of people are dumber than progressives when it comes to money
and politics. They realize that money has corrupted
their government and the media, and yet when a candidate comes
along who doesn't plan to raise much moneyÖ instead of
supporting that candidate, progressives will sayÖ.
ďWell, even though
I like the guy I'm not going to vote for him. Without much money or an honest media, this guy can never
win . If I waste
my vote on him, the Republican will win. Iím just going to continue to vote
for the guy I know screwed me in the past and probably will
again, but what can you do.ď
You can lead a thirsty horse to
crystal clear water but you still canít make him drink it.
If the 99%ers really believed
in the ideals they espouse, they would vote for what they
believe in, and keep voting and keep working for what they
believe in, until they win. Thereís no reason why they
canít do that and, at the same time, Occupy whatever space
they think will help their cause. The problem is, they
donít really believe in anything all that much... not
really. They just donít like being a member of the
group theyíre in. If the 99% all loved freedom,
democracy, intellectual integrity, and courage, they would
identify and vote for people who also loved those things, and
then we could all go back to work and do our jobs and let our
representatives do theirs.
The problem is, we elect people
just like ourselves. Thatís why we have such a corrupt
government. I get the sense that if most Americans, (progressives
or otherwise), were offered an unfair advantage over other
people, they would take it. Thatís all thatís happening
here. The rich were offered even more riches in exchange
for their unspoken promise to return some of those riches to
their favorite politician, so that that politician could stay in
office and continue to buy their votes with legislation that
would get them even more riches... and so it goesÖ
round and round.
If the 99% had a little more
integrity and courage, they would spend their time trying to
find leaders who would represent true decency... vote for
them... get them elected... or at least scare the hell out of the 1%
by trying. Unfortunately the 99%, canít think
outside their little box.
The truth is, the so called 99%
arenít really anything close to 99% except to the extent
that the 1% has more money than they do. Itís my
guess, judging from the blogs I see.... that probably 90% of the 99% donít
have any idea what any of the fuss is about anyway. They
get their news from the 1% and listen to the speeches their
president makes, taking all of it in at face value.
If the Occupiers can't convince the 90% that they're really in
trouble, they surely aren't going to convince the 1% to
change their character or fundamental world view.
The folks who donít have a
clue about whatís going on, need to be educated and itís a
certainty they're going to get that education.
Unfortunately, the way things are going, it will probably be
the hard way.
try for what we want because we canít afford to lose.Ē
That's their argument. My suggestion
is, donít lose. Actually your very life and freedom depend on
you winning. So give it everything youíve got and
don't give up until you do win. Youíve got everything
on your side except confidence in your own ability to pull it
off. Every human being on Earth is counting on you.
This is not a time for holding back. If you would stop
worrying about what everyone else is going to do or think, and
just go for what you want, you might just surprise yourself
and get it.
three methods we may learn wisdom;
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third, by experience, which is bitterest."