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why are you americans so silent ?

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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Most wouldn't walk to the local Mall let alone a demo.

If you could do it in a car m'be it would be different.




posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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It may have something to do with the benefits that Americans enjoy as a result of their governments policies. They have a very high standard of living as a result of cheap energy. The cost of everything in the USA is cheaper than here especially housing and food. So most Americans benefit from the "clandestine empire" and the results of very aggressive policies with other countries.

I think that when I see Americans panicking about the costs of social welfare and expressing fears about the "europeanisation" of the USA they are revealing the fact that they care more about wealth retention than the welfare of their less fortunate neighbours.

America retains its wealth by exploiting weaker countries and by using war and money to pervert the markets.

That's my take on it anyway after watching and listening to Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone, John Perkins and Zeitgeist.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by downtown436
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Most Americans are completely brainwashed by TV, and they think everything is fine half the time. When Repubs are in power the dems are mad, and vice versa.

This way only half the country can be mad at one time, and the half that isn't mad helps TPTB to quiet the ones who are.

There is a small minority of people who see through the BS, but I'll tell you they are hard to find.


I honestly think ATS will make some progress when people stop using the tired old phrases " brainwashed by television", "busy watching American idol', "couch potatoes" etc. We get it. Let it go.

According to Naomi Wolf, protests in America are not effective anymore because their importance has been reduced. The first Amendment guarantees freedom of assembly and that Congress does not have the right to make a law restricting that right. With restrictions, the protest is limited to a certain area instead of being a collective effort by the people and for the people.

Another problem is that you have saboteurs who try to steer the protest to be violent, thus damaging credibility. And because the media today, America's media, has little integrity, you are also at risk of being called "extremist" or "right-wing terrorists". The media is important to protesters because without the media, you have no voice.

A third problem is that, as Chomsky has stated, Americans are turned and kepy away from the real issues they face. There is a huge effort going on by Congress and the like to keep the American public blind. So, it is not Americans' fault entirely. It is the result of a sleeping public and an aggressive government.


bigthink.com...
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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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welfare of their less fortunate neighbours


just so you know, according to our Constitution, all social programs are Unconstitutional, thus null and void.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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I will tell you how egypt protesters had balls.

because they are Muslims . in the holly book is written that if some one faced injustice and rose up it , god will

bless him/her and even he/she is killed the prize is heaven.

this is their victory secret



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:39 PM
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The MSM has overwhelmed us with confuse and conquer tactics. There is so much info and so many conflicting opinions it's very hard to sort out. Most people choose to turn their backs and worry about their own personal lives.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Lets not make this thread a religious pissing contest please~ This is about an oppressed peoples across the globe!



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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I say just give it time ... it will happen and with force. While I totally agree with the reasons presented in this thread, one thing for sure is that we won't sit still when we have no cash, no food and nowhere to sleep. When we finally realize - and I mean everyone - that the MSM has been telling us everything is okay when actually it isn't, the storm will start.

You can see the MSM posting stories about people being shot in the news with some regularity, so you know they are trying to get the guns and the sooner the better (from their perspective). Once this becomes THE issue in the MSM, then the NWO has formally hit the US doorstep and is in the final stages of its endgame.

My recommendation: run TOWARDS the alien space ships when they come - it's our only way out.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by hmdphantom
reply to post by SirKnightE
 


I will tell you how egypt protesters had balls.

because they are Muslims . in the holly book is written that if some one faced injustice and rose up it , god will

bless him/her and even he/she is killed the prize is heaven.

this is their victory secret


dude no SECRET,,, lol

ALL people feel the same....pick your god out of the vending machine, and the prize you receive is an
"ever-lasting-day-at-the-beach-with-free-food"
and a soft pillow

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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by hmdphantom
reply to post by SirKnightE
 


I will tell you how egypt protesters had balls.

because they are Muslims . in the holly book is written that if some one faced injustice and rose up it , god will

bless him/her and even he/she is killed the prize is heaven.

this is their victory secret


I guess God didnt bless you all in Iran then because you still have your crazy whacked out dictator..



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
Not silent, just oppressed~ Look around, there are protests daily in the US, the problem is ...no one listens


Maybe it's time to SHOUT LOUDER!



