gov.
Protesting? Just yelling and screaming and hoping something happens?
Try helping each other, bring food to your neighbors, grow your own food, have the community pitch in and help people who are losing their homes.
It's easier to yell at your gov, and blame your gov. What about being "proactive".
Instead of trying to create a riot or a bloody revolution for no gain, lets try to help each other, become self sufficient.
I'll tell you if thing do get really bad, I'll be learning how to be self sufficient, self reliant while people here are taking up arms?
Don't get angry, get smart.
It's easy to say "be proactive and be self sufficient" but you have to realize that there are a number of factors to take into account. First
being, a good chunk of americans live in cities and have no means to grow their own food, and can't afford to move to a farm, especially if it's too
far away from their current jobs. Also, I'm not sure if you're aware of this or not, but even when you have a farm. There are some policies in place
as well where the govt. can in fact tell you whether you can or CAN'T grow food. We recently had something like this happen in GA due to the drought.
I wanted to grow some Tomatoes out on my yard, but was told by my dad that GA wasn't letting it happen (at least for now).
As for the "get together with your neighbors and give food" etc. I think those are called "food clubs" or something like that, and I think just
recently the govt. just jumped on an Ohio family's throat for that as well and CONFISCATED all the food they bought to share with the club.
What NEEDS to be done, is to hold the govt. accountable for their bad policies, remove them from office, as well as their crappy policies that do
nothing more than encroach on peoples rights and their daily lives. If I want to grow a small patch of tomatoes in my yard, damn it I'm going to do
it and the govt. can so screw itself.
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