Localize Freedom- A Critique of the rEVOLutionSubmitted by Sancho23 on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 18:15
This is a huge work in progress essay that I'm putting on here to see what sorts of questions and ideas it raises. Many might take offense to some of the things I write, and that is a welcomed reaction, but please, if you have something to say then do so intelligently and with tact. I'm a former state coordinator for Restore The Republic, so I'm no government operative or some other such fantasy. Just a dude with some perspectives that I want to share with you.
This article, for now atleast, is devoid of any links but for now I think that will suffice. There is enough google-worthy words and people to get people started looking into these things I talk about. Peace.
Hello all. This revolution is well intentioned and certainly full of great energy and information. BUT. There are great short comings in this movement.
Long story short:
We all see a collapse coming. Economic is our angle. We can also put other goggles on and see other collapses imminent like resource scarcity, climate destabilization, etc.
What is our response to the situation? Protests, signs, self-spread publications, youtube videos, unknown political campaigns, etc. Ineffective in the face of a juggernaut. I submit that the system we are fighting actually ENCOURAGES us to behave the way we have been for the sole reason that it is and will do nothing to stop the iniquities of the bankers, ceo's, etc who are fucking things up. Also, we are not coming anywhere close to really changing the tide of public opinion and discourse towards something effective.
Now, before you go off spouting how much support Ron Paul had(of which I was a part, mind you), how many CNN spots he's had, how many mentions of the Tea Parties you all garnered, etc. Save it. While we have had these small gains, the greater war has gone on unscathed. You think "Audit the Fed" is something that gets the bankers shaking in their boots!?!?!? The Fed is DESIGNED to fail!!! It was not meant to last, but only to bolster Britain, help Israel, put money in bad people's pockets, and eventually bring America down.
So. What do I suggest? I have given what I see as a problem, our lack of effective and our natural desires to attack the obvious windmills. I do have some suggestion/solutions, but they require you all to think outside of your rigid boxes.
I suggest you all start thinking about how your current "adversarial activism" isn't working, and start transitioning towards "social process activism".
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