reply to post by questioningall
But not new.
You all agreed to this when you refused to argue against Bush.
You all let this happen when you ignored what Bush was doing, you watched him tear up your rights and freedoms and did nothing intelligent to combat
The rest of the world stood back and watched while America became a police state, and the American people swallowed all the BS Bush could hand out
without an utterance of indignation.
This happens at almost every protest in any American City. They'll find a way to arrest you, and if they don't they'll still take your details, add
you to a database for future reference and restrict your freedoms further. No longer is reason against government injustice a noble ideal, it's a
criminal offense to question your government.
We all saw this happen, and we are seeing it in the UK too. Fortunately, we have more balls it seems, and we will stand up and refuse their attempts
to control the innocent free-thinking people of our country. We in the UK ARE fighting back against freedom-abolishing legislation, and we are
What will happen in America? You'll carry on as you have for the last eight years, blind, deaf and dumbed by media and the "ever present threat to
the nation". You'll repeatedly fail to organize any concerted effort to change the way your lives are controlled. Your government will continue to
limit any dissenting voices through force.
You'll be increasingly branded an "enemy" if you dare to question the leadership. And if the fear of that alone doesn't stop you from daring to
question them, they'll charge you, take your details and add you to a database, just to make sure you're being watched and don't dare ask any
questions ever again.
Americans (on the whole, not individually) are too lazy, or too complacent to actually DO anything other than bitch and whine. There have been plenty
of opportunities over the last eight years for you all to go out and march, protest, make your voices heard. But the majority expect others to do it
for them, and so you end up with a small, easily quashed and controlled group desperately trying to do the job you should ALL be doing.
Instead of forcing change through protest and reason, change will only come to America with the fall of the current government. And I truly believe
that it will happen with the collapse of the $.
Only when millions are not able to buy the latest iPod or pay for cable TV will the people revolt.
I too had hope that when Obama arrived things would actually change. But alas, I was proven wrong. He has no intention of restoring America to what it
was before Bush. He'll use and abuse every power given to him by that cretin to his best advantage, and that means using it to limit your freedom of
opinion against government injustice.
Instead of change, you have an administration sticking by all the old rules of destroying civil liberties. And to top it all off, you have instances
where the new administration does insane things like fly a jet low over NYC!
To me, that's an indication of a government not in control of the things that matter, but in control of the people, to do as they wish, without
consequence and without restraint or reason.
What needs to change?
Don't wait until you can't afford your internet connection before you get angry at your government restricting your rights to assemble. The cost of
cable TV doesn't matter, the rights you have to hold an opposing view to that of your government are more important, and that's what you should be
Join a protest, march, shout, give your opinion in a group, don't expect others to do it for you and then complain when nothing changes.