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Orwell Rolls in his Grave

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posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 11:18 PM
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I don't know if this is the right forum, but it seemed logical to me. Mods move it if you want to please.

I am not a Michael Moore fan, but in the first 10 minutes of this very long documentary it becomes obvious that Michael is no idiot. He makes the observation that in a country of 250 million people we have 2 political parties! That makes it obvious that there is no possible way these two parties represent the people, and that it is really about representing to top 1% who control the 99% of wealth. That it is those 1% those parties are representing!

This documentary is about control. It is about how we do not have a democracy but a media-ocrcy working with the top 1%. Of course I think Michael thinks the top 1% are evil conservative republican pigs, but he does throw both parties into working for the 1%. This isn't a documentary about Michael Moores views, but I do think he nailed this observation. Orwell showed us what was coming. We are purposefully played, manipulated and controlled, and we let it happen.





posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 12:10 AM
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You know what, I was just reading an article where Jimmy Carter was being interviewed and he said the Citizens United ruling (I think it is called that) which basically lets corporations donate unlimited money to political campaigns was one of the worst rulings in the history of the United States.

He linked that ruling directly to the current polarization of politics, and that makes complete sense to me. Corporations can out-spend citizens and they should not be running our democracy, but they honestly are.

We don't have a Democracy any more in the U.S. - the people have no voice. That's due to the fact that corporations are able to spend so much money on spewing out false facts on both sides of the isle. In fact, it is no longer illegal for lies to be said on television, that was another ruling that happened during the Bush presidency.

The second reason the people have no voice in our country is because a gigantic amount of policy seems to be made in intelligence agencies that have no oversight and operate outside the realms of our Democracy.

But there is hope - congress is doing so #ty right now, with an approval rating of 5%, that I am starting to hope they all get voted out. In order to have good / ethical leadership in a country, that leadership needs to be held accountable for their decisions to the population.

If our leadership is incapable of acting in an ethical matter, I see no problem from an ethical standpoint with Europe, South America, Russia and the Eastern block declaring war on the U.S. and wiping out its leadership. No one gets a free ride from accountability.

I just hope that after they wipe out the corrupt leadership, they help us rebuild

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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 12:54 AM
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you are right dark, but it's funny. These congressmen have a 98% re-election rate, so while we seem to hate them we love our representatives. We need to throw them all out.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 08:10 AM
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UnifiedSerenity
you are right dark, but it's funny. These congressmen have a 98% re-election rate, so while we seem to hate them we love our representatives. We need to throw them all out.


Warning: Tin foil hat moment ahead...

If Congress has a 98% re-election rate. What does that really say about our Republic? Either the people are that ignorant, or maybe George Carlin was right about the illusion of choice.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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Political parties have destroyed any chance of real democracy. Politicians should be representing their constituents and their interests in political decisions that effect them. However party politics takes precedence and in the U.K, any politician not toeing the party line faces having the whip removed. Essentially this means that any political ambitions they may have can easily be destroyed unless they follow party instructions.

This can only change by abolishing career politicians and parties. Unfortunately, this will never happen as a course of political evolution, so the only option would be political revolution. Will this occur? I'm not too sure to be honest, but with the amount of corruption and cover ups that exist within the current framework, it just might.

The MSM seem to be on the front foot regarding comments made by Russell Brand. This to me speaks volumes about how frightened they really are about any prospect of change. Their political masters are obviously driving the agenda on behalf of the corporations and the like as these would have the most to lose if it was to become a reality.



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 12:44 PM
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Russell Brand smells of controlled opposition. Same as Alex Jones, David Icke, Coast to Coast, Ron Paul, Disclosure guy Steven Greer.... it's all a distraction and keeps us from doing a damn thing.





Question everthing, especially highly successful "truthers".



posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 03:44 PM
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I hear you and maybe there is some credence to that train of thought. But all I'm saying is that people are beginning to question the current political system. One mention of this from Mr Brand and the MSM come out screaming what a jumped up ex-junkie who wants to live in some kind of socialist utopia. And when they do that, they are not protecting the common man, they're doing it to protect the status quo.

It's all part of a propaganda machine, owned by a handful of people, looking out for their's and their master's interests. I'm also of the thought that if the roles were to be reversed they would soon change their tune, self preservation would dictate that.



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:39 AM
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Its a facet of your nature you have been programmed to think you are making your own decisions when in fact you dress like the tube, think like the tubes, eat like the tube and listen to the music given to you by the tube. No surprise you and all your other fellow americans are happy to live with the two party system. Enjoy



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 07:32 PM
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Its a facet of your nature you have been programmed to think you are making your own decisions when in fact you dress like the tube, think like the tubes, eat like the tube and listen to the music given to you by the tube. No surprise you and all your other fellow americans are happy to live with the two party system. Enjoy


I will assume you were using the collective "You" and not directing this at me. Just for the record, do tell me about your free country. Just where do you live that you are not programmed and following a pre-scripted life?

I love all these anti-American hypocrites who act like they live in utopia.



posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 03:43 AM
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its not so much a place im from its a time, im stranded here in your two party world...for now anyway.


Long live Utopia

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posted on Nov, 6 2013 @ 05:48 AM
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Orwell Rolls in his Grave

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