I have read or heard about the May 2014 protest or American Spring. Just a couple of thoughts off the top of my head.
Nothing gets changed unless attention is drawn to a problem. Look at the Vietnam protest that started small and ended up with some of the largest
marches and protest this nation has ever seen... Only when pressure was applied by the people did policy get changed.. The democratic process can be
very messy and not well organized sometimes, unlike a totalitarian regime where everything is in lock step.
Remember the Bonus Army that got beat from their shanty town and evicted from D.C....Guess what they showed up the very next year and did the whole
thing over again... That is where the impetus for G.I. Bill came from.
Do you think if Martin Luther King and his followers had not gotten off their butts and placed themselves in harms way civil rights would be anything
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor,” Martin Luther King Jr. warned in his
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” “It must be demanded by the oppressed.”
Oh my! Golly Gee Whiz he got arrested! Many others got beat and some lost their lives as he did. But they thought the struggle was worth it and real
Look at history it really shows the outcome of what happens when people unite and demand change.. If there is a true Conspiracy it is how people all
over the world are kept divided by propaganda and fear IMO.
Maybe those who preach, "if you do this it is a trap and Martial law will be declared and you will lose everything" are the ones who are the
dis-info agents that knowingly or unknowingly keep the lid on a box of change by instilling fear.
Kinda like cop shows on T.V. where they always capture the bad guy; just does not happen like they want you to believe... Look at the missing persons
every year or the unsolved crime reports if you do not believe me.
Then there are the laws constructed for the elite, which allow bankers who crash the economy to walk free. They’re the laws which allow
police officers to avoid prosecution when they shoot unarmed citizens, strip search non-violent criminals, or taser pregnant women on the side of the
road, or pepper spray peaceful protesters. These are the laws of the new age we are entering, an age of neo-feudalism, in which corporate-state rulers
dominate the rest of us, where the elite create the laws which can result in a person being jailed for possessing a small amount of marijuana while
bankers that launder money for drug cartels walk free. In other words, we have moved into an age where we are the slaves and they are the
Congress and the Senate is dominated by millionaires ...Yet they feel your pain...
Indeed, although America is supposed to be a representative republic, these people-- who earn six-figure salaries and inhabit a world exempt
from parking tickets, where gym membership is free and health care is second-to-none, where you only have to work two, maybe three days a week and get
32 fully reimbursed road trips home a year, travel to foreign lands, discounts in Capitol Hill tax-free shops and restaurants, free reserved parking
at Washington National Airport, free fresh-cut flowers from the Botanic Gardens, and free assistance in the preparation of income taxes--neither
represent nor serve the American people. They have instead appointed themselves our masters.
Add: Best health care in America
Virtually all U.S. senators, and most of the representatives in the House, are members of the top 1 percent when they arrive, are kept in
office by money from the top 1 percent, and know that if they serve the top 1 percent well they will be rewarded by the top 1 percent when they leave
office. By and large, the key executive-branch policymakers on trade and economic policy also come from the top 1 percent. When pharmaceutical
companies receive a trillion-dollar gift--through legislation prohibiting the government, the largest buyer of drugs, from bargaining over price--it
should not come as cause for wonder. It should not make jaws drop that a tax bill cannot emerge from Congress unless big tax cuts are put in place for
the wealthy. Given the power of the top 1 percent, this is the way you would expect the system to work.
The government is too big, too powerful, and its body politic too entrenched to willingly give up any of its power or wealth with inaction by the
The problem in any country where the population gives up it's individual response to "government doing wrong" it is guaranteed to get nothing but
more wrong doing.
Ukraine passes sweeping legislation against acts of protest:
Pro-government lawmakers on Thursday pushed legislation through Ukraine's parliament on Thursday that criminalised acts of protest, an
apparent bid to undermine months of demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovych.
Backed by 235 of Ukraine's 450 lawmakers, blockading public buildings will now be punishable by up to five years in prison.
The Thai people are protesting their government and have said they will stay in protest until the present regime steps down. You think they will go
Yesterday's incident was the latest in a series of violent attacks targeting the seven protest sites in the city and places belonging to
supporters or sympathisers of the movement, including opposition politicians. Hand grenades and assault rifles were among the weapons used.
About half an hour after the attack, the government's Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order warned members of the public and state
officials against joining street protests organised by the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).
No government likes a messy protest that points out their corruption or wrong doing