posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 09:04 AM
Caveat: this post is pure speculation on my part. I have no links to share or concrete evidence to cite. Instead, I'd like to explain why I truly
believe America will continue this downward slide into total loss of freedom.
Consider, if you will, a New England community circa 1760, a Scottish village circa 1740, a French city circa 1780. What do these three places and
times have in common? The people were dissatisfied with their government and wanted a change. In all three cases, revolt broke out...and two
countries succeeded in overthrowing the government. The USA became a new country, the French got rid of the Monaarchy...and the Scots were slaughtered
at Culloden, forever changing their way of life.
I believe there's a similar feeling of anger and resentment towards the government today in the US. I also think very little will come of it. Here's
Return to the New England community for a moment. People are angry and fed up. So what do they do? They get together and talk, make plans, decide
together what will be the final straw. These people did not possess the plethora of "entertainment" that we do today to divert their attention. They
kept their anger and convictions alive simply because there was no way to forget it.
Now consider the US today. We KNOW our government is corrupt and rotten to the core. We KNOW our government manipulates us to keep those in power, in
power. We know the average person is simply a pawn to the elite bankers and officials...so why don't we pull a 1776?
Three reasons: apathy, entertainment, and the Internet.
Let me explain. The average American is apathetic....why? Because he/she has access to mind-numbing entertainment. We care more about Xbox versus
Playstation than we do about Snowden. In fact, I submit that the new American dream is, for many people, simply a hunt for the next form of
entertainment. Thus the obsession with Hollywood stars, pop culture, etc. These folks are so consumed with consumerism that they can't be bothered
with national scandals and world events.....who cares if the NSA spies on folks as long as the latest version of Halo is about to be released?
Then there are those of us who do see what's happening....but we're on the Internet instead of out in public. I'm guilty of this. I come to ATS to
discuss and read. Like many of you, I've tried to share this information with friends and family, but they either do not care or simply shrug their
shoulders with a fatalistic "What can you do?".
I know what the government is up to....but by engaging in debate here, with like minded people....this allows me to release my anger and frustration
with my fellow members.
Anger, frustration, despair....these are the driving forces behind a revolution. When the majority begins to break under the strain of tyranny,
that's when action occurs.
I believe the government knows this. Which is why we're frogs in a pot of slowly warming water. We are distracted while that water gets hotter and
hotter....and by the time we realize the danger, it's simply to late to act.