Re: America vs. the Oligarchs – We cannot let them win!
[quote=ckessel]So the big question is, can we organize and make a difference to soften the implosion or will we simply be looking at bits and pieces of the puzzle trying to figure out what to do? [/quote]
I’m pessimistic about taking the country back from the banking oligarchy. Jefferson said once we gave in to bankers, the country would be done. He said once we let the republic evolve into a democracy, we’re done. Madison said the Constitution required a moral people in order to survive. In addition, the 2nd amendment is pretty much dead since a majority of people don’t believe in it and because the people that do believe in it don’t actively practice it…there’s no militia…we need some governors to make that happen. Also the 1st amendment is effectively dead since the power elite owns controlling interests in our mass media and the government "regulates," i.e. subtly dictates, the airwaves.
I’m having trouble finding the basis for change…
While a student of history, there is much I don’t know – too much history, too little time! Andrew Jackson managed to get rid of the Fed in his day and it stayed gone until 1913. Do you, or anyone else reading this, know how he managed to do so? Perhaps, if we look back at our history, there are some lessons we can extrapolate into our current dilemma.
In addition, the 2nd amendment is pretty much dead since a majority of
people don’t believe in it and because the people that do believe in it
don’t actively practice it.
Tell that to the NRA and the "good ol’ boys" scattered around our country – not to mention a significant portion of the crowd in these forums!
…there’s no militia…
I guess it depends on your definition of militia. I always felt that the National Guard was the militia of each state. Our governor in Oregon has recently been trying to stand up to the Federal Government to keep our local folks from being deployed all the time as if they were regular military. Perhaps if enough governors told the Feds "NO", we might make some progress.
Also the 1st amendment is effectively dead …
I won’t accept that. As long as there are independent newspapers and the internet, TPTB will never be able to control us all – no matter how much they might wish to do so. This site is a prime example of that and there are countless others all over the country.