posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 05:46 PM
So I have something I would like to say that I think will work both as an introduction and an insight to me as a person, bear in mind when reading
this I am referring to the US, so here goes...
I realized today that our government, as with any government of the people, by the people, and for the people, is akin to an unruly teenager, as it
always has been. As such, it is not only the right, but the sole responsibility of us, its citizenry, to act as its conscience, provide its
accountability, and help it to reach its potential. We are essentially the caretakers of this government.
That said, we the people, have been shirking our duties to our charge. When the minority rule, the masses suffer, but when the masses rule, everyone
prospers. We have, since the inception of this government been charged with its accountability, and have in times past, performed admirably in this
task, we have performed as free thinking individuals, not believing everything that is sworn to us without researching proof for ourselves. This is no
different than the way one would behave when their adolescent child tells them anything. They will believe what they know to be true from their own
experience, and endeavor to elicit information from them when an unknown arises. In times past, the people we refer to as "liberal radicals" made up
the majority of our society, and that was simply because we were free thinkers. Now, those who ask questions are labeled many things, when in the
past, they were considered true patriots. I firmly believe those who question are the patriots that want the best both for and from their country and
government. The recent scandals in congress are evidence that we still have the right to hold the government accountable for its actions, but they
also show our simultaneous lack of concern for the issue. Most people are content to accept what the pet fox and peacock reveal as the whole truth. In
the past, the newspaper was simply a guideline for discussion, a topic for debate among individuals who care about the world around them and the
government among them. I say among them because the government, contrary to popular belief, is not an all knowing entity, nor is it the big brother
some claim it to be, it is an unchecked system of unbalanced checks and balances in which we have failed to do our part.
That having been said as well, I am reaching out to all of you, each and every one of you out there, to assume the responsibility that so desperately
needs an owner and stand up for this country without the chronic blindness that our self-consuming narcissism has driven us to in the recent decades,
but with a sense of purpose, a knowledge that when we all work together, when we all question, when we all push for something better, as is our civic
duty, we will become the governed people and the government we desire. There is a fourth branch of this government and we are it. I implore you all to
take this to heart, to push for something better, because if we all keep shuffling around grumbling at our feet about how unfairly we are treated and
worrying about our own lives only, one day we will look up to find that the world around us has changed, and the officer on the block is arresting
people for blindly exercising the freedoms which we were once accustomed to but were taken from us while we remained complacent that everything will
work itself out, and when that happens, there will be no chance of repair, no amends to be made, because all we will have left to lose is our lives.
Please feel free to re-post this in whatever medium you feel it will reach others, in fact, I strongly encourage you to do so, because even if you
feel this has nothing to do with you, perhaps the next person who reads it will. And to those who feel that public outcry and forced accountability
doesn't work, look at any decade in the 1900's when the government tried to do something unethical in an inconspicuous or underhanded way. ALL of
those incidents that happened that we managed to find out about were brought to an abrupt halt by public outrage or media whistle-blowing. It takes
the words of one person to start an ideal, it takes the dedication of many to see it through.