Where’s Our Revolution?

Whatever happened to the “Occupy” movement? #Blacklivesmatter? I feel like there could definitely be more hope&change happening…yet the only thing I see changing is the faces of reality TV stars and the daily lies being spewed on media types across the board. I’m losing hope that everyday people will stand up and see through the bullshit.

Every single day I see a new article or news story informing me of a new stall tactic on a piece of important legislature, or some shady backdoor shenanigans regarding foreign relations. No one wants to work with anyone else to compromise and keep things moving. Bickering and name calling that imply the level of maturity amongst our national representatives is akin to 5 year olds instead of grown adults. Everywhere the taint of special interests and corporations lies heavily upon the suggested laws drafted and fought over. Sore losers and uneasy winners fill our government because they are treating things like it’s a game and not real people’s lives that are impacted as a result of the actions they take. Grown-ups, in appearance only, playing at government with no one stepping in to say “THIS IS NOT OK!”

What is it going to take for people to finally stand up and say “enough is enough” to finally take action and refuse to let our county’s leaders do as they please with no regard to the effects of their behavior on the reputation of this country and the people who reside in it? How many lies will Americans swallow before they decide it isn’t ok that no one can trust a politician? Why are we so complacent with letting trust become a thing of the past? Don’t people realize that a country without trust is a country ripe for takeover?

Where’s our revolution?

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8 thoughts on “Where’s Our Revolution?

  1. There are two of us wondering about this. I’m pretty positive that there are sensible candidates who want to run for President or Congress who don’t, or don’t win, because they didn’t raise enough money from the special interest groups. THAT pisses me off. I would also like to see all bills clean…no riders…creating no stalls. It’s that…I’ll give you a piece of candy if you poop in the toilet type of thing.

    I watched part of a Senate hearing last week about Iran. The senators asking questions, focused on personal opinions of what the President has done, and is doing—what do they think about the legality. I’m sure that wasn’t the topic of the hearings.

    I don’t know. In my own opinion, the Democrats never stay organized long enough to make a difference. The Republicans tout they want smaller government but are the ones who traipse all over our individual rights, unless it’s about the 2nd Amendment. Those who tend to hang out in the center? I don’t know what’s going on. I’m pretty sure that eventually (hopefully) the real majority will do something. I’m game.

  2. Your very concerns were shared by the framers of your Declaration of Independence. There is a section where the signatories wrote that the American people have not only the right but the obligation to remove the government as soon as it stopped serving the people and replace it with a government that did serve the people. They actually debated whether this section should be in there because they knew it might take a real revolution – with guns. They put it in because the general consensus was that the people would wait well past the point where there was any coherent caring by the government before they acted – preferring the status quo to the determination required to revolt. Apparently they were right.

    • Sadly. I know that the few in power prey on the inherent default settings of people not to challenge the status quo and it pisses me off that so many are complacent when they shouldn’t be. Not to mention that from childhood they train people not to question things and not to challenge authority. Fill the heads with fluff and no one will revolt.

  3. I relate to everything here. Always in my mind is the tug of war sorta speak. One pulls to get their way dems/reps back and forth. In the end a class of sixth graders can do a better job.

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