posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 12:13 PM
"the day we stand together for the greater good of all"...who decides what the greater good is? and how do you know you are not going to be lied to,
so as to further someone else's agenda, when changes take place?....what is torn down, is replaced by something else. is that "something else"
going to benefit you personally or some other person that is in it for themselves?...critical-thinking skills should not only be used to question the
prevailing ways of doing things, but also, what the consequences will be of what you replace it with.
edit on 29-9-2013 by jimmyx because:
As I said, "the greater good of all (which is also the greatest good of the individual)." The whole is only as healthy as its parts. I believe
people increasingly understand that we are all "victims", albeit in different ways but by similar means, and with a little respect and empathy, we
can/will also recognize and identify the common threats to everyone and act accordingly. The greatest good would necessarily simultaneously benefit
both the masses and the individual. For example, we might initially like a law that benefits ourselves, albeit to the detriment of others, but once
we become victims of a law that benefits others to the detriment of ourselves, especially a law that unjustly benefits the very few to the detriment
of the masses, we are more likely to understand how unjust such laws are in practice. At which point, the masses will agree that such laws are wrong,
and stand together demanding proper legislation, oversight, and enforcement which is in the best of interest of everyone. Obviously, those who would
be demanding their own enrichment to the detriment of others would be rightfully recognized as part of the problem, not the solution.
In the current left-right paradigm, we are constantly divided into victims and villains, pitting us against each other, and the "solutions" we are
offered invariably reward one and punish the other. Which one is considered the victim or the villain, or which one rewarded and punished, depends on
the source of course. We can do better, as soon as enough of us want better. Our greatest strength is our numbers, and I would say our greatest good
is to empower the masses. When we protect the rights of others -- whether we like what they're doing or not -- we are protecting our own rights as
well. That's freedom. I truly don't know of any other way to prevent the tyranny of a few over the masses.
It's really up to us. Do we play their divide-and-conquer game? Or do we stand together, knowing that the only way to truly protect our own rights
and best interests is to protect everyone's rights and best interests?