posted on Oct, 15 2012 @ 01:49 PM
Originally posted by Krazysh0t
Yes its true that the past is filled with people rising up and overthrowing their government only to replace it with a worse one. France comes to
mind here when they had the French Revolution. Unfortunately I don't have the answers to your questions. I consider myself an intelligent
individual, but I also know my limitations. I don't think I could lead an uprising nor doo I think I would be a good candidate to lead once it is
finished. However I read news lime I see in the op and it infuriates me that we are letting these guys get away with the things they are doing. We
keep buying what they are selling even though we are well aware that they are selling a crappy product. Heck even the common person on the street
knows that politcians are notoriously corrupt and pathological liars. Yet instead of doing anything, we accept it and even make jokes about it. I
mean in our eyes its ok that the politicians lie to you as long as the lies they tell are things you want to hear. If I went to the doctor's office
to get cancer screen and after the results are in and I have cancer, I'd be awful upset with him if he lied to me and said that I was fine because
thats what I wanted to hear.
The system needs a huge overhaul. There are plenty of smart and capable people out there who can fix this country. We just need to find them. Take
Ron Paul. He was looking like a huge breath of fresh air to what we were getting, but the majority of the country bought into the propoganda that the
elite put out and he washed out of the elections. Now I'm not a Paul fanatic, I understand he'd have faults and most likely wouldn't turn the
country around overnight. But its a start in the right direction.
Now I'm a realist I know that power is corrupting that being how we got into this mess. But if we can find the right people who have the moral
fortitude to resist the temptations of the rich, we can really start trying to fix things. The first thing that needs to be done is to arrest the
rich people who got us into this mess and NOT treat them special in the courtroom. Treat them like some common thug and let them see how it feels to
be in our position.
If we sit back and do nothing, the system WILL fall apart and I can guarentee that these guys are ready for that to happen. They have the appropriate
systems readyy to implement once it happens and they will become more untouchable than ever before.
Thanks for the thoughtful response.
Perhaps the saddest insight I have into the situation is - We got what we deserved. For greater clarity - "that is my opinion".
When I look around at all that surrounds me...I don't see the streets, businesses, religious institutions or educational/scientific establishment
being any more honorable, or filled with an "acceptable" integrity, than what fills the seats of our government.
It's more like - "Who needs a mirror? Just look at your government..."
As sad - virtually every participating member of ATS agrees that "things are out of whack"...but that's about as far as the agreement goes. So -
while you and I may agree that Ron Paul might have been the kind of someone who could get us going in the right (a better) direction, we can't even
come to an overall consensus from the other "tin foil heads" on that.
Being from Texas, I was raised a Dallas Cowboys fan. My devotion has waned through the decades...but, I'm still a fan...and fall in lock-step with
all the other 'Cowboys fans...when they score a touchdown...or...when they win a game... And - I grumble and complain...just like all the other
'Cowboys fans, when they're losing (as they did, yesterday)... And just as we have problems with our politico-economic environment in the
USofA...and cannot ALL agree on which way things should be moving, for a better future - 'Cowboys fans can't agree on "what" should be done, to
get their team back "on top" (where they all know God wants the team to be - !
So - if you consider that - even the die-hard "Conspiracy Theorists", who ALL AGREE that there is a problem with "the government", "the monetary
system", etc...are pulling in the absolute-opposite directions...with religiously zealous beliefs that their views are More/Most Correct...it
doesn't give me much hope for the future I would choose to envision for my later years, or the next generations of my lineage.
And - when one comes to such a blithery conclusion/outlook...what do you do?
Just a few of my thoughts on the topic.