posted on Jun, 6 2003 @ 12:54 AM
Firstly, if you could share those sites you mentioned, that would be great. I totally agree with your take on it....however, I am like advisor, I
can't just stand by and do nothing. This isnt just our own lives, it everyone's, and our children, and their children. As Advisor says, a lot of it
is about honor, about being able to be proud of the life we stand for.
As for the resistence of most, I agree that they won't, that they dont want to think for themselves. And that is why I see the best route for change
is to have a multi-level structure. At one extreme, you have your militia members, those who are willing to risk their lives for the cause, just as
every country has its military. But that doesnt mean that everyone else has to be totally out of it because they wont risk that much. In truth, not
everyone who stands for change will be suited to militia action. At the other extreme, you could have those who support and attempt to enact a gradual
reform of government. Something that would put them at zero risk. There are myriad solutions to the problem. Why not persue them all at once? You
might say that this would fragmentize the oganization's ability to act, but that would not necessarily be the case, because by having such a
multi-faceted approach, the number of recruits would be signifigantly higher. And something of this sort could easily stay within the bounds of
current laws while persuing change, but also be capable of taking other action if put in a situation where such action would be necessary. You see,
its not just the problem of people not caring....those who don't care will pay the price in the end, one way or another. It's a matter of not
getting those who care structured into something cohesive and capable of action on a multitude of fronts. At the very least, something of this sort
might build the power to hold conditions as they are. Nothing is impossible. Nothing.
Also, while many people are slaves to the materialistic lifestyle, history will show you that if a charismatic leader arises in a faction, the
mindless masses can often be brought into the fold. In a world of mass media, this should be even more possible. Easy, simple, or quick? No. Possible?
Yes. You seem resigned to life as it is. But I don't believe in giving up, or giving in. I am a free man, a good man, an honorable man, and I will
not let anyone make me less than I am, be it a friend, a lover, or a government. No one holds the right to make me less. Maybe I will never be able to
do anything to change the things that try to lessen me. But I will do what I can, and never let myself become the lesser for it. If I don't, then how
can I call myself a free man?