Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. (Inscription on the Statue of Liberty)
This video makes a great case for democracy, be it either direct democracy or representative democracy. ALL citizens should have the right to use their knowledge and skills to elect representatives who will make the decisions for the rest of us. All citizens should be able to participate in direct democracy actions such as voting on taxes or whether to go to war.
Twas the night before Christmas
And no one was willing
Not a creature was stirring
Against the wars and the killing
I went to an antiwar rally today,
But no one else came to do their fair share
So I picked up my Peace sign
And let down my hair
"That's what you get for thinking"
"Democratic party supporters protest over there, Revolutionaries over here."
2019 is the Year of the Revolution. Believe it.
I'm not sure where this is coming from but I'm certainly interested to see if this catches on and where it goes. It's exactly what is needed not only in France, but here in this country and basically the entire planet. Organize independently from the corrupted political systems that represent the oligarchies and demand a complete change in human governance from rule by the rich to power to the people.
"Globalism - the operation or planning of economic and foreign policy on a global basis."
"America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism".
Donald Trump, last week at the United Nations
(Note: that statement by Trump is a tell, a giveaway. He's clearly fucking with people and enjoys it. Three days later he signed this globalist agreement.)
Are our Dictators really any different? Or maybe, they're worse.
"An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics"
Plato (around 350 B.C.) (Notice he said oldest in 350 B.C.)
I noticed this news the other day.
Sorry to corrupt Shakespeare at the outset. But the sentiment is what matters on the days before this November 6 election. So, here is an excerpt from Harry’s speech:
“In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger.”
Once the uber-rich take over, the only options are tyranny and revolution. Aristotle (over 2300 years ago)
What is that saying, "the more things change, the more they stay the same"? They're staying real, real same, man.
they'd undertake a massive campaign to educate users on how to tell the difference between claims and facts. They'd grace the People with the reasoning abilities to know when something is proven, disproven, or needs more information before deciding its value.
Teach people how rhetorical tricks and manipulative tactics are used on them. Teach people how trolls operate. How to check the sourcing, and whether there is more than one source.
John Adams must have shaken his head as he watched delegates to the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention filing into the West Room of the Statehouse on July 15, 1776. Across the hall in the East Room, Adams and his colleagues in the Continental Congress had recently voted to declare the thirteen colonies independence from Great Britain. Now the newly independent states would each have to create new "republican" constitutions. A month before, Adams had worried that the new constitutions would be influenced by a "spirit of leveling, as well as that of innovation." In the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776, perhaps the most radically democratic in the world at the time, Adams worst fears would be realized.
Would it make a difference? You have to admit, Bernie is kind of a tailor made roll off your tongue, first name basis type name. It fits him pretty well too. "Hey Bernie, howyadoin?"
What if his name was Fred? Fred Sanders.
Would we be seeing articles about Fred? Would they be calling it "Fred's Revolution"?