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Why aren't we taking to the streets in America?

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posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 11:59 AM
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Why are all of us Americans just sitting on our butts?
Why are we not taking to the Streets yet? What the hell are we waiting for as they rape us and our families future? I wish I could answer this ..myself..I want to March to DC and take back our country....yet, it seems that I am all alone on this...
WAKE UP PLEASE...




posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:28 PM
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I actually wondered this this morning, too. Americans seem to depend so much on being taken care of, that they may not know how to deal with this new state of affairs. I've been reading this forum for quite some time, and have minimally prepared myself for the chaos, but the majority watching their t.v.'s just wait for the talking heads to tell them how to proceed. Well, now should be the time for protest. It starts to make sense why the US is despised throughout the world, we sit on our butts, and we sit on our butts. Maybe we should stand up ...



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:36 PM
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We aren't taking to the streets of America because about 90% of the population doesn't even understand the financial system.
They don't understand that the bill that just past signed our death warrant, we are done and so is everything we have built since the day our forefathers set foot on this land!
Watch what the stock market is going to do now.....its going to be last summer and fall all over again because those who do understand the market KNOW this is the final nail in the coffin. The major banksters may hold things up for a bit. But when they get ready to totally take over its done! Plain and simple.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:52 PM
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People aren't taking to the streets because they don't understand the gravity of the situation.

Not that many are actually feeling any repercussions yet. Those who are recently unemployed are probably still living off of credit, creating more debt.

Only when there are significant numbers of people actually experiencing hardship will there be a protest.

The culture of Americans is to allow their elected leaders to do what they like, pretty much. As long as they don't suffer for it they don't care what kind of shenanigans go on. It's the same in the UK.
We don't protest until something is affecting us directly, it's too much work otherwise.

The vast majority trust their news broadcasters, and if those broadcasters aren't telling the truth, people won't know what's going on until it's too late.

It will happen. As unemployment increases, and as credit card companies start to hike charges and reign in debt/refuse service, people will feel the struggle in large numbers.
As California starts to cause suffering to their people, as NY finances crumble and the people actually start to feel it, then there will be enough people to start a protest.

There are protests planned for March. But even then, if things haven't damaged general living standards significantly by then, few will bother to see how it will effect them, and they'll not bother to be involved.

It will happen, unless there is a miracle and Obama somehow fixes things by using a method that has already proven to be ineffective.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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As long as people have food on their dinner plates, a beer in the refrigerator, a roof over their heads and American Idol on TV, they're not going to do a damn thing. As bad as it is, this still applies to about 99.9% of the public.

Plus, you also have to realize that a large percentage of the US population these days is on the dole. Its hard to complain when the government is sending you a check every month. I've long since believed that all forms of transfer payments should be illegal, as at best, they promote public apathy and at worst, they're nothing more than legalized vote purchases.

[edit on 10-2-2009 by vor78]



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:55 PM
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And if we took to the streets...what do you suppose people should do once taking things to the streets????

Start a riot? Throw things at windows? Start fires? March to the beat of the dumb dumb drum?

How about writting your elected representatives for your district, your mayors, your governors, things like that.

The pen is mightier than the sword.



Cheers!!!!



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 12:59 PM
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Let them have it...

They played a good game...

Let them have it.


They want the world to burn... then so be it.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 01:03 PM
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You are all missing the boat.

We aren't rioting yet because we just got a new president, and his current approval rating is around 75%. Apparently most people are willing to give the new guy an opportunity before flipping cars.

Wait four or five more months, maybe less for California, and if things have failed to improve you will see the beginnings of protest.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
How about writting your elected representatives for your district, your mayors, your governors, things like that.

The pen is mightier than the sword.



Cheers!!!!


Unfortunately, a lot of us have been writing and emailing to our representatives yet those who were elected by us choose to vote against our wishes.
The United States is not the people's government anymore, this country belongs to the politicians that believe they know what we need more than we ourselves do.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
And if we took to the streets...what do you suppose people should do once taking things to the streets????

Start a riot? Throw things at windows? Start fires? March to the beat of the dumb dumb drum?

How about writting your elected representatives for your district, your mayors, your governors, things like that.

The pen is mightier than the sword.



Cheers!!!!


And in what way do you show your fellow people how many agree?
In what way is a record kept of honest public feeling?

Sorry, but people writing letters and pleading does nothing to change policy or powers unless it's in the interests of those in power.

There is a big difference between protesting and rioting. One doesn't automatically lead to the other.
You can make a very important point by taking to the streets peacefully in large numbers, showing your fellow citizens that there is a widespread feeling, showing government that they can't just hide behind their desks and ignore all those strongly worded letters of criticism.

People will protest, and it'll become violent when the authorities crack down and try to prevent you from expressing your opinions. And by this point a response will be justified.

Try legal methods, peaceful methods. And then when the authorities deny you that freedom and punish you for daring to question them, then you do exactly what your forefathers told you to do, you oust them from power.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
And if we took to the streets...what do you suppose people should do once taking things to the streets????

Start a riot? Throw things at windows? Start fires? March to the beat of the dumb dumb drum?

