posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 12:15 PM
I think that the first part of the solution is disengaging from the game we've all been contributing to, that's been holding us back from using our
own communities and personal empowerment to elicit real change. Reliance on the system/game/program has done just that, kept us reliant on the
system/game/program for change. Feeling that perhaps the only way to create change by voting, is part of the problem, not the solution.
The solution is by no means not voting, and then becoming apathetic and not doing anything but sitting back in your chair, and I don't think people
are directly suggesting that, they just may not be elaborating on it further, which is also part of the problem.
So, we stop voting to begin the ending of our participation in the system/game/program, what's next? How else may we contribute? What should I do?
Part of the solution also requires you to seek within yourself personal abilities and contributions that can benefit others. Nobody else can show this
to you, or tell you how, but you. You are responsible for making the change you want to see in the world, to be a shining example of that change.
Maybe for some it is simply bringing awareness to the game/system/program, for others it may engaging in organizing community gathering to work
together on a more fundamental grassroots level, lessening the dependency on the game/system/program to live freely. Maybe the best way for you to
contribute is to depict the world you want to be apart of in your art or music, and sharing that with the world, or maybe writing a speech for one of
your classes expressing your ideas and innovations on how to catalyze change.
And that's what we need isn't? Ideas, new ideas, the evolution of ideas. Do your own searching, your own thinking, does voting work for you? Is it
creating a better world for you and your children, and your children's children? If it is, then continue forward, and be as educated as you can be
about how you vote, but if it isn't, then start formulating your own ideas and solutions to the problem, then we are headed in a positive
[edit on 4-8-2010 by Asmus]