posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 07:16 AM
This is in response to all the increasing uneasiness that appears to be settling over ATS. Everyone is running around saying "Revolution" but I
think there's a couple things we need to realize. I understand this is going to be a very unpopular opinion on a site that leans towards conspiracy
and distrust of government but hear me out before you respond. (Brief and Metaphoric summaries at bottom).
America is only alittle over 233 years old and what is happening in America right now is nothing new. The event of two or more sides fighting over
politcal power can be traced back to any group of humans throughout the species existence. It can be seen even now in any group of animals that live
and function together. There is always a leader.
What is a leader?
A leader is someone (or a group) that everyone else voluntarily concedes their authority to. This means that despite the equal capability of
doing the job properly among all members of a group, one is voluntarily offered an artificial place above the rest. This is done for simplicity
reasons among others. If everyone had the same "authority", there would be absolute chaos. Every friend we have we disagree with strongly over
Now imagine we're both among 300 million other people trying to rule over ourselves in a different way. That spells non-stop war plain and simple
unless only one side is left which defeats the purpose of living in a collective to begin with. But what about a dictator? By starting a military coup
or some other form of revolution, people no longer concede their individual authority to said leader.
What is a revolution?
A revolution is the forceful changing of a leader. Remember, There hasn't been nor ever will there be such a thing as an unpopular revolution.
Once the majority no longer concedes their authority to a leader (military regime scuffles aside), that leader no longer has a place among its people.
This has happened time and time again. Some overthrows where just shear power struggles of the same ideas while others were very different views. At
any rate, all power changes were done so with force. Sometimes it happens so that a minority can overtake a favored leader with military force but it
is the favored leader's job to see to this not developing. This a rebellion and the only difference between the two is what percentage of people are
on board. Majority = Revoluton and Minority = Rebellion.
The Unbroken American System
A Democratic Republic. Such a genius invention. The masses vote for the leaders they feel will represent them best in a government and not even those
elected officials are without checks from other elected officials. There is no absolute power, everything must be a compromise to ensure all sides
having a fair say. This system cannot be broken by design and here's why:
The universally recognized leader is changed every four years with no allowance to serve more than eight and at any given time, legal procedings can
take place to remove them from power. Everyone in congress has a term and must be re-elected each time. If unfavorable behaviors manifest
within the system, it is the responsibility of The Democracy to fix The Republic. If crooks and cheats are elected, the unbroken system
allows crooks and cheats to remain in power in that it appears that crooks and cheats are the preferred leaders.
The current glitch in our system did not happen over night. Infact, it is destined to pop-up in any form of power across civilization. A minority that
disagrees with the majority and its leader/form of leadership tries to find a way to take power. This has given birth to lobbying or bloodless
rebellions. Here we have a very small portion of the population overtaking our elected government and instituting their own policies via bribing or
Last I checked, any act that attempts to compromise the integrity of a majority's favored government is treason. Further more, if any elected
government goes awry from what it was elected to do, that is treason against the majority that elected them. Plain and simple, lock 'em up. They're
breaking laws that do currently exist, demand they be enforced. Its treason against the people and their preferred government. Questioning our
government is not treason. Corrupting our government so that it no longer serves we the people IS treason.
We can vote them out of office. We can demand a stop to lobbying. We can have things work the way they should. The system isn't broken, we just
aren't doing our part. There is no need to go guns blazing in the middle of the streets which will result in unnecessary loss of human life when we
can just simply stand up and be heard and call them out on the things that aren't right. In the meantime, don't take any momentum out of said
standing up and being heard over some BS partisan argument. "Yeah, I agree with _______ that the government needs to be held accountable but....."
SHUTUP AND GO WITH IT. When the system is back to working as it should, those issues will be resolved the right way.
Brief Summary: We need a Government. Our current System works if everyone does their part and assumes their responsibility. Its not about left and
right, its about whats right and wrong for the majority. Majority might not be the best word so replace it with country or collective. At any rate,
its never too late. If it was too late, It'd be over already.
Metaphoric one line summary: Let us not yell at the malfunctioning machine we were supposed to be supervising and maintaining.