How about writting your elected representatives for your district, your mayors, your governors, things like that.

The pen is mightier than the sword.



Cheers!!!!


The pen didn't work when we all disagreed with bailout number one and two. The pen didn't work...plain and simple. I suggest we scare the living hell out of them...let them know who is the boss. I've written all my reps..LIKE THEY LISTEN...You think they have listened? Quit being so damn naive.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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It is too late my friend:

Remember the story about the frog and the pot of boiling water? So long as you raise the water temperature gradually, Mr. Frog doesn't notice the increasing temperature until it's too late too get away.
The analogy is used to convey, in easy-to-understand language, the process of "government creep." We don't go from freedom to tyranny overnight; socialism sneaks up on us incrementally, one step at a time. Each step, by itself, doesn't seem all that bad; just another annoyance to deal with or avoid if you can.
But one day you find yourself living in a country that looks more like Orwell's 1984 than the place envisioned by the authors of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Government -- its laws, its minions, its petty harassments and endless rigmarole -- is an omnipresence that is inescapable.

'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.
They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.
Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

Norman Thomas, the Socialist Party presidential candidate in the 1940s said "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day

“America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
“We can’t expect the American people to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.” - Nikita Krushchev, former Premier of the Soviet Union



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by vor78
As long as people have food on their dinner plates, a beer in the refrigerator, a roof over their heads and American Idol on TV, they're not going to do a damn thing. As bad as it is, this still applies to about 99.9% of the public.


[edit on 10-2-2009 by vor78]


Is American Idol on TV tonight? I wonder if Angelina is pregnant again or will she just adopt a small country this time. Don't forget to get me a Big Mac with fries.

Yep that's pretty much mainstream America and thats why the media runs the people.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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We take to the street and I believe we would shortly be in civil war.

One half of the county believes BUSH has caused this, the other half believe BUSH was a victim. a few %age of people on both sides will defend their ideology to the death.

IT WAS YOU COMMIE PINKO

IT WAS YOU FASCIST SOCIOPATH

If you do not see the level of anger represented here, then you are....

This anger would translate to the streets.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:09 PM
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The only effective way to protest is by delaying payment of taxes:

If you owe taxes, instead of sending a check, file for an extension, then file again, and again when those run out. You can legally file for three extensions.

About the only message that they will listen to is stopping the cash flow. Counties here in California are pursuing that tactic vis-a-vis the state. Since the state is delaying payment to the counties, some counties are returning the favor and delaying sending on sales taxes.

If enough people delay paying taxes, it will force their hands: either they crack down, causing riots and collapse, or they listen to the people.

What the people must demand is that the perps go to jail: the banking executives who caused this mess. Force the banks' books open.



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:11 PM
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Yea... and I got a lot of shopping to do... I got max out my credit cards so I can buy this:

www.theonion.com...

(YOU WILL LAUGH)



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:14 PM
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Why aren't we taking to the streets in America? What? And break my nails with the free hand outs from the US? No way! Let the financial, political, etc. thugs take care of their own mess. The rest of us LOSERS are sitting pretty and there is no need to mess up our nicely manicured front lawns with yer street riots either!



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by antmax21
Why are all of us Americans just sitting on our butts?


Without sounding too conspiratorial could it have anything to do with the propagation of SSS technology via GWEN towers which causes feelings of apathy and maliase in the general populace?

After all,this technology has already been utilised in Iraq:


ITN British news report (not aired in the US):
A sophisticated electronic system designed to ‘speak’ directly to the mind of the listener; to alter and entrain his brainwaves, to manipulate his brain’s electroencephalographic (EEG) patterns and thus artificially implant negative emotional states —- feelings of intense fear, anxiety, despair and hopelessness were created in the Iraqi troops. This incredibly effective subliminal system doesn’t just tell a person to feel an emotion, it makes them feel it; it implants that emotion in their minds".


S.S.S. (Subliminal Carrier Technology)
Developed for military use by Dr. Oliver Lowery of Norcross, Georgia.
US Patent Number 5,159,703

From this thread:
www.abovetopsecret.com...


[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by pikypiky
Why aren't we taking to the streets in America? What? And break my nails with the free hand outs from the US? No way! Let the financial, political, etc. thugs take care of their own mess. The rest of us LOSERS are sitting pretty and there is no need to mess up our nicely manicured front lawns with yer street riots either!


You know I would really like to go like take to the streets, you know. But my dog Phydeaux gets like all agoraphobic in my Coach handbag and so I just let the worst case of bad economics in the history of American Goverment pass through the Congress!

That and I didn't vote for Obama. He wanted the job let him fix this money thing. You know Time and Newsweek had him on the cover every week for the past year so he must know what he is doing. And if he doesn't he can just print some more money and pay for the mistakes he makes. BIG deal. Now who has my darn remote?


[edit on 10-2-2009 by Mynaeris]



posted on Feb, 10 2009 @ 02:28 PM
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Please America start your riots! Canada won't riot until you do and I really want to see Harper booted.


It is quite astounding though that there have been no massive protests yet. They're overdue and I fear that things are going to get so bad that the riots are going to be just as bad. There's going to be hell in America if issues aren't addressed soon.



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