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Forum Post: America Isnt Ready for Revolution

Posted 11 years ago on Nov. 28, 2011, 2:19 p.m. EST by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL
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Not to say that they wont ever be, but by the time the 99% finally wake up, this thing will be so far down the toilet, it wont matter.

I congrat OWS for trying, but when we are coming up on an election, and the majority of the people are still fine with voting for one of two corrupted parties to fix the problems THAT THEY CAUSED, they we are either

A) Too dumb to govern ourselves B) Too lazy to care C) Too comfrotable still

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[-] 3 points by humanitydiscussion (51) 11 years ago

This is one of the most thoughtful posts I have seen. But your 3 are wrong. It is done because we are conditioned to think the only choice is the party system. If people were nominated by individuals and no party, we would start seeing the power we all have. The nominations must be based on the persons ability to better humanity, not even our individual country. Once this is understood, there is no stopping it.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

You are correct. We also need to be able to fire or recall those elected who don't do the job they were put in office for.

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

When given a chance, the 99% will always go with either D or R, rather than expend energy creating something new.

No one cares, too lazy.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 11 years ago

Speak for yourself.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

You are in the 1% of people with brains then. No offense to you.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 11 years ago

Your generalization is baseless, incorrect and harmful.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

We will see how many people, who vote, vote for someone besides D or R.

Half dont vote, and those that do, over 90% will go along party lines.

That leaves 5% with brains.

I guess I should rephrase to 95%...

[-] 1 points by mandodod (144) 11 years ago

If you vote for someone else your vote is tossed away. History shows it.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

You all keep voting for criminal A or criminal B. Im not encouraging that anymore.

Im voting for qualified, good people. And then when my kids ask what the hell happened in this country, I;ll just tell them that the majoirty of people continues to vote for two criminal enterprises, and would think for themselves.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 11 years ago

Still a baseless generalization. And your assumptions about voting are based on it being a legitimate process, which is very much in doubt.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

The first is not baseless, its how it always goes. Midterms the numbers are even more pathetic. The second, you are very right about the doubt...

[-] 1 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 11 years ago

since our system is majority takes all it is a bad stratagem to run a third party candidate. the best solutions i'd suggest is article 5 either through congress, or states. but that means finding a party and cooping it. i'd say the republicans because if you lose, you still win a little.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 11 years ago

If the Arabs had thought like "hchc", there would have been no Arab Spring.

And if our forefathers had been as self-deprecating and fatalistic as "hchc" in 1776, we'd still be living under British rule!

[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

The media is more powerful than any one person.

If the media turned on Obama, so would all of you.

[-] 1 points by ronimacarroni (1089) 11 years ago

I turned on Obama because he has the crooks from the financial sector working on his cabinet, extended the Bush tax cuts, compromised on healthcare and isn't doing enough to stop the wars.

Compared to the GOP though he's a saint.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

Compared to the GOP he is the same thing. Until the nation wakes up that they have been played their whole political lives, we are bound to repeat the same mistakes (D/R Duopoly)

[-] 1 points by bigbangbilly (594) 11 years ago

Being not ready does not mean it is not going to happen.

[-] 1 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 11 years ago

SELF-DEPRECATING and DEFEATIST post.

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing". ~Albert Einstein

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

Just trying to keep everyone forward thinking...

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

If you look at history. Very few Governments have lasted more than 200 years. This has been because of corruption and mistreating the citizens in those societies. Revolution happens because of internal rot. Lets just hope that this revolt can be more or less peaceful. Because what is happening now "IS" the beginning of revolution. Lets just try to keep it lawful.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

Its either the start of a revolution where the people take back the power in this country (and I feel they rely on governement for too much to do this) or its a revolution where the US creates a global system to control the entire planet.

time will tell.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

If we survive long enough down the road of civilization. If we don't 1st drive ourselves into extinction by polluting the earth to the point where our current form of life can no-longer function. Then we will eventually have a form of world government. But it will only happen by the will of "THE PEOPLE" not by the will of corporations.

[-] 1 points by trhasymaque (6) 11 years ago

years from now, history will tell a different story. and history is written by the victors (OWS). training web page http://vgdhi.cjb.net thrasymaque

[-] 1 points by WachtAmRhine (10) from New York City, NY 11 years ago

In the US political system elections are baseless and secession of states is suppressed cmp civil war.

[-] 1 points by PandoraK (1678) 11 years ago

America has been ready for some type of revolution for a good many years.

It takes time to wake a sleeping giant, it takes time for it to consume enough coffee to even begin to comprehend the events that have past it by...

It's been just over two months, not long at all when one looks back at history. It took longer to write the Preamble to the Constitution than two months.

I think for the most part we like our Constitution and we want to to work the way it is supposed to especially the part that it begins with...We the People, and Of, for and by the People.

Seems like too many have forgotten that, and so very many are yelling a reminder.

[-] 0 points by karenpoore (902) 11 years ago

Yep, they probably will not wake up until our whole economy collapses. Sad but true thanks to main stream media that keeps them brainwashed!

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