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Can you spare 30 minutes to mourn what we have lost? Inauguration day protest idea.

I like this idea, although I am always wary of anything that starts with "If we all" in a liberty movement. I much prefer things that start with "I am going to...." but somewhere those two things may converge, and if they ever do....


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My House Member - Visits

My local member of the US House has an office near me. I've started dropping in from time to time and writing him a note, often about issues from here on DP.

He's a Democrat (this is CA), but sometimes he's on the right side of issues. I don't know if it does any good. I usually only see the receptionist, as the rep is in DC most of the time.

One thing to do is to get together a group, call the office and make an appointment to lobby reps for what you want. If you could bring in a group once or twice, and have a civil conversation, as leader of the group, pretty soon a simple note, signed by you, would represent lots of votes to that rep.

I'm sure they'll all be in DC for the inauguration, but they'll all be home for the holidays, and that's when you can meet with them. As Ron Paul points out, form a coalition on issues of agreement. As Gary Johnson said, hold their feet to the fire on what they're supposed to be good at. Start there.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Individually, sure. But, no statement will be made

It is a good idea in theory. But, it will be viewed by the Sheep and the little, if any, media to be an "anti-Obama"/racist thing by "right wing extremists".

It would actually counter any opening we have to wake people up, in my opinion. They would probably even associate us with the Teocon Party or birthers.

If you want to do it as an individual, of course I have no problem with that. I may even join in, privately. But, my coworkers would honestly think I am just being "Anti-American".

The collapse will happen soon enough.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain

What about thanking "them" for what we've gained?

Like the awareness that the system, on all levels, is completely rigged to manipulate and condition people into believing that any of this theatre is real; that corporations have taken over all branches of government and put in policies for their own self interests NOT the peoples'; that the drug war is all about protecting those interests and has zero to do with our health; etc; etc;

The only thing we have LOST is these imposed illusions. And for that I am FOREVER GRATEFUL.

In my opinion turn the "protest" into a celebration of your new-found awareness. It's time we stop huffing and puffing and wasting our focus on what the problems are and instead find the motivation to be inspired and inspire others to see the Truth as well.

Work from a good feeling place within yourself. If you feel compelled to do something out of frustration, you only hold yourself back from real progress.

"Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die" — Buddha

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Mourning = anger to you?

Anyway, I don't care why folks participate, I merely wish to bring an idea to the attention of the folks here. One day, perhaps an idea will come along that is good enough that people will decide to stand together, rather than nit pick and make excuses why they can't stand with their fellow humans. Apparently, this is not the idea, today is not the day.
Maybe tomorrow....

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

The statement at the bottom of your signature

implies you know what I'm trying to say. "Anger" was not my choice of word. That was a quote from Buddha. I used the word "frustration" which much like "mourn" focuses on a negative emotion.

How about trying to put LOVE first, then say whatever you want to say or do what you want to do? Mourning the loss of something that has been gone for decades (if not longer) serves what purpose other than give more credibility to this false broken system? It's all designed to anger us because that's when we can't focus on the GOOD we can do right now. You want better ideas? Go talk to your family, friends and neighbours. Build up your communities with LOVE and Trust. Use a POSITIVE focus to the issues rather than scoffing at them.

The people in government and all the others don't give a damn about your mourning and they never will because they're apathetic psychopaths working on more ways to piss us off and make us mourn what they are killing.

EVERYDAY is THE day for action. The question is what are YOU doing with it RIGHT NOW? Tomorrow will be NOW too.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

We just have very different concepts of "mourning"

It is not negative in my mind at all. It is a show of respect for that which has passed on. I did not suggest wailing and gnashing of teeth, just a moment of silent respect.

What I am doing gets zero respect around here, but I'll explain it once again. I am getting aquaponics systems in every school and household that I can. Give fish away, give seedlings away, give barrels away.... But thank you for reminding me that there is no good deed that goes unpunished, or at least unnoticed.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Well then I salute you

I cannot praise your good deeds when I myself am ignorant of them. I admit that and I sincerely apologize.

I understand what you mean by showing respect for that which has passed on. So I'll just say, show that respect for the old but also acknowledge the NEW we are all adjusting to and finding ways of bringing to light.

Keep up the good work in whatever way you're doing it. Many are still doing absolutely nothing so your efforts are definitely noticed.

I'll shut up now.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin