Allow me to begin with a thanks to Blaine91555 for the thread. For my money it's turned out to be one of the more thought provoking threads I've
read here at ATS.
There are some good ideas expressed and some not so good but the point is that the gray matter is churning and that's a good thing. Financial reform,
overhauling education, good stewardship of the planet we'll leave to future generations- these are all excellent goals but there's a problem and
it's not a small one.
It's time to put some legs on the ideas. I have a friend in Australia that groans about the influx of Islamic radicals who are bleeding the welfare
system dry down there. I pointed him to an article in the British tabloid the Mail that had a couple of pictures of Islamic radical demonstrating in
the streets and I pointed out the fact that they are in the streets making demands and all he does is compose bitchy emails. Irrespective of who is
right or wrong I asked him who, because of their methods, would achieve their goals?
But it goes deeper than that and that's the point I'm going to try and make here. I've been a history buff most of my life and one of the things
that I find incredulous is the fact that the American people are glued to their seats. As late as 1930 had the American people been hammered with what
we've been beaten up with over the past ten years the rioting would be coast to coast. So, what's happened to us? I see a couple of
One is that most of us are invested in the status quo. Meaning that Uncle Sam has kind of bought our silence. Whether it be with student loans, Pell
grants, disability checks, welfare, tax breaks, food stamps- hell you name it and there's some kind of handout going on that nearly all of us have a
vested and personal interest in seeing doesn't change. Uncle has something in the bag for everyone.
The second thing that I see as a possibility is much more sinister. I've thrown in a link to a two and a half minute Youtube video that I think
everyone should see.
If you watch it, and I hope that you do, I want you to imagine what you see being done happening on a national level. Ponder the number of ways that
our minds can be reached nearly every moment of every day. If you see what I see in this with all of the implications and ramifications you'll never
look at electronics the same way again. But then again I could be wrong, we may have reached the point that we've come to love our captors.
If we are, in fact, still capable of action then we need to come together as one and focus on a single issue that is life or death for all of us and
attack it like means...well, life or death. So long as we are all on different tangents we have the strength of one and will accomplish nothing of
import. But, acting together we have the collective strength of millions and if we can focus that power with laser precision there isn't a humanly
force on this planet that can stop us. We live in a Les Nessman prison with imaginary bars and windows.
Being totally self reliant is a scary proposition at first but it is what we were designed to be. Strength is built upon success and success, by its
very nature, cannot happen without action.
I just hope that we're not to late.