Politics is Local, so Get Political Locally

Members of Congress listen to the folks at home. Make it a goal to do one grassroots political activity every month.
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Re: Politics is Local, so Get Political Locally

Anonymous's picture

It is high time that Americans took their collective head out of the sand. We've been conditioned by the mainstream media and the substandard public education system to accept that politics is best left to politicians that we haven't noticed the gradual erosion of our freedoms. Since 1913 (the darkest time in modern American history... a central bank to create money out of nothing for our government to borrow, an income tax for the government to use as surety for these loans, and the direct election of senators to remove power from the states in order to make sure that power would become centralized) we have been losing our freedom and our money to politicians who claim to be giving us a "new deal," a "great society" or a "decent living wage." What they've actually given us is a system that takes "from each according to his ability" and gives "to each according to his need."

Do I expect things to change... not really, Americans are too focused on violent sports, recreational alcohol consumption and their next sexual encounter to take time out and consider the cost of shortsightedness.

Taking the moral high ground (as some here have posted) will not improve our chances to make changes. We must fight (figuratively and sometimes literally) for our freedom and our beliefs.

When the DMCA, the USA Patriot Act and whatever comes afterward make you a felon (and no longer eligible to own a firearm -to protect yourself from tyranny), will you be able to say that "doing what we do best will guarantee self reliance" ???

Re: Politics is Local, so Get Political Locally

Anonymous's picture

Politics is counterproductive. As a proxy for warfare, democratic systems have the advantage of being less violent, but the nature of the beast is the same however sugarcoated. Sure, we ought to be aware of politics, for the simple reason that it can pose a genuine threat to us. And we ought to prepare ourselves accordingly.

But to participate freely and intentionally in the political arena, where we are in all honesty a non-significant force to be reckoned with, we serve only to grant legitimacy to the outcome of the process which is, in the final analysis, just a contest of money and strength. If we are right, we need not be rich nor strong, but only to focus on doing what we do well.

Let the corporates and the militants and the various social engineers contend over the field of politics, let us leave it to them. We have something far better: self reliance. We do not need to ask for special favors, we do not depend upon extortion or any other form of force to sustain ourselves and our community. We have no need of the political system.

Enter their arena at your own peril.

You are already IN the arena

Anonymous's picture

The idea that anyone can stay outside the political arena is a dangerous illusion. If you avoid the politics of democracy, you will become involved in the politics of violence, as a victim or instigator. This is a world where people who only "focus on doing what we do well" can and do get put in prison.

The right to share information is the right to be free.

Re: You are already IN the arena

Anonymous's picture

The politics of democracy (as practiced) have already failed us. New indignities are perpetrated upon us each day; most recently, the FCC quietly accepted a proposal to stop unauthorized time-shifting for digital broadcasts. The politics of violence are already here -- that is, they threaten and occasionally enact violence against us for violating the laws they bought and paid for.

As the original poster says, we're a non-significant minority. We do not have the cash nor the votes to win in the political arena.

Re: You are already IN the arena

Anonymous's picture

The orginal poster, who is me, never said that the normal political process is a failure or that we should arm ourselves.

It the American Public wishes to ignor these issues, despite the terrible outcome of these regulation, it's their right to do so, and so be it. Your just too lazy to make a difference, and excuse it with a call to pick up arms.

No...

Ruben

Re: You are already IN the arena

Anonymous's picture

The orginal poster, who is me, never said that the normal political process is a failure or that we should arm ourselves.

It the American Public wishes to ignor these isues, despite the terrible outcome of these regulation, it's their right to do so, and so be it. Your just too lazy to make a difference, and excuse it with a call to pick up arms.

No...

Ruben

Re: Politics is Local, so Get Political Locally

Anonymous's picture

Your a damn lunitic

I'm so sick of dribble like this hermit, I'll create an

industrialized civilization in my cave crap...

Go back to the hole you crawled out of

Re: Politics is Local, so Get Political Locally

Anonymous's picture

Your a damn lunitic

I'm so sick of dribble like this hermit, I'll create an

industrialized civilization in my cave crap...

Go back to the hole you cralled out of