I am appalled and concerned about the article and the comments themselves… Though, people are right, it is our fault for not realizing sooner what
was going on.
But I ask, what are we, the common person, supposed to do? Honestly, what can people, sitting behind their computers all over the world, reading such
things do? USA citizens can go to law school for 4-8 years, work for the government and try to change things from the inside but one person can’t do
it alone. And grouping up? Forming an alliance, group, or any such thing would not only be difficult it’s dangerous. Especially now. The issue is
many people who believe such things are viewed as left wing extremists, out of the box, and when you start to form groups, THEN you become a threat
because it doesn’t matter what you do, say, have in writing. If THEY think something dubious is going on, that’s it, you’re done. Add in if the
media gets involved, not only can it completely humiliate you, destroy any cause you have (no matter how noble) they will write anything they want,
say anything they want and there is nothing you, or your group could do about it. And if that doesn’t work… I don’t want to sound like I have
been watching to many movies, but who knows what they could do to singled out people. I certainly don’t.
Sure we have blog boards all over the web, but if you really think about it, it’s not like they don’t know the blogs are here. We are allowed the
luxury of such places because no matter how often we say “something should be done”, “how could people let this happen”, “Americans should
do something”, how many of us has actually gone out and done something that was effective? As bad as it has gotten, or gets, there is not much we as
normal citizens can do at this point, space for all out revolution and I’m not jumping on that bandwagon anytime in the foreseeable future. Even
people on this site are spread out all over the world. How do you band together people even for a peaceful cause without massive funding? How many
people have the extra money in times like these to fly off anywhere for a peace rally? Really the list goes on and on.
I can say with pure certainty that I am in no way a “domestic terrorist” for being opinionated. Regardless what anyone says, man or government I
have the right to say as I please and think what I want. Because I have an opinion, or do not agree with every single thing our government says, I am
no way a terrorist. I do agree that something should be done. Not by ways of war, but from peace. I think Americans should have a say in how our
government is run, not through our senators but through the vote of the actual people. Not electronically but in paper, names written on every ballet.
If people are too afraid to openly admit their opinions then something is wrong with the world. Everyone should stand by their beliefs, if you feel
ashamed of what you believe then you should reconsider what your values are. Here is my little rant for the week. Sorry its so long.