posted on Jul, 2 2004 @ 11:46 PM
Originally posted by BOHICA
It seems that you are both saying the same thing, only different.
What is it going to take, so that our politicians compete on the basis of how their ideas will lift us all. If a specific group (e.g.racial,
geographic, age) needs extra assistance, it should make sense to all of us. In our system the majority rules, but the rights of the minority (not
racial) are preserved.
We've already had New York City attacked, and still the politicians seek to pit us against each other. What is it going to take to change the rules,
to encourage other types of contenders, to ellicit the best in our candidates, and ourselves?
i'm going to say this and i know many will dismiss this as BS and think i'm just wrong looney, whatever....but...
what is it going to take? US. WE need to wake the hell up, get out of this dreamworld they want us to be in where they make us feel as though we
need to be catered to with their lies in order to give them our support.
as far as i'm concerned if your message or idea only effects a few people then you're reaching the wrong people. we are not groups, we are a nation
full of individuals who want many of the same things and that makes us a WHOLE group of people.
but is this their fault for what they do or our fault for letting them do this? i believe the answer lies in blaming ourselves. we allow ourselves
to be divided, we allow ourselvs to be lied to. we allow the status quo to be just that and never change it. WE have the power to make change and
nothing will change as long as we allow things to remains as they are. in a dynamic world that which stagnates either locks into the time in which is
was made or it rots from within. things change, they should and they must. everything is a progression, an evolution if you will. everything we do
is a step to the next step. sadly our government and those we put in charge of it are stagnant. their tactics are stangant and their ideals are
they lie to us and make it seems as THEY can make everything alright and make things better. but they been in power for a long time now. how is THIS
better? is this better? all they do is argue with each other while they're in office pass more laws we dont need then they blame each other during
election time and guess what? so do we! we fall right into that game because thats THEY want us to do. heavan forbid we should be fully autonomous
free thinkers who dont need the government for every little thing in our lives. as it is now people look more and more to the government for the
answers and guess what? the more we rely on them the more they control us. the more we need them the more power they posess. without this they
wouldnt exist, WE would be in charge and we ARE still in charge although not directly anymore. THEY are in control and they have seen fit time and
again to tell us what is good for us instead of letting us as free people decide for ourselves.
they are pandering, nothign more. they arent getting their ideas and plans out for the p[eople to see. they are spewing the same BS they've been
spewing for as long as i can remember just so they can garner an extra vote. they say whatever it takes to stay in control and we let them do it!
but we cant change everyone mind and open their minds can we? not by saying we cant. not by not trying we cant. nothing will get done that way. so
does it hurt to try? no. does it hurt to at least attempt to gain the control back for those we're suppose to get along with? arent we suppose to
look out for each other and trust each other more than the politicians? is this whats happening? no! we're fighting with each other and the
cynicism we give each other is misdirected. we act as though the other person is lying and has an agenda. no we dont, none of us are trying to get a
vote. none of us have an office to lose in congress or the senate. THEY do. not us. THEY have everything to lose and we have everything to gain
but we wont as long as we continue down the road we're heading.
go ahead. dismiss everything i said. ignore me and act as if i'm just a crack pot. pay no heed to what i say and watch what happens in the future.
see what happens when you give a government too much power. see what happens when the government that cant give it all to you can take it all away.
see what happens to us when they win and keep us divided.
if i'm wrong we have nothing to worry about...but if i'm right...we're playing right into their hands.