Forum Post: We don't see THE POWER WE HAVE IN OUR HANDS to transform the U.S.- Next month, we could be on our way to the society we dream of
Posted 2 years ago on Dec. 16, 2012, 10:13 a.m. EST by therising
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A POWERFUL AND TRANFORMATIVE COMBINATION (a different website for each action with general audience in mind could help us multiply the impact of non violent direct actions exponentially).
I'm aware it sounds like something we've heard a thousand times now, but for some reason the significance of this just kicked in: Someone just said on this forum that the "Internet is the enemy of the elite." That is no small thing. In fact, it may be the most important fact for us to wake up to right now.
I think we have a pretty good idea of the "destination" (a system prioritizing human needs over corporate needs) but we don't see a "road" or "path" to that destination. People like me sometimes lament that the 1% has us Americans under thorough spell with the mainstream media, full of twisted perspectives on events of the day and mind numbing consumerism and nihilism. But, to tell you the truth, it finally just really clicked for me that the Internet IS the road or path. If we realize that, it will be the checkmate to the 1%'s owned media force.
I don't think we've fully realized the power of this tool. We don't yet truly see that this road can take us to our destination. We as a people have been so mesmerized by the use of the Internet for entertainment, commerce, pleasure, etc. that we haven't fully comprehended that we hold the keys to our nation's jail cell in our own hands.
And here's the key for me: *In order for the true picture of of the power of the Internet for social/political/economic/environmental transformation to become realized, more and more people will need to seek out / discover the information about what's really going on and what's possible. Not to oversimplify it, but for some, merely coming in contact with the truth about things is personally transformational and motivating. But how will we get more than the choir / usual suspects to visit the kinds of Internet sites that will give them that dose of reality and motivation?
**I firmly believe the answer is nonviolent direct action.**
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