posted on Jul, 30 2004 @ 06:18 PM
Intrepid, you are making me weep in my beer. :p
Be optimistc for the good of the country. There's a lot of us out there still, we just aren't organized.
I know its frustrating to see what is happening in our government. Everyone with a soul and a conscience is irritated at being forced to serve a
industrial-Federal combination of power. It's a very corrupt and yucky spirit in our government today, because it's finally coming out in the open,
having lost all of its shame.
Now it's okay to openly court the government, guide its laws, and corrupt its officials with your "lobby" and money. No wonder nothing gets done
in congress, and our nation is totally stagnant in its domestic issues. It sold its soul long ago, and now is just the lap dogs of the rich guys and
They won't be able to hold the house for long, it's just not possible to keep 300 million Americans under wraps and control forever.
The main reason for this is that we cannot support our ecomony with slaves. We can't maintain a huge debt burden on the people and expect our
economy to grow indefinately. It's impossible.
That is what will break the cycle - plain old greed. The constant economic expansion has been maintained for the last 20 years by the growth of
personal debt. People's lifestyles have been funded by credit, not by the profits of labor, and this has finally reached saturation.
The same thing happened in Ancient Greece (Several times!) where the debts of the public became a threat to the Liberty of the land, and the people
rose up and CANCELLED the debts. It actually happened that way. It's okay to do it kids, it is our Land, not the creditors.
We need to think in terms of having rights, and a power of our own. It's not gone, we've just been convinced to forget about it. We're not
chipped and tatooed yet!
If you manage to enslave and indebt the entire population, then you have a problem. It is harmful to the people, it kills their spirit, and the
wheels of the nation stop working. People aren't going to be willing to just throw their babies into this machine they are making. It is a system
that cannot support itself. It will eventually run out of people to devour and enslave, and then it will have nothing but slaves and poverty, and no
more money with which to buy their goods.
People gotta realize that you can't just keep building higher and higher and higher. You gotta have some balance in the system, or you end up
ploughing through your seed corn. You can't raise up a generation of wage slaves and expect a vital and productive people to take the reigns in the
future generations. It just doesn't work. They will become poor and ignorant, and will not produce anywhere near what their forefathers did, and
the system will break.
And if George Bush is any indication of the kind of people that our "elites" have born and bred to lead us, then we are in for a helluva time. I
think it's that baby-boomer generatiion - They are not the same kind of character as their parents. Just look at what they are like! No wonder
we're not going anywhere.
We're gonna have to wait 20 years until my generation takes the lead, and then we will see what is to be done. It will either sink there, or start
to rise again.