reply to post by RomeByFire
I almost didn't watch. I hate the thread titles that tell me I "need" or "have" to do anything, but........
I'm glad I did!! That is a bold statement, and an honorable soldier! What he says is 100% true, but we are enslaved in such a way as soldiers, and
as a population that we cannot standup and oppose these things without significant risk or harm to ourselves. As long as the tragedies are happening
1000s of miles away, and as long as the TV is desensitizing us to the images, so that the news doesn't look significantly different than the sitcoms
or movies, then we will not do a damn thing about it.
So, while I'm glad I clicked on this thread to see one man owning up to his own guilt and speaking out despite the repercussions, and I am better off
and proud for having seen his courage, I am also worse off, because I already know these things, and I'm already awake, and it only hurts me in my
guts to know that without significant personal sacrifice to me and my family, and without doing things I am unwilling to make my family endure, there
is nothing I can do, and so I must just live my comfortable life with the guilt that if I am not part of the solution, then I am part of the problem,
and atrocities are being committed on innocent families just like my own, and they are being committed with my tax money, and my votes, and on my
behalf, so that I can waste half the food on my plate, and drive my Jeep to work for less money at the pumps, and I am not willing to do anything
The guy in the video is a heroic individual, the rest of us suck. And if you don't think you suck, and you can't admit it to yourself, then wake up
tomorrow and eat 1/4 of the food you are used to, and walk or bike to work, and refuse to pay your taxes and your mortgage and your student loans, and
cancel your television subscriptions, and stop buying cheap Chinese and Im0orted crap, and stop saving a nickel by shopping at a big box, and instead
shop at a coop or find a farmer or rancher in your area.
It takes far too much effort to actually be righteous, it is much simpler to just be outraged, and speak our minds, but not do a damn thing. We, the
average population, the Middle Class, the worker bees, we suck, and until these things hit us at home, and force us into action, nothing will
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