posted on Jul, 26 2009 @ 08:17 PM
Isnt it time we stop blaming the ,elite, the government and MSM for every single issue that is wrong with America? I fully understand the history
behind government and corruption but is that excuse enough to blame them for the choices we made? As much as I hated Bush and his administration for
the disasterous policies they put upon this nation I understood that idiot wouldnt be there if folks had not voted him in. "Oh its the media that
chose him", oh really? So then at the day maybe folk should stop leaving the media to make their decisions for them?
I was talking to this Vietnam vet on saturday and we were discussing universal healthcare. He was, to my surprise, a staunch support of socialized
healthcare; being an older individual who was raised around a conservative environment , but ofcourse the conversation went on beyond that discussion.
Another individual at the party joined in and told us "it was all a sham, the corporations choose all these candidates, the media ignores the other
choices. The Vietnam vet agreed and it soon became a matter of "the government and corporations putting these candidates into office". I must say I
felt more as though I was at an ATS NWO gathering.
Now there were afew points I agreed with the vet and the other individual in the conversation. True, the media outlets tend to be bias to one and
candidate or ideology, and true, big business constantly hits us with prime time ads promoting that candidate or policy before we even make the
choices. That being said, at the end of the day it comes down to our choice, our votes. The government, the corporations, they can flow as much money
as they can into certain candidates, but at the end of the day it comes down to our vote. Does it solve the situation when you make excuses for
somebodies choice based of poor information they chose to take in? When I raised this fact the individual, the Nam' vet, told me that the
education system is partly to blame. But hold on, the United states is the most information and education accessable country in the world. There are
tonnes of information out there for individuals to just take a minute to look at. Isnt it time the people stop depending on Fox news, MSNBC, ABC
and other media outlets? Maybe these entities.... corporations, media outlets and even the government itself, maybe they are able to exploit the
decisions of the people because the people allow them to do so.
Do we solve the issue by making excuses for somebody elses poor choice? Or do we hold that individual accountable to getting him or herself
informed better? Im sure most of you were aware at how much money Ron Paul made last year during the campaign. The individuals behind Ron Paul
were energized by the grassroots movement to promote the guy. Most of these individuals were well aware of their choices and they made it. I dont
agree with Paul at all over his policies, and Iv found myself in a number of arguments with Paulers, however the campaign itself behind Paul was
brought up by mostly individuals who were aware of the choices out there, and who chose to inform themselves.
There are over 20 other political parties out there to choose from. There were were over 20 candidates over the 2008 elections. Its time people
take responsibility for their ability to inform themselves instead of blaming it on other entities. Its time individuals stop making excuses
for those who choose to make those poort decisions. I mean heck after the McCain lost and most conservatives were angry, frustrated, all this talk
came about starting a new conservative party. Why waste your time when there are over 10 other conservative parties? The boston tea party, the
constitutionalist party, the libertarian party. There were plenty of other choices, why cant people just get on with it? Your personal negativity
about who gets most attention on TV should not be an excuse to use you democratic right to voice your opinions and issues.
During 2007 Hillary was already the assumed nominee but I stuck to Obama and continued to support him despite assumptions made by the pundits, the
predictions and the money that poured into the Hillary campaign. Paulers continued to support Ron Paul despite Fox news not giving him an equal shot.
Heck the supporters behind the third parties didnt change one bit by what the media outlets were doing. Its time other individuals do so as well, make
decisions by themselves instead of excuses.
I think by far the worst attitude here is "dont waste your vote, the big boys already bought the president". You mean dont vote? You mean the
democratic system is corrupt, your vote doesnt count? Oh yes yes yes but your candidate didnt get in so ofcourse its some major conspiracy right?
My question is why the heck do you continue to play the game of politics then? The individuals who continue to sound like broken records for
some odd reason are still present in the argument of politics. Is this an attention gig for you or something?
All the money in the world will not change the democratic movement of the people. And even at that, there must be an understanding that it didnt
matter if joe beer was picked off the street and put into the presidency, the same old conspiracies and "puppet talk" will continue. The media will
always be on the lookout for the most popular individual out there. The corporations will always put their money where their mouths are. But your
vote, your choice, doesnt always have to follow that same path. Its time people take responsibility for their own choices, its time individuals
stop making excuses for the choices of others. As bad as the 'elite", "government" "corporations" and the media can be, we have the ability
to inform ourselves. If you willfully choose not the excise your given right to vote and take advantage of the democratic system you have no
business complaining who ends up being in.
If you are going to constantly refer to the "elites" and the "MSM" at every excuse to why certain individuals policies get through, or why people
make the decisions they do, it do us more use if you left the conversation to some of us who give a damn about our choices out there.
[edit on 27-7-2009 by Southern Guardian]