I don't know what to make of this whole thing yet, I'm still on the fence. I know that we were being bombarded the by media with images and HOPE for
the Middle Eastern Countries that took to the streets. Protest has been the theme this year. I suppose we are to believe that the uprisings have
affected change for the better in the countries they transpired in, but I hardly believe it is any better than status quo for the little people. Libya
is another enigma altogether; I do not know what to believe about how the people were treated in that in country as there are opposing sides of
That being said, I can't help but get the feeling we are being set-up. It was the same feeling I got during the election of 2008, and some may agree
with me when I say it seems that was case. I went and looked at the web-site for the occupy movement...wow, so far... so fast.
The idea of protest seems short of the mark. Many of us agree the entire system needs an overhauling. I could start with economic problems, but
there's political, education, and social problems that seem just as glaring to me, and need just as much attention. If I were to list what's obviously
corrupted in these systems where most of would agree about those shortcomings, that list would go on ad infinitum.
I think the greatest danger we face is the idea of protest, leading to rebellion in this country. Ghandi said,
“FIRST THEY IGNORE YOU, THEN THEY LAUGH AT YOU, THEN THEY FIGHT YOU…THEN YOU WIN” ~
But at what cost? And what is it that you win???
It seems a reckless waste of time to begin to dismantle one system, without a reasonable assumption of a starting point for something new. These
people on the streets have no idea what that might be, or if you were to ask them, it would be hard to find two people to agree. I consider the idea
of a "reset" using the current system, and all I see a repeat. The thing is, a revolution needs a leader and when I here the word "REVOLUTION" I think
about a particular candidate, and I look at the calendar, and I think, and I think, and I think...(talk about a revolution LOL)...
In any case, I'll leave you to your thoughts, and ask you, what do you think about that...?
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