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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Most the United States' protesting is done online nowadays, hence the absence of feet on the street. In a large country, such as the U.S., it's not feasible for many Americans to pack up and haul off to Capitol Hill for every issue that arises.

One problem with online protesting, it's easy to make complaints and thus it's also easily dismissed.

Flashback to 2009:
A million march to US Capitol to protest against 'Obama the socialist'






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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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The US is certainly not silent. Heres a list of all the uprisings on record:

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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I am not making this thread religion.

i am giving you information about what i know and what you may not Know.

I always appreciate information. so this is not about religion.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by hmdphantom
I have always wondered despite of all freedom you have.( more than our nation)

and lots of acts that your government been caught in with pants down.

why the american people do not go into any protest ??

a will appreciate your precious opinions.


"dear iranian citizen" !
Americans are "silent" because they are DRUGGED AND BRAIN WASHED very good! (please see "black friday phenomenen" : Walmart staff trampled to death by shoppers - what have we become? www.youtube.com... )
So to them ,"today" is always TODAY!
They don't have memory , don't have thoughts , everything is resumed to "TODAY" !
Doesn't matter if TOMMOROW their government will SELL THEM and nuke them...
All that matter is "THE TODAY THING"...
By the way :
do you iranians KNOW of the order 11110 issued by John Fitzgerald Kennedy?
I know it's old , but THAT ONE ALONE could have changed dramatically THE TODAY reality!

check it out and spread the word :

www.john-f-kennedy.net...

" With the stroke of a pen, Mr. Kennedy was on his way to putting the Federal Reserve Bank of New York out of business. If enough of these silver certificats were to come into circulation they would have eliminated the demand for Federal Reserve notes. This is because the silver certificates are backed by silver and the Federal Reserve notes are not backed by anything. Executive Order 11110 could have prevented the national debt from reaching its current level, because it would have given the gevernment the ability to repay its debt without going to the Federal Reserve and being charged interest in order to create the new money. Executive Order 11110 gave the U.S. the ability to create its own money backed by silver.

After Mr. Kennedy was assassinated just five months later, no more silver certificates were issued. The Final Call has learned that the Executive Order was never repealed by any U.S. President through an Executive Order and is still valid. Why then has no president utilized it? Virtually all of the nearly $6 trillion in debt has been created since 1963, and if a U.S. president had utilized Executive Order 11110 the debt would be nowhere near the current level. "

GOES TO SHOW what kind of "leaders"/CRIMINALS followed John Fitzgerald Kennedy!




posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by hmdphantom
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I am not making this thread religion.

i am giving you information about what i know and what you may not Know.

I always appreciate information. so this is not about religion.


oh ok Thank God..
LOL

back to MY question to you..

what do you think we should do when we don't like things, and want change,, that we don't do in our own orderly fashion????



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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protests are not always about food. and sometimes is about being fooled.

being lied . being disrespected . about some humanistic matters like freedom.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Just so maybe you can get a small idea about what we americans are up against,Check this post www.abovetopsecret.com... Please no star or flag.Just read it.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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Many Americans live a very nice life and don't need to protest is the simple fact. Heck even those in poverty have food on the table Xbox in their hands big screen in front of em etc. etc. etc. Police/Fire/Ambulance service right around the corner and a grocery store stocked with all one needs down the block. What is there to really protest about? You get pissed at your reps you let em know at the ballot box no need to run around whining and howling. Now people are protesting in the middle east because they want what we have..........freedom.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by hmdphantom
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I will tell you how egypt protesters had balls.

because they are Muslims . in the holly book is written that if some one faced injustice and rose up it , god will

bless him/her and even he/she is killed the prize is heaven.

this is their victory secret



I feel it has nothing to do with what you call your creator or how you serve him, just as your holy book says there is only one god, you may consider Muhammad his prophet, but others may differ. When governments abuse there sense of what single god the state should serve, that is when turmoil erupts. Because of certain shariah laws in certain countries, those oppressed chose go against that entity which was religion that caused them so much strife. The US on the other hand is experiencing a different type of oppression.
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