Then what is the ultimate answer? Do we put our heads in the sand and pretend it's not happening? That's one of the reasons we're in the mess we're in today!
Obama seems to have been our last, best hope for "change." If he's not...then where do we look for real leadership? I agree with some of what you're all saying. I've not seen a heck of a lot of change....yet. Although it's still early days in his administration, I agree that he didn't seem to make much change with his cabinet picks.
Who can lead you better than you can lead yourself? Who do you trust more than you trust yourself? Why would we desire someone who we do not even know, other than a few speeches and rigged debates on tv, to be our leader?
I mean, really, think about it. How well do we really know these so called leaders? Once again I ask, why would I want a leader who has morals which are questionable at best, based on what was observed in actions, not in words?
I can remember in the run up to the election that I stated that I would not be electing Obama because there was never a chance that there was going to be an end to the war with him in office. By his own actions I knew this to be true.
People say they want a leader. I find it funny. If they do not have someone to point them in the right direction, will they get lost? Do we really have to depend on another to lead us?
Fine. Then why do we not look to people who walk the walk that they talk? There was the favorite of many members of this site, Dennis Kuchinich. I could have supported him. There was the not so favorite, Ron Paul who was not supported by the members of this site because they did not understand what it was that he was saying. I could have supported him. A combination of the two would have been great in my mind.
Or do we want a real leader who walks the walk? How about Cindy Sheehan. NOW THERE IS A LEADER WHOM I CAN SUPPORT.
How about Cynthia McKinney. I really liked her, and still like her. Another fine brave woman, a real leader.
There are others. We can really take our pick.
But no. Who do people end up voting for? They end up having a "choice" between two pre-picked puppets put forward by the MSNM per the real masters orders. Because we believe them, the people who actually could make a real difference do not have the chance of a snowball in hell.
I did not support Obama because I KNEW him. I could see him for what he was, not what he said he was, and you know what, I got lambasted for it. I'm pretty used to it. I seem to be very radical compared to most people. I choose to be sovereign over myself. If I am willing to follow someone, they had best be someone that I look up to and respect, not because of their words which are empty, but due to their actions which IS EVERYTHING.
Yes, any of the above I could support as a leader. They all go (to varying degrees) against the pathocratic death grip that is choking the life out of what little humanity is left.
Unfortunately, I seem to be in the minority. It seems that everyone wants to look outside themselves for leadership. This is all well and good. I really have no problem with a small central government surrounded by state governments, more easily controlled by the people. Hey, someone wants to live in a "red" state....well then let em. Someone wants to live in a "blue" state....well then let em. Separate into your separate states and do everyone a favor and leave each other alone.
Only thing the central government should be doing is protecting the people from corruption. Well, what happens when it is the protectors of the constitution themselves who are the corrupted ones?
Yet still the game goes on.
Yes, we did put our heads in the sand. A majority of the population still has its head in the sand, and you know why. Because they have no concept of the very purpose behind the Constitution. We can not say that we were not warned, yet because these warnings were not taught, no one really understands unless they are willing to actually put in some work. Now, I'm sorry, I just don't buy the argument that people don't have the time. If something is important to you, then guess what, you somehow find the time. People average how many hours of their lives watching tv? The majority would rather be spoon fed information and mindless entertainment then spending any time expanding their worlds.
Once again. It is people willingness to put trust in others, unearned trust at that, in order to unknowingly be molded into mindless automations willing to do as they are told, yet convinced that they are actually making an informed decision.
Don't believe me? Try an experiment. Be willing to join in a conversation with people that you do not know and subtly direct the conversation into the direction of politics, and then just sit back and listen. You will be amazed at just how uninformed people are. It is scary.
Ask yourself something. Why is it that you believed Obama was our last best hope for change? What was it that he did?
What should our priorities be? I mean, for myself, ending the slaughter is paramount. Nothing even comes close. NOTHING. Everything else I consider to be petty and selfish in light of the slaughter and supported slaughter of hundreds of thousands.
Right now, there is no ultimate answer. They hold all the cards and all the control. We are basically relegated to nothing but observers as the grand strategy plays out.