Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 18, 2012, 7:33 p.m. EST by jph
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What follows is my reply to a particular persistent voting advocate, who claimed my stating that, voting in this current system is a wast of energy, some how meant I have no hope;
You really are a simpleton VQkag2, we have been through this a number of times now, you and I, but I guess you have the attention span of a gnat. I support a great many useful and positive things, that I actively encourage people to get INVOLVED in, that will bring about revolutionary change, submissive voting for our corporate ruler's next PR man just ain't one of them! The only choice on offer in that system is more of the same!
I support making change in your own life, and then sharing this information with others. Your constant badgering everyone to vote is base, degrading, and not at all useful. You do this in place of actually making change in your own life, I suspect.
Learn about and understand Permaculture; this is a holistic system of integrating human communities back into balance with the natural systems of the world. It works for a single person/family all the way up to a large community (eco-village), and a network of interconnected regions. This is in opposition to the corporate mono-crop, Roundup(TM) /GMO, burn-the-soil-to-death to produce large amounts of food quickly using petrol-chemical 'fertilizers' system, that is leaving dead degraded earth and corrupted natural environments.
Instead we support simple organic and life affirming human powered farming in place of the corporate destruction that will fail when the oil is over. Use the investment strategies pioneered by the Slowmoney movement; get your savings out of corporate control, invest in local permaculture/organic food production, or any democratic, socially useful, positive co-op or buisness in your local community or region. This is all tied in with the Relocalize movement that is promoting making these necessary adjustments to improve life for all, getting ahead of the inevitable decline in cheap oil, and therefor the cheap energy we enjoy (destructively abuse) now. Learn and understand what the Degrowth movement is studying and strategizing around. Infinite growth on a finite planet is a dead-end, and a vast dismal failure. The very concept of capitalism is based on the wrong-minded idea of infinite wealth growth from a finite resource base, an impossibly.
Anyway, if you could use both your brain cells at once, you could possible come to realize that revolutionary change does not come from asking the owners for more gruel,. . We have to do this ourselves, some of us are already working on it. Get involved in building a future not spamming for submission to the bankers, generals, and corporate oligarchs that only have power as long as you give it to them! There is nothing revolutionary about voting. Especially in a corrupt system of human oppression, devised for wealth transfer to the 1% from the rest of us.
As you can see I have more than hope, (hope is not a plan!) I have personal involvement in several world wide movements that are currently making revolutionary change now! Not some voting in of a hypothetical "good" representative that will do the work for me.
( please research these ideas and movements for yourself, no one can do it for you, you have to walk the path to revolutionary change so that we may all live a more peaceful and satisfying existence, peace )
[ added some links to aid in your research, much more exists! ]
keep searching and networking,. . the revolution is well underway, join in!