reply to post by BenWoodsYcc
Why do we let the government lie to us? Why dont we stand up for ourselves?
As your list clearly demonstrates manipulation abounds in the millitary industrial governments and corporations that have power over us. Yes, they lie
to us through the mainstream media outlets constantly and always have done since ancient times.
To attempt to answer the two questions you ask, we let the governments lie to us because most people are content to be led and have the lives that
they have. They are frightened of change and it seems they will trust even Adolf Hitler if it gives them anything of the life they desire. So, most
people are bought off with this false sense of security and will even die for their governments if asked to do so, as those two horrific world wars
demonstrate with the millions and millions of young men who were SACRIFICED.
Those of us who have a morality about life and a conscience are very much in the minority. We are people who are disaffected by our experience in
life, alienated by the system in which we are indeed forced to live. We despise the lies and immorality of these governments, yet because we are in
such a minority and so scattered we can never be a force for true change. The only time a revolution occurs is when so many people become alienated by
a government that they are the majority; when things get so bad the only alternative is to go out onto the streets en masse. That is what we have been
witnessing in the Arabic countries and maybe even now in Spain.
However, most of the time when revolutions do occur it is because a powerful part of the original government is disaffected enough, has the weight and
influence in media and the hard cash and network to be able to "encourage" the masses to take to the streets. The outcome is usually just more of the
Yes, I am taking a stand by myself already and have done so for many years. Yet I can only fight my own corner because I am alienated and lack all the
above means and influence listed. I have successfully found a way to live for now that is more on my own terms, but it takes conviction and my life is
not easy. I am more free than I would have been otherwise, though.
It is upto people individually really; if they want to go on living and believing the lies and constantly being one kind of a victim or other of the
states that control them, either as a casualty of war or an economical casualty like in the recent great banker swindle where we are having to pay
for the deliberate sinking of the markets and economies for the withdrawel of profits gained, that was really the intention anyway. Of course, they
will do this again once we have recovered from the last escapade.
To conclude, most people are content to just let this all happen and are content to let it carry on for the sake of the lives that we have. Only when
people become discontented, when they are ripped off too much or greed is shoved in their faces too much and their lives are so miserable, will they
harbour any desire for change and revolution.
I am both miserable enough personally and have had greed and lies shoved in my face enough to make me a revolutionary, though a peaceful one ( I do
not believe in any kind of bloodshed or war for change). I am just patiently waiting for others to come join me. Hurry up, sleepy ones!!!
on 23-5-2011 by Revolution9 because: spelling errors