The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
I have been holding back on this topic for some time now. This is as good of a place to mention it as any. Some may roll their eyes and say "Oh,
another prediction on ATS....blah, blah blah." Believe or don't believe. Gloat if it doesn't happen, I don't care. But this is something that I
have been wanting to say for some time now and This thread is as good of a place to say it as anywhere.
It is my firm belief that in either the Spring or Fall of 2011, that there will be an upheaval in the US. The people will be tired of all the jerking
around that has been done. There will be some that are vocal and others that are both vocal and violent about it. This riot, if you want to call it
that, will have to be dealt with. If done too harshly, it will become an insurrection. If ignored or dealt with too lightly, it will become an
insurrection. And given my observation of the Federal Government, taking the goldilocks position of just right isn't going to happen. They are far
too far up their own butts to handle the situation correctly.
I have known this time was coming. And honestly, I had hoped that I was completely off base. That it was all just a long term reoccurring nightmare of
a paranoid fear that things were not quite right in the world. I mean after all, this is a vision that I have had since the mid to late 80's. It
doesn't go away, although I only have seen glimpses of it from time to time these past 20 some odd years.
No, I do not advocate what is about to transpire nor to I relish the confirmation of these visions. I would rather be wrong, actually. However, it is
not in the cards. We look to our elected leadership to represent something other than themselves, unfortunately the cold hard truth is sinking in to
the everyday people that could comfortably toil the fields as the slaves once did in this nation. All they ask is that they remained happy. Happiness
is the one thing that can no longer be provided because they are becoming aware of their surroundings and their condition of servitude.
I am not going to lie, I work long hours for low pay as well. Just like everyone else I too was born a slave of the system and live the life of slave
to the system. And in the end, I have few wants met along with the majority of the baser needs. But people are realizing more and more each day that
they are not secure in their position. Their lot in life no longer brings them the happiness that they have once thought that they had.
And the funny thing about it all is that there are people in positions of power that had looked around and had came to the same conclusion: That this
day is coming, that it is coming soon, and it is not going to be pretty.
Look at the history of the country, without a doubt the West was won by the barrel of a gun. What has been our social policy on guns for our youth
these past 20 years? "Guns are bad, m' kay." Or better yet, just look at No Child Left Behind. The entire program was set up as these are the
things that children need to know in order to pass. No one advances until these things are learned. Period, end of discussion. So where does the
fostering the growth of imagination and independent thought come into play? It simply doesn't.
(Un)Fortunately there is a problem with recreating the perfect drone. It makes them easier to manipulate, especially by those that give them freedoms.
So the unthinking, anti-gun child, that perfect drone, will be more than happy to accept that taboo item and use it against them. And because they are
not taught to think for themselves, they will be more than happy to follow the orders of those that hand them that gun.
This country is well on its way to becoming a bloodbath. And from what I can see 2011 makes the most sense on our current timeframe. And to be honest,
that is my best guess of when. Because in none of these visions, and I have tried, I was never able to know the year. And that in itself, is a sort of
blessing, if you think about it.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.