Originally posted by inverslyproportional
The world waits with anticipation, for what you ask? The day when America finally has enough and stands back up, to once again pay for freedom with
the blood of tyrants, and patriots.
Sadly, this is only a dream I cultivate in my heart, as Americans are either too fat and happy, or too lazy to do anything about it. I don't think it
is out of fear, as I havenot seen very many Americans fear and cower to anyone, I mostly see everyone fighting eachother constantly over rediculous
crap that is used to divide us and keep us seperated into small segregated groups.
It strikes me - as a foreigner - that what you have is a constitution created by a bunch of people who had three major issues.
1) We do not want to be under british or french rule again so we preserve the right to have armed militias. We then create a union so that we are
enough armed people to make a difference.
2) We present The American Way Of Life. The right to the pursuit of happiness. We tell tham that we are all equal, but only as equal as they
themselves can make themselves to be.
3) Give them freedom of speech.
In other words any one person is as equal as he or she has managed to get. Often by ways of Standing on The Shoulders Of Others (while we hold them
down - less equal as us).
To make even the most un-equal person feel he (or she) is "a somebody" we have preserved the right to arm our selves. "My life is crap. My boss is
an a-hole. My wages are crap. I can't afford health care". But I have a gun. HA!
Meanwhile a number of rich people tell the rest of the nation that "We are rich because our pursuit of happiness succeeded." This bit about Stomping
on others while getting rich is burried beneath "The constitution is on your side and you have the right to pursue your own happiness while you
carress your gun".
The same rich people have people vote for them. Why of course. We vote for successful people. Not the poor or middle income bracket trash. They can't
make their own lives work, so what right have they in office?
The successful people (rich) will create laws that benefit them. "Oh God - the little farmer is selling five bushels of apples. That will compete
with my million dollar apple franchise. Better make a law to bring a halt to that. What would happen to my business if 100 farmers sold five bushels
So how do we keep them down, the common people?
"We tell them that it is against the constitution if anyone tries to better their position or give them more rights. After all it is the constitution
that grants them the right to pursue their own happiness. We know they will fail, but hey - they are allowed to have guns. Except the blacks. Is that
law still intact? Or did the damn liberals manage to sneak that out?"
If they want to keep the guns they will have to defend the whole constitution. We tell them that it's all or nothing.
The parts where we protect an archaic point of view or forgot to mention something MUST be kept as is.
Except of course the parts where our businesses are under threat. We make some ammendments there. We just tell them that it will help them in their
own pursuit of happiness.
Give them guns. A lottery system. Re-runs of We Love Lucy. The right to free speech so they feel they can complain, even if we ignore what they
complain about. That will stop them from pursuing anything.
Doesn't it strike you as funny that in the coming revolution to reinstate the constitution and it's intent (if not the letter) you will have to
fight the conservatives that tells you that you have to protect status quo because anything else is against the constitution?