posted on Dec, 10 2010 @ 11:33 PM
reply to post by SarK0Y
What you're implying is that this is a lose/lose situation. If we do nothing and roll over we wait to take it one final time from the politicians
and the banksters we lose. If we organize a march of protest, we lose. I have to disagree with you in a big way there.
The great thing about being poor is that I've had the privilege of meeting and surrounding myself with some of the brightest and coolest people on
earth. Who in most, not all, but most situations are in the same or worse situations than myself.
I've watched 2 houses be taken from my family due to toxic loans that bankers gave out knowing that they were set to jack the interest rates up and
force people out. I've stood by and watched all of my family in california suffer at the hands of every increasing property tax, while home values
are depreciating! I've watched as prop 13 passed to public dismay, and guaranteed that property taxes will be raised again, further strangling the
large populations of working class kids and even their parents to the point of homelessness. In my quarter century on this blue rock in the vastness
of space, I've seen a lot more than my years let on.
My dad had a saying for me, the last time we were able to visit in san diego. He told me that for a 25 year old I have an unusually strong intuition,
and connection with people. "Son, its not the year that the car was made, it's the mileage on the odometer that matters." -- Peter Martin
I have a lot of miles for a car that was made in 1985. Enough miles to know the difference between a losing situation and a situation that presents a
glimmer of Hope. Our situation is difficult, but there is still Hope. That Hope is the spark that lies within us to do BIG things in life. For this
reason, I stand firm that any action taken in protest is positive. When the only other alternative is to take it up the rear by uncle sam and his
politician/banker/corporate buddies... with no lube... How could making a stand be a bad thing?
If we succeed with the action in DC, which it is my sincere Hope we do, we'll have to cross the bridges of reform when we get there. First we have
to make the stand, or else we will never know.