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Originally posted by W3RLIED2
Several of the recent threads going around about Wikileaks, about the protests in the UK, and finally about the recent cyber war thats been initiated, have motivated me to throw this out there for ATS consumption. Here you go. Agree to disagree, and all opinions are welcome:
I would say the youth of America under the age of 18 are totally screwed right now. To expand on that thought:
Children are now being given iPhones and computers before they can reach the cookie jar, if you get my drift. Is it apathy, or forced apathy? Kids from the age group of 18-30 are going to have it rough, but that is the demographic that can also make some change if we get our crap together before it's too late. The people older than 30-35 either are currently un effected by the current state of things, like my stepfather for example who still runs a successful business, or my blood father who works in the medical field; or they have come upon equally dire straits as the youth and are urging for dramatic changes. Dramatic change will be the only thing that saves America.
Can American youth take the reigns of our country in the coming years and make a positive change? My answer to that question is two fold: (excerpt from one of my previous posts)
1) The youth of America feels trapped within a world of MTV bull snot, materialistic items, and status among their peers. For these reasons it's my belief that most will not take any action to bring change. And most also lack the general knowledge to make any constructive, beneficial changes.
2) The youth that are educated enough about the situation and want to make a difference via protest and/or revolution of some kind are scared, as well as leaderless. I can't help any one get over fear other than to say there is nothing to fear from our government. The government as an entity can not hurt us if we stand united for a single cause with one voice. If we decided to march on washington with 1 million people and tell them we're done with it, they would have to listen
The war veterans, many of whom had been out of work since the beginning of the Great Depression, sought immediate cash payment of Service Certificates granted to them eight years earlier via the Adjusted Service Certificate Law of 1924. Each Service Certificate, issued to a qualified veteran soldier, bore a face value equal to the soldier's promised payment, plus compound interest. The problem was that the certificates (like bonds), matured twenty years from the date of original issuance, thus, under extant law, the Service Certificates could not be redeemed until 1945.
On July 28, U.S. Attorney General William D. Mitchell ordered the veterans removed from all government property. Washington police met with resistance, shots were fired and two veterans were killed. President Hoover then ordered the army to clear out the veterans. The infantry and cavalry were supported by six tanks, and commanded by Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur. Major, later President, Dwight D. Eisenhower was his liaison with Washington police, and Major George Patton led the cavalry. The Bonus Army, their wives and children were driven out with fixed bayonets and adamsite gas, an arsenical vomiting agent, and their shelters and belongings burned. Two more of the veterans, and an unknown number of babies and children, died (accounts range from one to "a number" of casualties).
Originally posted by W3RLIED2
This is where Leadership must come into the equation, and which is where I feel I can be of most help.
We need a strong base of organizational leaders. Smart, young people who feel the same way about the situation, and can set some very simple, but radical changes to enact within our country. Building off of the Constitution in its original form, before modern politicians started wiping their asses with it. This group needs to be the driving force of motivation behind a revolt, and has to be able to maintain morale in the face of almost ABSOLUTE ADVERSITY.
Once there is a group of strong minds that can form an alliance with each other, then we can start planning a real American Protest. These things must happen, or we will all be indentured servants, and our children will have no hopes of understanding the feeling of living FREE.
The GOALS of action taken against our government should fall along these lines as follows.
Reduce the House of Representatives from the current 435 members to 218 members and Senate members from 100 to 50 (one per State). Also reduce remaining staff by 25%.
Do this over the next 8 years. 2 elections, 2 votes.
Get the Fed, as well as the new Fed, whose name is Goldman-Sachs, completely removed from power. This will also include any other government officials who have corporate connection that has the ability to influence our government behind the public's back.
Under no circumstances can the judicial branch of government over rule a democratic vote on new legislation, new propositions, or any other circumstances that such a vote may be held by the government AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL. States should always have the rights to govern themselves without Federal interference
At this point in time there are currently violent protests in the streets on the United Kingdom because of the actions that big money banksters and corrupt government officials have taken. The effect of their actions have caused tuition prices to reach un realistic levels in universities and the working class youth are once again facing the problem of immigrant labor taking jobs that their own citizens are well qualified for. Why has this happened? For the same reasons it's happening in the United states right now.
The time must be now, America. If we as citizens of the World can't stand up for ourselves and get our country back on track now we are going to fall by the wayside in 10 years. Our children will have little future, and our government will soon take complete control of every single aspect of our daily lives. Are you not tired of being misled? Are you not tired of being bold faced lied to every single day by the news, and by your government?
I am tired of it. I am so sick and tired of it it makes my head spin.
Along with the protests in Europe there is the cyber attacks taking place in response to the Wikileaks gag order. The efforts of the US Government to silence WL should be a sign that they are scared of us finding out the truth. They should be even more scared of what will happen should 1 million people march up to the Capitol and say enough is enough.
If we were able to organize a unified protest in washington, the rest of the country would have no choice but to pay attention. It would also be a strong show of solidarity and support to our British brothers and sisters fighting for their futures as we speak. Then the system would be getting hit on 4 fronts, the UK, and the US via protesting, and via the internet by cyber attacks and Wikileaks being kept strong. If we used our bodies and our voices, instead of our computers and our keyboards, the message would ring clear through out the country:
YOU'RE RUINING OUR FUTURE AND WE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT BACK WITH EXTREME PREDJUDICE TOWARDS THE OPPOSITION.
JULY 4TH 2011, 1 MILLION PEOPLE WILL MARCH TO WASHINGTON AND RECLAIM OUR INDEPENDANCE FROM THIS CORRUPTED SYSTEM. ON JULY 4TH 2011 WE WILL DEMAND RADICAL CHANGE.
Originally posted by stuncrazy
reply to post by 46ACE
thanks for reminding me... we should invest in Gas masks.
we know how they play, we know the rules of the game. be prepared to, like i've stated before, must be 100% peaceable. we cannot stand for anyone trying to cause havoc and should abandon anyone who cannot do this in a mature manner.edit on 10-12-2010 by stuncrazy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by theendisnear69
reply to post by crimvelvet
I agree, we need the help of anyone, no matter their age or demographic.
The problem is, I think the elite would just turn the rest of the population against any movement that wishes to make changes to this corrupt government.