posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:54 AM
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Originally posted by tkwasny
The founding fathers established all means possible to avoid armed revolution through making the ballot box a means of extreme govt change
That is... until electronic voting that could have never been foreseen to exist. One click and millions of voices are disenfranchised.
And you have a point here.
Energy needs to be pushed into vast grassroots campaigns to get the voting booth issues resolved. Even if the problem is minimal, everyone (both
sides, but especially the left) feels the voting booths are rigged and want more accountability, more paper trails, etc. a automatic hole puncher or
something in this case is far more trusting than a computer program...voting needs to remain low tech and heavily monitored to make sure George Smith
the guy counting doesn't accidently dump a crate or two of votes to someone he doesn't like.
If someone wants to rig a vote, then hole punch or not, the vote will be rigged. There is very little to actually prevent corruption, if the
system is corrupted enough. The only way to stop it is mass revolt. mass non compliance with the corrupted system. But that's not easy, as this
corrupted system is interwoven with every day life, and many aspects of it are not corrupted, but rather integral to our modern living. People don't
like the upset that a full scale revolution would create. But at some point, it has to happen. There is no avoiding it, capitalism is dead on its
feet. The corruption from the banking elites, from the goverment and from major players in world business have seen to that. And they are making us
foot the bill. And in one respect, the opening post of this thread is right. A full revolution would be playing into their hands. But in the other,
not revolting is also playing into their hands and saying "sure, do what you want to us, we'll just go along with it, take our money, our rights,
our lives. Aslong as you get rich of it, we're cool with it".
Don't mean to circumnavigate the censors, but @#+% that.
Mass peaceful non compliance. Do not vote. They all represent the same system. Life is no different under a different party rule. Different faces, of
the same coin. Just say no.
I take to the streets and protest peacfully for my own reasons. But I do applaud those with the stones to fight back against the oppressing forces.
And I realise that my utopian idea of a peacful revolution, is nothing but a dream when those who stand in the military and the police force will
happily fight against their own, as they follow orders no matter wether or not it is right or wrong to do so.
Anarchy will never work, but there needs to be a transtional period between this old dead system, and something new. (not proposing to know what that
is btw, I just know that this is all messed up)