posted on Jul, 11 2012 @ 11:50 AM
reply to post by seagull
Sorry I jumped you a little seagull. I see your point and often I have voiced the same sentiment. I agree that sitting on a computer spouting
opinion is a worthless endeavor when it comes to actual change. I agree that we can make a difference, but I am on the fence when it comes to change
Considering it is impossible to be a viable candidate without millions of dollars (yes there are the very few exceptions), the system is no longer "of
the people, for the people" it is "of the rich, for the rich". This does not mean with a tremendous amount of effort we can't change it. It will
take the masses getting off tv/internet and opening their eyes. It will take accepting hard truths, accepting difficulties and realizing that we will
have to sacrifice.
When one is willing to put the laws and policies of the land in higher regard than the latest apple product, video games, reality tv, keeping up with
the joneses, new nordstrom shoes, weekly manicures, $300 hair cuts, being "friends" with their children, social media sites, etc than there can be
change. As it stands, the US is bogged down with people who are so immersed in their "culture" that as long as they have these things (or want them)
they are doing ok. I know many intelligent people who would much rather do any of the things listed above than actively pursue truth and justice -
normally people will stand up for their rights, but only when it has affected them personally. There is a disconnect in this country and I for one
believe that the goverment likes it this way and does everything it can to continue it. Fortunately, there are many who realize this - getting them
to take action against it is another story. Why? I can't really say.
edit on 11-7-2012 by ColoradoJens because: (no reason given)