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The no vote movement!

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:41 PM
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I propose the no vote movement. I believe that in order to change our political structure we have to leave it behind.

Lets organize a no vote and sitin at voter registrations, and votes!

If we never vote in a politician to rule us, he can never ruin our lives!


Who is in?

Ok there is a bad side i know. But lets brain storm ideas. I am just saying, lets leave the guns behind.

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:43 PM
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Just because you hate baseball does not mean you will get everyone else to stop attending games. Thats what politics has become...a game, republicans versus democrats, and TPTB always win!



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:44 PM
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Well if i leave my material "needs/wants" behind, then nothing has power.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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OP that is a great concept.. however unlikely..I do believe the fault is in parties, like you...Why should one have to vote one side or the other. Can people not just vote for that particular agenda? Why should one individual be weighed down with an agenda that might not match 100 %.... That cant be true for Senate or Congress.. . I imagine myself in that role pigeonholed...I would not want that position...

I laugh watching the State of Addresses and so forth.. I would bet most of them agree with the other side on certain ideologies (sic) and such...they cant break free from the gate.....

Party politics are absourd....If one takes the money and time. energy spent to be in government.. actually HAVE AN OPINION and not follow lines....



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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:54 PM
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Less people vote - the less people politicians have to worry about pleasing.

Find a party that means something to you, and campaign for them, they get a seat in congress or parliament or whatever your system is, and build from it.

Not voting is a cop-out.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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I like your idea on voting for concepts. This whole voting for people thing is really Romanesque.

Do you have any ideas for reaching out to people?

If they can devise tactics to enslave people, we can devise tactics to unenslave them. How do we go about creating subtle messages that only slyly rely one small message at a time? Or how do we trick people out of their mindset? Can we devise these ways as well?



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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I like your idea on voting for concepts. This whole voting for people thing is really Romanesque.

Do you have any ideas for reaching out to people?

If they can devise tactics to enslave people, we can devise tactics to unenslave them. How do we go about creating subtle messages that only slyly rely one small message at a time? Or how do we trick people out of their mindset? Can we devise these ways as well?



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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Voting into a system that is broke and void of change is not going to work either. Using a system that is broke doesn't work to change the system.

If your water pipes are broke, do you still use them? Or do you get new pipes and fix them?

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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:01 PM
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Originally posted by onequestion
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Well if i leave my material "needs/wants" behind, then nothing has power.



You mean power over you? That is correct, but it does not change the world unfortunately. I feel you though, and I do agree. If people are fed and have something to watch or play, why rock the boat?

Protesting is like raising you're hand in class whereas overturning the desk and refusing to do any work is far more effective, but that food and those t.v shows would be taken away. People don't want to give up their cars, phones, internet connections and grow their own food to cause real change. Protesting is easier, safer and ultimately placating.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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You are right, protesting is protesting. I think we should be more creative with our approach. Encoding things, subliminal messaging (within the context of our speech, not literal translation). Grabbing someone by the balls and screaming, 'WAKE UP!', affective but i don't think it will work.

Mybe,

Hey man, there is a lot of police cars, i heard they have m-16s now! Does the military use m-16s?

I am not to intrusive but i am presenting the seed for a new idea. If we can create subliminal tactics like this and get some momentum behind it, mybe we can affect change faster.

Just an example, please don't over think it.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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Double post, blam Macs.


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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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Wasn't this George Carlin's philosophy: never vote or you are a part of it.

Maybe not his exact words. Now after voting fairly consistently, I am finally ready for not voting. Hope it works this time.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:15 PM
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I agree that the pipes need replacing - to do that you need a number of different tools.



Voting is one of them.




You gotta do more than drop-out - because that is why the 60's movement failed.



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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I agree with you about the 60's.


But something has to be done to unbrainwash. I think what would standout the most is all of our younger generation standing up and saying, "wait! we are not going to vote! we don't need to be controlled!".



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:27 PM
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Originally posted by ghostsoldier
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You gotta do more than drop-out - because that is why the 60's movement failed.


The 60's movement failed because they all got jobs and started families, if they survived. What else were they going to do?



posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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Explanation: This topic was covered in EXTREME detail by this ATS thread authored by schrodingers dog ...

The King is Dead ... Long Live the King!

And SpartanKingLeonidas gives us the answers!


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posted on May, 1 2010 @ 09:34 PM
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How many of the young vote as it is now?

I think you are right, and are correct in philosophy.

Modern politics serves middle class families and megarich corporations. All three have an unhealthy symbiotic relationship that are destroying the world.

One of the biggest impacts that would shake up the system for good, would be educating a whole generation about ethical/conscious-consumerism and grass-roots capitalism/communalism.

Binary mindstate is something we as conscious activists have got to break down. The approach has got to be multi-faceted.

Your no-vote-movement could only express itself clearing once or so every 4 years, and it may take 40 years to get your desired point across - alot can happen between now and 40 years time. Yous in America have got a less than 50% voter turn out on average anyway - they like it that way.



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