Originally posted by Klassified
Whatever one may think about the origins and beginnings of our nation, the fact remains, there were individuals who believed in freedom so much they
were willing to give their own lives, as well as the lives of their families to obtain it.
We have become a mere shadow of our ancestors. A people who vacillate at the very notion we might have to sacrifice for our own good, as well as the
good of the whole. A people who are so fearful, we cater and bow to the whim and fancy of those who hold the reigns of this country, and are steering
it right into the headlight of an oncoming locomotive. A people so accustomed to fear based living, that we are only shocked and angered by the most
heinous of acts, and only then when we are MADE to be aware of them. A people so polarized and in denial of reality, that we perpetuate the very death
and destruction we so despise. Which in turn, perpetuates the fear we have become accustomed to.
As a people, it is our responsibility to objectively educate ourselves, observe, and pinpoint the very root causes of the problems we face nationally,
and globally. It is OUR responsibility! Not the corporations. Not the governments. Ours, and ours alone, to steer this world into a future we desire
for our children, and our grandchildren.
And that's going to require cooperation and sacrifice. That's going to require a common goal. WE need to decide what that goal is, before the
minority decides it for us. WE need to decide what has more value for all of us, than our petty differences.
You want a safer and better world? Create one.
Well said but too bad you are wasting your breathe! We are for the most part intent on letting our lives be run,
on choices being made for us, losing our freedoms for the illusion of security! This has been the path we have been on since the late 60s when the
peace movement was allowed to be abolished by ignorant patriotism and deceptive bureaucracy! Since then the political spectrum has been to make
promises of change for the better and then to move in the opposite direction! Too many of us expect to be saved by someone or something without any
sacrifice or participation on our part! Our expectations are unrealistic and delusional!
We only want to point fingers fingers after the fact and blame anyone that is outside our belief system! This is how the two party system has worked
and worked well, no accountability, no responsability, noone taking the initiative to create positive change and those that point out the truth are
called crazy conspiracy nuts! All this while the mainstream media forms opinions for the two party spectrum, creates fear and placates to the masters
of the puppet incumbents! We are so easily manipulated even here on the net, through disinformation, rhetoric
and false ideologies and dogmas!
I know my outlook is seemingly pessamistic but it's also realistic and I have no expectations of the masses taking up their own cause until most of
them are hopelessly disgusted by the current system! It would seem we are not there yet but quickly making ground towards that end! I wish this was
not the case and more of us were aware of the current crises entrenching society but we will have to remain patient until the day of reckoning is at
hand! When that day comes, accounts will have to be settled and choices will have to be made whether to hold the manipulaters accountable for their
deceptions! So the best thing we can do is to keep track of the who, what, why where and when so the masses can make an informed and just decision
regarding their punishment, if any!