Rampant financial panic in all areas of investment and savings.
Loss of trust in our institutions.
Loss of trust in our elected leaders.
Continuing corruption in the halls of justice.
True democracy never practiced in this country.
No jobs, no salaries to support a family.
No health care.
Money bleeding out of this country into an illegal war.
Who need go on ....
If you do nothing, it means you really don't mind how things are.
You don't mind that your savings have been jeopardized and your taxes will explode.
You don't mind that many will pay nothing while you pay double for the same thing.
It doesn't bother you that your kids in college will have to use the lottery system to vie for jobs.
You don't see a problem with perpetual inflation (it's made to go on forever, like fiat currency and debt creation)
It doesn't concern you that American is a 2rd-world country fast becoming a 3rd.
To change what we need done takes the fire and commitment we once saw decades ago. When something works against you, it seems your responsibility to stand up and fight it. Be counted as someone who won't follow along like sheeple anymore. Yet unfortunately, I don't see it happening, and worse, I can count myself amongst the guilty of today.
- People are content as long as they have theirs.
- Most don't want to be seen as "unpatriotic" by asking for a better way, so they remain quiet.
- We pay for overpriced goods because no one wants to picket the stores and complain in public, en masse.
- We wait hours in emergency rooms because we can't afford medical insurance and are willing to accept that.
- We send our children to what we know is probably a 3rd rate education because no one can afford to pay teachers what they deserve. (We could if we made sacrifices)
- We let the obscenely rich oil conglomerates hold back on the R&D needed to implement all the alternative energy sources at our disposal, ready to be utilized, but gathering dust.
+The YIP Party (yippies) Youth Independent Party
+SDS (Students for a Democratic Society)
+Boycotting grocery stores who sold grapes picked by low-paid striking workers, same with lettuce, et als.
+Marching on Washington to end an illegal war
+Ousting a President who planned on continuing it.
+Picketing the ROTC building on campus.
+Forming local self-help groups to feed, clothe and shelter ANY one without waiting for a government to care.
+Getting out and being counted.
Not all of us did these things but those who did remember that yes, change was, IS, possible. You have to want it so much it fires your every word, every action, every thought. Today, I see more apathetic people than ever before, people content to allow themselves to be used by the governing elite, the overly-rich, those who aren't content with their own, they want yours too. And they'll wave the flag in your face to get it. This isn't democracy.
So PE Obama now has an unprecedented chance to see out his promises: 95% of Americans get a tax break. More jobs being created by the influx of new housing investors. A slow "drawdown" of troops from Iraq. No tax-hike (I don't expect that one, and it's okay, we need to make sacrifices now). I want to see a politician keep at least one of his promises.