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Forum Post: The Process of Being Awoken

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 17, 2013, 6:11 p.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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This was an interesting piece. The guy claims to now back the Liberty Movement. I would have preferred to hear him state he now realizes we are all our own people, but its an interesting read regardless.

Its the type of feeling many in the country are going through, regardless of what political views you have.

Something isnt right in this country. Things are just lining up right.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-16/guest-post-message-left-right-wing-extremist

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[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

This is my third time through this piece. It isn't that interesting.

It is the I don't like Dem's and here is everything that is wrong with them and I felt tragically betrayed and, now, I is a Libertopian. Magically delicious.

I am over the self confessions of those with specific parties and/or how they have found their light in a third party.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

I dont think parties are the answer. Im not even a fan of parties, to be honest. I would like to see them all vanish. Let each person stand on their own two feet, judge each person for what their actions are, not their party platform. A congress with a 10% approval rating may actually not have a 90% reelection rate haha.

Maybe I just related to the feeling of waiting for that someone to stand up and say what everyone in the town was saying, and never get it. Hoping, but never getting it.

Like I said, I didnt find the fact that he went to the libertarians interesting at all. I find it interesting to think about how many people of all political equations are feeling those same feeling, of hoping and wishing and then getting left an empty promise and more of the same corporate nonsense.

That feeling is very frustrating.

[-] 1 points by KevinPotts (363) 1 year ago

I share in that frustration and I’m not a big fan of parties either. They seem to function as part of an effective Divide and Conquer strategy more than anything else, keeping most of us arguing back and forth against each other over lesser concerns and distracted from the more fundamental issues. Party affiliation and party loyalty is also an effective way to use “wedge issues” to gain popular support for A Host of Other Unspoken Atrocities. Have you ever seen that Vonage commercial? Don't Get Bundled? We ALLLLLLL Bundle… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T8_4s3Y4jk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BcQpOGpxcI

They know exactly what pushes people’s buttons and they use that to their utmost advantage to keep us divided against each other and to Manufacture Consent. How else could The Obama Administration have gotten away with continuing The Draconian, Pro-War, Pro-1% Polices Of The Bush Administration For FOUR STRAIGHT YEARS and yet still managed to maintain enough party-loyal support to get re-elected on basically gay marriage and abortion rights? and a watered-down-health-care-bill-that-will-force-everyone-to-purchase-overpriced-insurace (A Wet Dream for The Profit-Oriented Pharmaceutical Industry And Insurance Companies)? “…Puppy?“ lol Okay, so he is finally trying to make the rich pay more in taxes, but why didn’t he do that when he had a chance to Four Years Ago? And what will this new tax-money be spent on? More Predator Drones? Another Unjustifiable War in The Middle East? A Trillion Dollar Propaganda Campaign To Elect Hillary Clinton As The First Woman President In 2016? lol

Okay, so he is finally trying to ban assault rifles and high-capacity-ammo clips (Good. I‘m glad. That needs to happen.), but this totally ignores and overshadows the fact that rifles only account for 3 percent of annual gun-related-deaths in America, while it is actually Hand-Guns that should be the main issue (47 percent of all murders in the U.S. are committed with handguns) and the fact that almost-every-irresponsible-dumb-ass-and-their-momma-in-the-entire-country can purchase and own guns without any required training or psychological evaluation whatsoever. http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-riddle-of-the-gun

Back to the topic of party affiliation and party-loyalty, it seriously is akin to gang mentality, like the Crips and the Bloods, the Dems and the Reps. All they really want to do is “win” (like it’s a game) and by “winning“, We ALL Lose. Comedian Chris Rock said it best in one of his stand up performances years ago:

“The entire country has a gang mentality. Republicans are fucking idiots. Democrats are fucking idiots. Conservatives are idiots. Liberals are idiots. Anyone who makes up their mind before they hear the issue is a fucking fool, OK!?! Everyone is so busy trying to be down with their gang...it's fucking bullshit! Be. A. Person.”

And as much as some of us may be tired of hearing about it and tired of talking about it, this party-loyal gang mentality (as well as blind-loyal-propagandized-nationalism and exceptionalism on a more macro level) that keeps us divided and conquered and oppressed is a serious issue that needs to somehow be resolved and overcome. I also do not think parties are the ultimate answer and would also like to see them all eventually vanish and for us to focus on the individual issues through Direct Democracy. The question is: How do we achieve that from where we are? -and with what we have to work with now?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I think I am burned out on the everyone saying it.

[-] 2 points by KevinPotts (363) 1 year ago

Republican Party To Be Replaced By “Libertarianism”? And Re-branded As “The Liberty Movement”?

http://occupywallst.org/forum/republican-party-to-be-replaced-by-libertarianism-/#comment-915519

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Bush did a good job of chasing away a lot of normal conservative people. Most of em didnt join the libertarians, they are simply disenfranchised. Romney certainly didnt bring em back. But the growth of the RP crowd is directly tied to rights stealing, big spending, war loving Bush.

Obama is well on his way to achieving the same thing.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17704) 1 year ago

LOL

zerohedge. The site written buy that guy from Fight Club.

No violence in that movie, eh?

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

I love Fight Club.

The things you own end up owning you.

[-] 1 points by shooz (17704) 1 year ago

Ah, so your kitchen table owns you and violent movies are only bad when someone else watches them.

I get it now.