posted on Jun, 21 2010 @ 02:17 PM
reply to post by TheFinalTruth14
I believe you're right, this does transcend Red/Blue politics and combined with yesterday's (or was it today's) Supreme Court decision, Obama's
war on whitleblowers (more justice department whistle blower prosecutions than any president in history) and the "net freedom"/Orwell Act, we're
getting perilously close to Federal action to shut down any form of questioning of the imperial presidency.
If I can make a mea culpa here, I voted for Obama and I allowed myself to think he might be different, but I've seen nothing but a consistent march
toward increased federal power over people's lives without commensurate benefits, and a handing over of federal authority to corporations and the
MIC that is frightening in its totality. In 57 years that I've lived on this earth, I saw a lot of things come down, from the space race, to the
assassination of the Kennedy's and King, to the burning and occupation of campuses and the streets during Vietnam to the counter-revolution of the
Regan-Bush era and the idea that democrats should talk and act more like republicans "to win" under Clinton, the end of the cold war and
reconstruction of MIC power to fit the war on terror to the growth of the Imperial Presidency throughout all of the above. I have never seen a time
like now in terms of an imminent and final/total threat to democracy.
We can argue (and I'm not even sure we'd have to) political orientation all day, but that's what democracy is. We are in danger of losing the last
vestiges of it everywhere we look.
I went through a period in the eighties, when Reagan was elected, that I thought going the survivalist route might be the way to go then. I didn't. I
stayed in touch with society and in the system, albeit marginally and fought to preserve our rights and for social justice through the electoral
system. I abandoned the two parties then and Obama was the first democrat I voted for since . . . George McGovern? But I also made peace with
conservatives during that period because I thought the democrats were duplicitous sell-out wimps.
My main concerns now are watching the advancement of the MIC under Obama and the erosion of our rights with little action matching pretty rhetoric.
Now that erosion is a full scale landslide. These may not be the last days. I thought those were near in the seventies and was wrong. But I would call
this a critical time and a time to lay aside political differences to protect basic rights. So right on to you.