Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Please resume planning the revolution that will never take place because your wives and husbands will never let you out of the house to partake in it,
and the dog has to go to the vet that day, and little suzie has to go to soccer practice.
Lol. We dont need a revolution. We just need to wise up and stop lying to ourselves about everything under the sun. Including that you need a
revolution to change things.
But you are right about the "why" to some degree. What is needed for a free market includes perfect competition, and perfect information. The
internet provides that.
In case anyone ever believed for one moment that wealthy industrialists or your government was for "free market capitalism" their fear of the
internet is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that a "free market" is the last thing on the planet they want. They want to control the market. And
slap a label of "free" on it to make you like it better.
They dont want democracy, and the internet makes it too easy to bypass their media controlled electoral process if enough of us use it. You could
have a viral campaign that unseated both parties if only you realized there were not in fact two parties and there has been a corporate monopoly in
the Whitehouse for decades.
The internet is dangerous to them because with it we could wake up and free ourselves, and just say no to their way of living without a shot fired.
And thats what terrifies them. All the hacking and national security hoohah is how they try to make you terrified of the very thing that is your
ticket out of their control. Because only you can stop you. They cant. They will hand you the gun loaded with fear, but you have to be the one to
pull the trigger.
[edit on 23-3-2009 by Illusionsaregrander]
You know it's a very romantic and reassuring dream that I think everyone has long had from the first dark days when someone bashed someone over the
head with a rock for a piece of food, and the other people in the cave were sitting there thinking, wow, why didn't he just ask, I am so proud of my
Sabre Tooth Tiger recipe.
Yet, the sad truth is as they were herded off and absorbed into a larger community, beaten, raped, and threatened into submission to it, and taught
it's culture, that tribe too, wondered the same thing, when the next bigger neanderthal cam around with a wooden club instead of a rock and did the
Lets use this as a classic example of just how utterly futile it can be hoping that people will wake up.
World War I, you have three armies, the French, the English, and the Germans, all engaged in year after year of trench warfare where the lines hardly
Millions, and I mean literally millions of men, kept crawling into those trenches, that were muddy, cold, stinky and cramped, that looked out across a
landscape shattered and destroyed to the point that the only thing that made it look like earth, was the fact that you knew you were on the planet
Each man crawling in, year after year, knew that he was now crawling into it, because them men who had before him, were dead and burried already from
the exercise. They would just stand there firing across the line, watching friend after friend and person after person fall and die, and if one ever
got smart enough to say to his buddy, hey this is really nuts, we are all dying doing this, what the heck are we mad at the huns for anyway, they got
great beer and sausages, the dumbfounded guy he asked would have probably said, because they are bad! Alright what did they do that was so bad, you
know, to you or to me? ...They insulted the Queen! Oh well, then, right you have, lets give the buggers what they deserve.
Meanwhile on the other side of the line some German is asking some other buddy of his, you know this is nuts, we are dying like flies here, what the
heck did the Britts do that got us off on this, I mean they have great Ale and Fish n Chips. Well, they are bad, evil. Well they haven't done
anything bad or evil to me, at least not until I got here, what did the do...They insulted the Kaiser!
Year after year, man after man, they would just sit there, stand there, and die. At anytime they could have turned around and turned their guns on
their officers and mutinied and said there has got to be a better way.
The only think it took to turn them around if one tried was you, you there, what are you a coward, you do what your told, back in that hole, while up
and down the line everyone else would mutter, bloody no good coward why can't he die like a man.
Now if you can't get any group of people to wake up in conditions like that, where death and suffering is about the only thing they can expect as a
reward for staying asleep, and it's happening all around them, how are you going to get people to wake up?
With a 12 point graphic point by point explanation with audio video, minus the bullets, blood and screaming?
I see people who are "awake" here all the time on ATS who go, they said what about the Queen, lets nuke those creeps before they nuke us.
Personally I think if we ever did wake up and really become intelligently aware the powers that be wouldn't put us down, but would say, about bloody
time! Oh you have no idea how tiring it is keeping you silly people occupied and doing something semi-productive, would you like a German Beer? Some
Fish and Chips, a good stout Ale?
Everyone has their own little unique view on reality and romance and the ideal world, that hardly any two people can agree on for any length of time
no matter how similiarities they both share.
The Powers that Be agree on a couple fundamental things, one being that the rest of us can never agree on anything, two being that we can't
understand the logistics and complexities of keeping a society functioning and maintained, and three that they can make a whole lot of money and enjoy
a whole lot of security, while we bicker like the children we are over who said, what, when and where about the Queen!
They think they are doing us a favor by keeping it all together for us, and they just might be, none of them are stupid enough to climb in that smelly
old trench with bullets and bombs flying all around to enjoy a meal of spam.
I think people would have a better shot if they really understood why the lack of respect goes both ways.
Just my humble oppinion.
We don't respect the powers that be for what they do. They don't respect us for what we won't do.
That's come up with a better plan of our own, we can actually agree on and make work.