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How can people make a difference? Simple...Action and not words.
So many times I read the solution on ATS as "Write Congress" "Protest...but peaceably" "Make signs" "March"..."Blah, Blah, Blah."
Those times are gone my friend. The only reason people get into office now is for big money, power and retirement promises. I trust no one in Govt. Period.
And let's not forget that your words of protest can land you on a list of whatever they decide. No fly, No travel...No right to lawyers, held without reason, charges and indefinitely.
Not enough? How about Obama wanting to pull the trigger on anyone, anywhere, anytime and for whatever reason he decides to dream up at that moment and pass in congress without congress being present?
Words on ATS are just that...words.
Until enough people get off their ass and stop with the words...nothing will change. Because remember...words are now illegal because if they are not on the list of approved words, you are nothing but a terrorist. "
I have just received my 30,000th star. And now I realize I have nothing important left to say...If I ever did. I know that I have tried on so many levels, I believed in so many ways that I could make a difference....
Originally posted by boncho
I thought this was going to be about space and not about the space between your head. Oh well. Congratulations. You beat the old curmudgeony Boncho. How bout I buys you a beer.
We can talk about the real stars.
Originally posted by CranialSponge
But you do still have something to aim for...
A little bird told me it takes at least 60,000 stars before you can become a master Jedi.
That's when you finally receive your Golden Light Saber of Mass Destruction.
And as Yoda would say: "Makes it virtue patience it does"
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Believe it or not Jude? Despite our having come to ATS at around the same general time for dates, you're among a small number on the forums who I've found to be an inspiration for forming my own style and approach to participation here.
I nearly did leave ATS back around election time. It was a time of many mental transitions and moments of Soul searching for future paths to take.
It would be laying it on a bit thick to say you were my sole inspiration. However, on a thread of this nature? It's very fitting to point out you were one among those that did form it for the decision to stay and redefine the way I did things after all that.
Your words matter. All our words do. I don't think the majority of us will ever know quite how and where on the scale of positive vs. negative that balances for end results, precisely. It matters often enough for someone(s) out there though. Please don't ever forget that.
Originally posted by CranialSponge
Actually Jude, the pen IS still mightier than the sword.
If it weren't for us reading news/info on the internet and many other independent media sources, ATS wouldn't even exist and we wouldn't be having this discussion.
Changes have been happening, albeit in small bites, but changes just the same.
Whistleblowers are becoming more and more common, people gathering and rallying/protesting is back in fad again, etc etc.
Those little changes have come about by way of spreading the word (aka "the pen").
Just some food for thought...
... you sounded like you might be hungry.
edit on 15-6-2013 by CranialSponge because: (no reason given)