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What's the main problem? What's the solution? What are YOUR thoughts?

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What's the main problem? What's the solution? What are YOUR thoughts?



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Lack of Genuine Action

The real problem is the lack of genuine action. These people don't give a damn about our protests. When the original violations to the constitution were committed the result should have been quick, decisive execution or banishment. Now we let our legislatures get away with anything. Now we let our government get away with anything. Yes you can protest but it has not changed anything. The only thing that will change this outcome is bloodshed of the criminal representatives in government by the people. We the people have to be the ones to stand up and demand that no more criminal activity will be tolerated. Zero tolerance on constitutional violations and interpretations. It says what it says. That is it. There is no room for some fucking lawyer to change our nation's interpretation of a document that was written expressly to be simple and legible for the average public. Hang the fucking traitors or just keep bitching! Either way we are far too complacent to do anything about the real problem.
You want a solution? Try bleeding the criminals in congress and senate. Try bleeding the Israeli lobbyists. Try bleeding the corporate CEO's who made off with our money. Try bleeding the elected reps that push more limitations on your freedoms. Try establishing for yourself the security that your government is attempting to take responsibility for. Talk is cheap, and so too are our lives to these people. Bleed them because they are coming to bleed you and me. And their forces are already here...

The LAPD cop who is now on the run, if he is not planted by government, is the only one with the right idea. Face the tyrants head on. Retreat, fall back, re-organize, face head-on. Retreat, fall-back, re-organize, face head-on. When enough of the people who are anxious to take care of you are no longer waiting to represent you on capital hill we will be free again. Till then talk is cheap...

Problem/Solution

Everyone is painfully aware of the problems, just may argue about which is the most important or pressing. The solution? The answer is to GUARD the 2nd and read the book below.

Read the book,The Sword and Sovereignty, by Edwin Vieira, Jr.,

Vieira explains that the individual right to bear arms as a defense against tyranny will not suffice in and of itself.

In other words, just the right to bear arms is not enough. What is necessary is the establishment of collective, coordinated state Militias. This is why the Second Amendment says, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
READ more at this link:

-Oath Keepers » Blog Archive » Nelson Hultberg: Revitalization Of The State Militias

Mods, link made hot please, it isn't showing up as being so.

Deekey

What's the Problem?:

Education. The quality of Education has diminsihed tremendously since the 1800's. Not just what's taught, but the whole process of educating.

Instead of teaching people to be critical thinkers, capable of making their own judgements, conclusions, and decisions, the philosophy has changed to one of complete compliance to authority; one that looks down upon those who question authorative figures (instructors,doctors, police, lawyers, politicians). We are taught to blindly accept and take everything from an authoritative figure as Fact, and as neccesary.

Not only are you to take everything as Fact from these authoritative figures, but there is a social stigma against those who do question the status quo, those who have different opinions/idea's; we're psychologically conditioned to reject this mode of thought in where we think for ourselves. C.Wright Mill's wrote of this extensively in:" The Politics of Truth: Mass Society and Liberal Education"(which I'm sure anyone interested can find online or I could post a pdf for those interested). This is the heart of the problem, once people are psychologiaclly conditioned to always obey authority and never think for their own you have sacrificed your own free will and self dependence. I see this as the core of the problem because it's what shapes the attitude of being dependent on some other entity(mostly Government).

What's the Solution?:
I'm not sure I have the best answer to this. While I'm not totally opposed to the idea of a public education, in order for it to be successful people on a local level have to have the most say in how things are to be taught. That means no federal mandates(No child left behind, Placement Testing, etc.), and No federal guidelines. A problem today is that even most of those who teach have been conditioned to the same problems in educational philosophy as described above, so they become the implementors and a great sense of apathy ensues, and it becomes this vicious downward spiral; hence why education gets worse and worse every year.

