posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 06:06 PM
If we believe what is being posted on this site and the reported sentiments of a growing number of the peoples in the first world nations, our
countries are at boiling point and we are all about to raise up, throw off the shackles of our Governments and bring down the evil corporations.
In most of the first world, the age of majority is 18 years and general elections are generally held every 4 to 5 years, so anyone over the age of 23
has had the opportunity to vote and influence the course of how our countries are run.
So why, according to many sources are we boiling over and wanting to make changes?
It is not as if there have been opportunities in the last 50 years to influence how are countries are run, in most first world nations, 8
opportunities minimum, yet we have continued to vote for the same people in many cases, with the same political ideas. Some would say even worst,
that many people have not voted , so how can they be up in arms.
Many of the reasons that people are up in arms have been debated many times on this site, but talk is cheap goes the saying. I see posts that mention
examples of what other people are doing, yet I see very little about what members are actually doing. There will be members that are doing something
and do not wish to crow about it, but I suggest they are a very small majority.
So far we have failed to make any changes to the way our countries are rule, so what makes these times any difference to other times over the last 50
years. People said that revolution was just around the corner in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, yet despite all these fine words, has anything
The changes that I have seen is that we have failed to learn from history, and have continued to elect similar people with the same political ideas,
and in too many of the first world nations, we have failed to ensure that there is a real choice. We have been taken in, in many cases by the very
things we are seeking to change today.
We have given too many unelected people the power to influence our lives and the way our countries , and yet we continue to elect the same political
ideas that have given away this power to the unelected.
Just look at all the laws that have been enacted in our name in the first world nations that have eroded our rights and freedom. How many of you have
questioned your elected officials on how they voted and why?
So, having chosen to allow our rights to be reduced at best, and taken away at worst, what are the boiling over masses going to do?
Protest in our capitals and on the streets? They worked well in preventing the second war in Iraq. The Occupy movements have failed to get any
changes. In some cases, the people we elected to protect our rights gave our Governments the very powers to break the Occupy Movements.
Not pay taxes? I have heard this one too many times to be taken seriously.
Not vote? On paper this seems a good idea, but our current electoral system is only interested in votes casts, so if we all did not vote, one of the
candidates would still get in as I would assume that they would vote for their selves.
Direct action? This is something that is not common since the end of WWII in the first world nations, and I do not see this changing as too many of us
do not want to rock the boat.
So we can talk the talk, but guess what, very few, and I mean very few of us will, walk the walk.