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Theory - Wgwwd - We Get What We Deserve

the US public is largely asleep.

The reason that Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are appealing to everyday Republicans is that there is a demand for those cardboard cut-outs. It isn't just the media or the political parties that are at fault. The PUBLIC at some point has to buy into their sound bites and their nice neckties, and discard the truths they hear from the Ron Pauls and Gary Johnsons and Rand Pauls and Justin Amashes.

The public has to decide to accept or reject the two party system, and all of its problems. The public could well decide political parties just get in the way of things, but they are too lazy. They want a football game to watch and to root for the blue or the red.

The public has to decide when there is too much regulation and minutia management. The public has to decide when the government gets its hands in too much and they are no longer free. If anything, the way people have responded to the patriot act and the economic great recession is prooving that opinions and prejudices held by the common man are more weighty than the facts they are based on.

In one sense, our system does function more democratically than we give it credit for. But that is the problem.

Waking people up is key. Outreach is key.



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The Public sucks...

http://youtu.be/JMw5676blwk

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Who's this "we" you speak of

Who's this "we" you speak of kemosabe?

Plenty of us didn't sign up for this sheet and are doing our best to resist it.

We're victims, and blaming victims lets the perpetrators off the hook.

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

yes, we are victims

depending on who the we is.

When I say we in my post, I am referring tot he US populace in general. Not the various subsets of it, any of them. Persons at this site are not the problem, they are victims...but it is the other 85- 93% that cause the system to be full of all the worst kinds of momentum and inertia...

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein