posted on May, 17 2012 @ 08:14 AM
Hey Triple V. I'll add my own insight, if I may.
It's too late for an upheaval. Americans are extremely polarized as a nation, and I honestly don't think violent insurrection would solve anything.
I used to think it would. At this point, people are too comfortable with all of their creature comforts that they wouldn't sacrifice them for
anything. The elite have put their tendrils into so many facets of our daily lives that we don't even know who the real enemy is anymore. Is it the
LEO's, the Fed Reserve, the Congress, the POTUS, or are we our own best enemy?
I think of all of the sacrifices that my grandfathers made when fighting against a real enemy and a real threat (WWII and Korean conflict
respectively), and I realize that this nation is not the same one that they were fighting for. Back then, there was true evil in this world. Back then
the government was accountable to the people, not the other way around. Somewhere along the time line, the people lost their power. We The People no
longer applies. Sure, we can try to vote for people that will get us back on our collective feet (Ron Paul comes to mind), but we all know that the
election process is rigged. We all know that the majority of this nation is being dumbed down through sub-standard education (I know this for a
fact...I'm a teacher trying to fight the system I work for), media bias and brainwashing, and left vs. right politics. Hell, we still have people in
this country that think the Earth is only 6,000 years old. I wish I could put all of them in a rocket ship and blast it straight into the sun. That
includes some posters right here on our fair website.
There are small glimpses of light at the end of the tunnel, but those glimpses are being covered up by a blackness that can only be described as a
sticky tar. Those of us that see this are shot down, marginalized, and ostracized for our views. We either have to conform or suffer. I refuse to
conform to the status quo, because it's not working. I refuse to support a government that willingly invades other countries for "perceived
threats." Surely, I can't be the only one that feels that way, but those of us that do are in the minority. And when I mean the minority, I mean
less than 2% of the population. It's a humbling feeling.
The fact that so many of our brothers and sisters in other countries are seeing all of this, and the majority of my own fellow citizens don't is very
upsetting and demoralizing. Unfortunately, we are stuck. TPTB WANTS a violent revolution. They have restricted our rights to a peaceful one, so that
leaves us with only two options, and neither of them are appeasing to me.
The day the tanks start rolling down the street is the day that people might finally see what the rest of the world sees. I'll be screaming from the
rooftops "I TOLD YOU SO!" before the "Suits" come to take me away forever. Even then, they'll accept it with open arms, just like most Americans
accepted the Patriot Act, the TSA, and now drones flying through our airspace. There are Americans on this very website that support all of that, and
that is why we have already lost. I might jump ship in the next few years before things get really messy.
Any of my ATS friends in other countries have a couch and a blanket for me and my pooch?
So why haven't we had a violent revolution? No common enemy, too much divide, and not enough incentive to change things. I don't think that day
will ever come.
The USA won't go down with a bang, but with a whimper under the boot heel of oppression.