posted on Sep, 7 2013 @ 07:18 PM
reply to post by tetra50
Apologies for the gender generalization. I'm not really talking about internet postings per se. The point I was making is that for the first time
in human history we have a real-time means of connecting with vast numbers o people in a targeted manner. The uprisings in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere
were facilitated by social media. Are they better off? No way to tell yet. At the moment, as the movements continue, definitely not. And once
again, that's my point. We need to do everything in our power to initiate change BEFORE we're forced into the streets.
The people in Egypt elected a guy that they knew was closely associated with The Muslim Brotherhood and were then pissed-off when he worked to the
benefit of that organization. Hello? And so back into the streets they went.
My entire premise is that (so far) in this country we have the political structure that would allow us through a coordinated (leveraging the internet
and social media) movement to oust the existing political establishment lock-stock-and-barrel. Yes, it's a long shot but it's the only one we've
got. Anyone who thinks electing Marco Rubio or Chris Christie or (insert Republican up-and-comer here) will make one iota of difference is no better
than the hope-and-change crowd. The fix is in. Has been for decades and the noose is tightening.