My Thoughts?:
I think I've elaborated enough. We need Philosophical educational reform, and it starts by getting big government out of it. Let the communities in their respective counties decide what's best for how to teach their kids, not some bureaucrats sitting across the country decide what's best for everyone. Collectivism is the problem. People are individuals, not mindless unified zombies(to the statist's dissatisfaction). It's time people start realizing this, and respecting this concept, especially as one that is inherently true. If you shift this mode of thinking, you in turn make every single libertarian issue so much easier to accomplish.

That's my 2 cents. Rant over. Thanks.

Television and movies...music

ie. If Bruce Willis does not think it influences the way people think....he is either not too bright or not on the level. I cannot believe he would make such a public statement. Especially all the high schoolers.

Look at all the meatheads who want to either be the Rock or Triple X or whatever they call them. Not to mention Huey Lewis 'Hip to be Square'/Revenge of the Nerds/Big Bang - look at all the the computer people.

And look at the females with eating disorders and what they wear. Most of these females are going to need some bone and kidney work later in life. Not to mention the majority of them will have degrees from 'Simile University'. LOL

donvino

It all boils down to Central Planning

Problem
The primary problem is Central Planning. Central Planning = Central Authority = Central Ownership. If a person or group assumes the Responsibility to Centrally Plan the Property, Labor, and/or Life of another person or Group, then they must assume the Authority to do so. If one has the Authority to Plan said Property, Labor, and/or Life, then they in practice/effect Own that Property, Labor, Life.

Once this type of Planning has gone on for some period, those who have allowed others to Centrally Plan for them from the beginning are defunct of the ability to Plan for themselves. It is nothing less than Domesticating the Human Species. Domesticating meaning: to tame (an animal or HUMAN), especially by generations of breeding, to live in close association with human beings as a pet or work animal and usually creating a dependency so that the animal/person loses its ability to live on their own.

Solution
Education, one whose Mission is to Compliment ones Parent’s responsibility to raise Children to Independence, is the Solution. The Libertarian K12 School in Paraguay is a great start, but we need them here in the States. Independence requires Critical Thinking which at its core is the ability to determine what is relevant to a particular problem, and the ability to test possible solutions. As one gets better at Critical Thinking, it becomes less and less Trial and Error to more and more an Understanding of Nature and the World around us.

Thoughts
One might think that Distributive Planning is the Solution to a Central Planning Problem, and it is, but it requires the ability to Plan for oneself so education is the real solution here. If you can solve your own problems, then you are less likely to allow others to do it for you. If almost everyone can do it, then there will be far fewer ‘problems’ for Gov’t to co-opt as its own.

brainwashing

Brainwashing or programming. The elite get away with everything because the American people are cheering them on.

The American people have been programmed into believing in things like Socialism, genocide and an authoritarian police state. Normal people can't be taught to believe in these things rationally by looking at history. Even all the recent history shows how horrible these things are for the masses. Belief in these things can only be done by a process of daily programming. It comes mainly from TV and public schools.

RP is trying to counter it by catching young people at universities while they're still malleable enough. While programming is in process, waking people up only takes relatively few words. Trying to change someone's mind after the programming is complete is an uphill battle.

Yes.

Yes.

It's the money

without a doubt. It allows for the two most dangerous things: banker influence over government, and a public too content and entitled with their "bread and circuses" to care or understand.

The solution will come when the dollar collapses and the liberty movement, in the course of rebuilding this country, returns to sound money and competing currencies.

the main problem

is the federal reserve system without it we couldn't be the police of the world we would have to bring our troops home we could have competing currecy's and we wouldn't be having mass inflation due to the federal reserve system without it i think the world would be MUCH MUCH better off...

Albert Camus — 'The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.'

The main problem is we have

The main problem is we have drifted away from our founding ideology of a government by the people.
Corporations through lobbyists pass legislation contrary to popular opinion.

The solution is to put the congressional seats back into the hands of the people where we directly vote on legislation. Break the power of the bribery.

Now for the first time in history we have the technological communication available to do this.

