Take this for what it is. It is not an attack on anyone. It is a couple questions and comments from a concerned citizen.
I've only been on ATS less than a month now and while I very much appreciate and enjoy my time here, I worry about the lack of constructive solutions
offered on these boards.
I hear a lot of talking and complaining about our governments and officials, and perhaps rightfully so, but I don't see any threads on how to fix the
problems that we are currently facing.
If there are threads actively open on these subject please direct me toward them and I will most definitely participate.
To paraphrase a clip from the Charlie Chaplin movie that was posted today, I don't want to be an emperor or a dictator. I want to be left alone, I
want you to be left alone as well.
In light of that, we as citizens in the free world are seemingly and slowly losing some of our most basic of rights. It starts with privacy and goes
I don't believe change happens without revolutions and revolutions takes organization. I believe a revolution takes more more than a few thousand
people camping in public parks to initiate change.
OWS was a good idea but it had no true leadership and seemed destined to piss off more people than it would encourage to join. It did not feel like
a movement, it felt like a political diversion.
As long as we elect representatives to speak for us, we are always going to be at the mercy of the of those representatives.
Direct Democracy is used in Switzerland, where the people vote on legislation's instead of voting for legislators and that sounds like a great idea
but that goes against the founding fathers ideals when they created the constitution.
So whats left?
I would like to hear some solutions because soon....our voices might not be heard any longer.
If you believe that change cannot be instituted, please explain your reasons why you feel this way.
A newly formed 'political' party that runs on the platform of direct democracy, bringing power back to the people would basically go against the
Constitution. However if the American public were to elect representatives with the knowledge that those representatives will do everything they can
to bring real democracy to America's people and away from 'Corporate America', after which time those same representatives actual elected positions
would be almost insignificant in the day to day operations of America.
I understand the perils of a leaderless society but it is an alternative, and I would like to hear other alternatives to the problems we are
Peace, Good Will and Happy Holidays to everyone , regardless of your opinions on this subject. Dis-information agents, your 'thoughts' are welcome
here as well.
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