It's all failed! Why? Because we 'elect' people to represent us, instead of representing ourselves. Each congress person 'represents' something
like 700,000 people. Impossible!
Even if the guy you vote for would represent you, when he loses, you're out. Half the people always lose, and
then have to wait in disappointment for years for another chance to potentially lose all over again.
If you want to be lead, then you will always be the slave you already are. If this were to be a movement, let it be a leaderless Leader Movement,
where you lead yourself. This may all sound insane, but when you see what this is all about can you say I'm wrong?
Half of the people out there don't even vote. Why? I'll tell you. They already understand that it's irrelevant. There's so many important issues
to try and understand, and now we're supposed to study up on all of these different candidates at different levels and try to figure out if they'll
represent us. Odds are, not well enough, at best. Most of the people who didn't vote in 2008 likely understand that both McCain & Obama are puppets.
If I'm not mistaken, virtually every political poll is formed by polling registered voters. The non-voters likely don't even want to be led to
begin with, which is good. If you don't want to be led, then you lose either way. If only we could choose what laws are passed, and what is funded,
and what isn't...
Few people even take the time to really understand the issues. Why? Considering what's already been covered, and will be, why bother? If you can't
participate directly, and are almost sure to always be disenfranchised, why get all caught up in the drama?
Hardly anyone pays attention to or participates in petitions. Why? Odds are they're irrelevant. Suuure... you can sign a petition, and mail it in,
and it goes to the shredder. If people believed petitions would do anything most would be involved. It's hard to find the important petitions
anyways. It's not like they're hanging up at the local Post Office.
Few protest. Why? Because it's a rare day that it has any bearing on policy whatsoever. Why go and get shot by various painful devices, by thugs in
storm trooper armor, for no reason? It makes no sense.
The US Constitution is flawed. Why? Because even though it did its job over 200 years ago, it still eventually leads to the system and situation
outlined above. It isn't specific enough about limiting power, for the modern world. How to upgrade it is what this is all about...
Most congress critters are crooks. Why? Because they can vote themselves raises. Because they can get elected again and again. Because they have to do
whatever it takes to get elected again, to perpetuate their own prestige. Because the system inherently
involves special interest groups.
Because the system inherently has those special interests groups going directly to the congress critters instead of directly to us. Because they
don't have to read the legislation, and half of them don't even know how to read the language its written in even if they tried.
Presidents are absolutely corrupt. Why? Because they are a product of all of the above, and the rest of the system built up around DC only allows the
corrupt from their ranks. The office of president has too much power. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
The Supreme Court is no better off. Why? Because the 'justices' are selected by the President, and are 'confirmed' by the congress critters. And
on top of everything else, they get lifetime positions. How many justices have you ever heard about getting thrown out for being scoundrels? How many
Supreme Court justices can YOU even name (event though they have the most power in the government)??? If you confirmed them yourself you'd know all
about their names and what they're about.
Elitists and their banks and multinational corporations wield the true power. Why? Because the system is designed for corruptible humans to be
'elected', and then do things whether we like it or not. The system we know today will always build up under this scheme, to where those with power
can electioneer the playing field where we get little choice in the end.
The Iron Law of Oligarchy
, states that all forms of organization, regardless of how
democratic or autocratic they may be at the start, will eventually and inevitably develop into oligarchies. The reasons for this are the technical
indispensability of leadership, the tendency of the leaders to organize themselves and to consolidate their interests; the gratitude of the led
towards the leaders; and the general immobility and passivity of the masses.
Political parties, as we know them, need to go. Why? Because having large organizations inherently leads to the Iron Law. And history has proven that
the 2 biggest ones will work together to smash their competitors. Independent candidates can't even get into the debates. If politicians are
marginalized then what do we even need political parties for anyways? All we need are philosophies. The more the better. Currently there are only two,
oh and some 'unelectable' independents somewhere out there sadly 'embarrassing themselves' by perpetrating their own futility.
Few are willing to FIGHT. Why? Because even if we voted out all of the incumbents, and undid most of the unconstitutional 'laws', it would be no
time before we're right back to square NONE.
Basic psychology: People will either FIGHT or FLIGHT, when faced with problems. If they know they have no chance, they'll go back to American Idol to
enjoy whats left of the party, like it's going out of style, because it is
. If people even stop to think things all the way through, they'll
end up realizing it will just go back to the way it was. No wonder all of those 'sheep' 'idiots' out there go into denial. If the most powerful
system ever is evil, yet you can't do a thing about it, why messy up your outlook on life in acknowledging it?
What goals can the overwhelming majority even agree on to be worth fighting for, that isn't merely the same flawed system aforementioned? Why
fight, and face death, when the pay off isn't as grand for us today as it was for those who fought in the original rebellion? Tyrants won't just
hand over power. It doesn't take a genius to understand that, meaning, anyone can see the stakes of trying to truly take the power back will
understand the lack of payoff for the risk involved.
Accountability? Nice try! Government accountability is dictated by all of the above, and below. The career politicians, even when failed, keep their
jobs because they were 'elected'. And these same cronies are in charge of firing the government employees below them. Take a look at the total
absence of reprimands after 9/11 to realize what a joke the concept of accountability is. It's like a kleptomaniac walking into a store, with no
cameras or security tags, with only one employee present (that they know, who lets them steal), and only one customer (up at the front counter). Will
the thief steal?
Lets go to the point:
All of the problems above have had me 'lost' trying to find a set of solutions, for over a year.
We need a new system that most can agree on. Who disagrees with any of this, and why? Let's find the solution. Without mass scale agreement, any
movement is doomed. As it stands, the motions already in progress, currently only divide. If people want to fund global warming related studies, let
them. If people want to fund alternative energy research, into breakthrough technologies, let them. If people want to fund the military, let them. If
people want to fund abortion programs, or anti-abortion programs, let them. But let not even one of them fund something they don't support or
The power of mass agreement, and belief in, is potentially more powerful than the solution itself.
The only way to do all of this, that I've ever heard of or thought of, is...
Consensual Taxation (only).
In practice it's technically not a tax, it's more like donating to what you support.
Imagine your 'tax form' being more like a book, a massive checklist of sorts, where you can go through literally all
of the various things
the government is trying to do, all
of the little things we normally get taxed for, all itemized
for you to either ignore, or
In addition to this, 'Electronic Direct Democracy' could be heavily supplemental. The idea that we directly participate in the legislative process,
further marginalizing the positions of congress and office of president. Despite the thread title, we don't necessarily have to "END" these
things, but we do need to to marginalize or transform, end the way they operate as we know them.
Sure we need a Supreme Court, but the citizens
should confirm them, only by overwhelming majority, with plenty of time to wait it out (due process) to ensure that we know all there is to know about
I do realize the pitfalls of the traditional idea of direct democracy: MOB RULE. The premise of mob rule is that the 'mob' rules, not the law. The
rule of law has obviously failed, because we have a form of direct democracy, where those with the most power, mobsters
, RULE, and all they
have to do is keep the masses divided over supporting the policies they perpetrate. The Rule of Law isn't properly enough defined by the
Constitution, as proven by our situation. And when it comes to the 'dumb' masses, I doubt they would have ratified the 16th Amendment, Federal
Reserve Act, and so on. Now that's all most of us have known our entire lives, its no wonder they roll their eyes when we say fiat currency and
income taxes are wrong and illegitimate.
[edit on 30-6-2010 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]