My thoughts? http://www.youtube.com/user/rickbeckwitt

The hypnotized public

We are reaching people everyday but its not a fast process. Even people you reach can take over a year or longer to fully grasp everything.

Without public opinion nothing will happen. Whether you be Ron Paul, Alex Jones or any other liberty messenger, you're aim is to wake more people up and to change hearts and minds.

Justin Amash, Rand Paul, and even Gary Johnson target slightly different people in their appoach. WE ALL DO!!

We should find our common ground and reach people in our own individual ways and then come together to make the changes that we can. We won't be able to change everything over night but start with something.

This is what I think Rand is doing. It is also what I think Ron Paul himself has done. Ron Paul did not fight every battle. He zeroed in on the things he most wanted to make changes in and fought there. Rand is fighting his fight in his own way reaching people Ron Paul didn't reach.

If we can allow different people leeway to come to liberty from different angles, then and only then will we see a mass awakening and real substantial changes in this country.

That....and the federal reserve is evil.

numbers

To accomplish a "gain" by this method, we would need to wake up 4,000 people EACH DAY. That is slightly over half of the 'new people' entering the US (by either birth or immigration). If we get less than that, the opposing side is gaining faster.

I'd like to think our numbers are in the tens of millions but I seriously doubt that we gain more than half of the 2.8 million new people each year, 230k each month or 7700 each day.

And this doesn't even account for attrition. In light of this, we need double those numbers (2.5M people are replaced each year).

Barring some extremely viral news that exposes corruption in an instant, waking people up is, never has and never will be a solution. We must look to other ways.

Central planning via debt

Central planning via debt based monetary system.

All the wars, all the welfare (corporate elite and social programs), all the distortions in the free market, all the corruption, all the coercion, all the losses of liberty are enabled by the monetary system. Without debt based fiat something-for-nothing currency, central planning and all its problems cannot exist. Governments cannot fight endless wars on nouns and concepts like terror/drugs/poverty/guns without borrowing from banks and stealing from the public. They cannot afford to occupy Earth with the US military without fiat money.

Putting sound money into the hands of the individual is what empowers the individual. Putting the control of the money supply in the hands of a few elite, is what puts the control of people in the hands of those few elite.

The main problem is

without a doubt the Federal reserve system. Without the FED, the majority of all the criminal activities that are happening in washington and around the world cease.

Coercion/authority is ever

Coercion/authority is ever viewed as morally legitimate.

Whenver someone claims to talk for "god", "the clan" or "the state" (or any other bullshit smokescreen) and that therefore the normal rule of "dont aggress against others" doesn't apply... they're FUCKING LYING TO YOU.

Once society stops making exceptions for *some* initiations of ceoercion... no more of this "well in THIS case, some coercion is better than the alternative"... no more "well i agree in theory, but..."... etc.

Simply accept that ALL initiatons of coercion are immoral. period. Whatever follows, follows.

The country I fought FOR 20 years ago

Is the same country I might have to fight AGAINST ten years from now.

Solutions, many.
Restore the states' right to tell the federal government "NO!".
Restore the Constitution to the document it was before the rewrite of 1865.
End the class, gender and culture wars being perpetrated today.
Stop waging war against the world.
Allow others to believe differently than we do as long as they let others do the same.
Outlaw any religion that claims to be the ONLY true way.

The main problem is...

peoples' desire to exercise their political will over others through force. Like Jefferson said - "Democracy is nothing more than mob rule whereby 51% of the people may take away the rights of the other 49%." That is why the founders sought to form a republic where the tyranny of the majority could be held at bay by the rule of law. There is no rule of law in a true democracy.

The solution is to aspire to anarchy; push the government back in to the confines of the Constitution and don't stop there. We need to continue to find efficient methods of local governance in order to dwindle the power of the central government until the absolute, practical minimization of government is realized.

