posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 01:22 AM
That video is upsetting to watch. Seeing peaceful protestors beaten in such a way speaks volumes about the barbarous nature of the Spanish
Although I never condone meaningless violence, I certainly advocate self-defense. The instant one of those police officers brandished a club against
any of those peaceful protestors, the crowd (probably numbering in the thousands) should have marched on and trampled, or at least subdued, the
police. In fact, they ought to have continued marching until the mob could overthrow the Spanish government by brute force. I'm all in avor of
peaceful protest, however this video clearly demonstrates that the Spanish need to move to the next phase in their revolution: Decisive action.
Originally posted by alexoscarew
The European governments made a mistake when they didn't put 15% of their population on food stamps. Once the war starts people will be saying ”
quit complaining don't you know there is a war on?” I hope the American people have enough common sense to vote for liberty, write in if they don't
like the options to vote for, but I doubt it and really if the government doesn't like who the people vote for they will just not count the votes.
I must respectfully disagree. As you've already pointed out, the system is rotten to its very core. It could be that the government wouldn't count
votes for alternative candidates. For that matter, the powers that be are doing all they can to shift attention away from third-party candidates.
The only option available to us as a society is to boycott the vote. The system is broken, and by playing the game, we're only permitting it to
stagger on. By witholding our votes, the government loses its legitimacy. If only 5-10% of the electorate showed up to vote on election day, guess
what? That'd send a strong message to the powers that be, as well as to the rest of the world.
Even a strong independent candidate cannot hope to affect change within the current, corrupt framework of American politics. In order to save our
nation and the values which it was founded upon, we must abolish the current system and replace it with something that actually resembles democracy.
Anything less is a concession.
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