This question is about the possibility of peaceful and significant change after not voting.What I've read so far from this site (and the links upon links) leads me to one inevitable conclusion which I suppose I already knew deep down inside. They will never let us “legally” (as defined by those who create the laws) take away any of their power to wield for ourselves. Would they (not a rhetorical question)?
The idea of YOU controlling yourself goes directly against ME controlling you, no matter how peacefully you pitch the idea to me. How can peaceful/non-violent revolution still be achieved under those circumstances? I have seen what they are willing to do for money and violence is pretty much their go-to for altercations and political agendas. Supporters of change will be called terrorists and unpatriotic to say the least. The governments posted Iceland down right next to Al Qaeda and the Taleban and other REAL terrorist organizations for not wanting to pay the private debt of their corrupted banking system. *shakes head* prospects are looking bleak.
From reading this site, I have been introduced to sortition and semi-direct democracys like Sweden has going on and I have learned a lot about the revolution in Iceland (congrats to those people). I believe these 2 things are essential to any real change. Those stories give me much hope but how the hell can we ever implement something like that here? I am still digging through the details of exactly how they accomplished this. I believe the possibility lay in their old political infrastructure. Plus lots of hard work and dedication by all who participated.
At some point there will come a defining line in any dramatic movement for change where you have to address the opposition. Not voting will definitely shake things up but I am sure they will proceed with the elections as prescribed. Our vote didn't matter anyway, so I assume the Electoral College will still simply put in to power who they’ve always intended to be put in power. They really don't need our cooperation for that and haven't needed. If for nothing else, a huge wakeup/rallying call will have to be acknowledged by all in America. When the rubber does in fact meet the road, after the political posturing, after the media spins, and after many attempts to hijack the movement, there will be a moment where they will not want to give any concessions at all that threaten their livelihood. How do you suppose we go about that problem?
I’ve come up with a few crucial steps but still haven't connected the dots for when the defining moment comes and they flat out say “No we will not change our current system to put more power in your hands. That is the law so suck it and go back to work, you know rent is due on the first”
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