Please Specify

as to what the question pertains to. What is the problem with what? The world? The country? Life in general? All of the above? What?

skippy

Okay I Will

take a guess. All of the above. The problem is people are asleep and for the most part like it that way because they don't have to deal if they keep their heads in the sand. Dealing takes work. It'll take a major kick in the butt to get them to wake up. Solution? That kick in the butt. THEN a major paradigm shift. The hundredth money thing. When an idea reaches critical mass. The only way to change things is for there to be enough people wanting to change things that it becomes popular. Don't count on it happening in one generation. Humans don't tick that way.

skippy

Wow. I thought you were going to be a smart a**

...turns out, you're just smart.

Great answer!

take a guess

;-)

Simple

The main problem is slavery in one form or another i.e. people agreeing to being governed without their explicit contractually arranged consent.

The solution? Do not agree to be governed by anyone else without your contractually arranged explicit consent.

That's all.

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I'm new to all this. We need to chat.

Sure

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separation/ secession

anti-Americhan said:

The people who understand the problem are peaceful.

The people creating the problem are not.

I agree this is the root, but would expand:

The people who understand the problem are peaceful producers.(individualist)

The people creating the problem are aggressive looters.
(collectivist)

And the solution as Ayn wrote is Separation.

You cannot teach some lessons, some lessons must be learned the hard way... collectivism and its subtleties is one of those lessons.

Let the collectivist crash, and crash miserably hard.
Just get out of their way when they do.

sort of like natural selection.
Secession would help save producers who have been damaged by a government of collectivist.

estanislao

"The #1 responsibility for

"The #1 responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow. This is of greater importance than working on changing the government; that is secondary to promoting a virtuous society. If we can achieve this, then the government will change."

-Ron Paul

End The Fed!
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ding ding

So far, I would say this is the "rightest" answer. But even still, we have to ask....what is it that prevents so many from changing themselves?

Power

Solution first:

Power produced into oversupply reduces the price of power while purchasing power increased because power reduces the cost of production.

Problem:

Power is being stolen by a few people who convince their targeted victims that stealing power is the only way to exist on Earth, and the targets buy into that lie.

Joe

Yes, the vast majority are

Yes, the vast majority are being manipulated. Govts manipulate, the media, the education system, even our parents and friends - all are manipulators. Most of the manipulators are manipulated themselves. They believe the big lie - that without govt there will be chaos. They play on our fear. Most fall for the lie that govt can provide safety.

In truth, it's govt that creates the chaos. It's govt that makes us unsafe.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

Power equation

Once the power equation is understood the following analogy works to accurately illustrate modern political economy.

A few people convince the rest of mankind to buy flammable material from these few people, those buyers are then instructed to pour this flammable material all over their bodies and ignite it. Then the few people selling the flammable material and the instructions on how to use it tell those buyers to run as fast as they can if things start getting hot. No questions, just run, and that will be the quickest way to cool down, keep running as fast as possible.

That is modern political economy whereby the Revolutionary Forces that once allowed free people to use their own power to make more power out of less power, those Revolutionary forces (individuals being free) are now replaced with Counter-Revolutionary Forces (individuals on fire running), described above, whereby every problem is solved by paying more money to very evil people who then buy the best liars fraud money can buy so as to keep the fire going.

Or

"Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer." Thomas Paine 1776

Power spent on crime made legal is a short circuit, and it takes about 200 years or so to complete the cycle. 1788 to 1988 is overtime.

We are in overtime.

Boom baby boom (China by the way)

Section 4.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.

And:

"Mr. GEORGE MASON. Mr. Chairman, whether the Constitution be good or bad, the present clause clearly discovers that it is a national government, and no longer a Confederation. I mean that clause which gives the first hint of the general government laying direct taxes. The assumption of this power of laying direct taxes does, of itself, entirely change the confederation of the states into one consolidated government. This power, being at discretion, unconfined, and without any kind of control, must carry every thing before it. The very idea of converting what was formerly a confederation to a consolidated government, is totally subversive of every principle which has hitherto governed us. This power is calculated to annihilate totally the state governments."

And not to forget:

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” Solzhenitsyn

Joe