Posted 5 years ago on June 6, 2013, 8:50 a.m. EST by therising
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Recent revelations regarding the NSA ( http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/05/nsa-asked-verizon-for-records-of-all-calls-in-the-u-s/ ) are scary indeed. But the weapons of unity and speaking the truth out loud are stronger than anything the NSA and our national security state can wield. If we the people can utilize technology to unite, there's no stopping us no matter how much information they have. There is nothing so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
The rise of Occupy in all its forms (in person occupations and protests and electronic consciousness raising & networking) has helped we the people realize that we have more in common than we have separating us. That is a powerful revelation and as it strengthens and spreads, we will be able to begin making decisions from a position of unified strength rather than making demands from a position of divided weakness. The people are rising... The jig is up.
That doesn't mean there isn't a mountain of hard work and details ahead of us. But it does mean that we can win this. That knowledge itself is powerful.
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history".
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” - Gandhi
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead