posted on Jun, 12 2009 @ 01:41 AM
There lies the question. A democracy, truly ruled by the people could work in our day and age. Democracy is little more than mob rule, where 51% of
the people decide the laws and policy. In the time of the internet, the people could themselves vote on any new legislature, without representation.
The hurdles to overcome in this general idea would be the power hungry who seek to control the votes, by whatever means necessary, ie. hacking,
misreporting, and software tampering. You will always have to put your trust in some sort of leader, and power makes people thirst for more.
I don't pretend to know the answers. I'm not a leader. I do believe that something must be done, and soon; before we get to a point of no return,
where we are powerless to stop TPTB from carrying out their misguided agendas.
Our forefathers saw this coming, and had much forthought in their penning of our documents like the Bill of Rights, and our Constitution. The problem
is that our society became uninterested in anything past the shiny new matierial things they saw on network television commercials. What kind of car
they had in the driveway, That new pair of shoes. Our citizens decided that paying any attention to what was going on in Washington was simply too
time consuming and too much work, and was better left to the politicians. They stopped caring, and decided to let their elected officials choose the
path of our once great nation. Too busy wallowing in our own matierialism. Exactly what we were pogrammed to do. It didn't help matters that most
laws aren't written in plain english that the "everyman" can read, but a mix of latin and legal-eze. Requiring actual thought and education to
Seriously, you can witness it everyday on just about any internet forum, people complaining that someone wrote too much text. "I got tired halfway
through and didn't finish reading that wall of text" is a common post you'll see. We are too lazy to read? WTF? Well if we are to lazyto read do
you honestly think we have the energy to stand up and take back our country? Sadly, I think not.
I'm sure there will be some of us that finally stand up, and fight, but with no organization, and small groups, with all the government monitoring
due to the Patriot act and such, I doubt we will get far. How does one fire the first shot, and the rest of us follow suit? What triggers the
rebellion, without the first guy being simply written off as a kook, or a terrorist? Was the first shot at the holocaust museum this week? No, maybe
Oklahoma City? Ruby Ridge? Waco? I don't see anyone standing up yet, and likely when they do, it will be too late.
Maybe another country nuking the US might not be a bad thing...it might be the only way to restructure this country. but then the battle might already
be over. If so, I weep for our children.
[edit on 12-6-2009 by eightonefive]