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If Not Now, When?
By Walt Hardester
Last edited: Monday, April 20, 2009
Posted: Monday, April 20, 2009

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How do we, the average people, who only want peace and individuality, achieve that? If individuality means being part of the greater whole, i.e. Christian, Muslim, Jew, so be it. If individuality for anyone means not following the herd, so be it also.
It seems to me that unchecked, bad human traits, such as the hunger for money and power, are the cause of atrocities towards fellow men that we just don’t think about because the normal mind cannot fathom. We block them out. How could anyone do these things?
What do you think would happen of all the average Joes in the whole world said, “Enough,” and went on strike? Think about it. All of a sudden governments are ready to listen to the people. Economies are frozen, production stops everywhere.
Twenty years ago normal people couldn’t share thoughts and ideas instantly over the internet. Now we can. In the countries that censor or block the internet, the word will spread by mouth people inherently want to be left alone to do their own thing, which means free.
Think of it, everyone working towards a better planet we all can share with prosperity. Untold advancements for mankind are within easy reach if we could only work together. But we must take away the power of the elitists somehow. We can do it peacefully if we ban together.
Tyrants will not be tolerated anymore. Those who think terrorism is the answer must realize that terrorism is not victory, only chaos.
Yes I’m talking ‘bout a revolution, well you know.


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Reviewed by Jon Willey 4/21/2009
think very carefully about what you have related here Walt -- and then consider what is rapidly transpiring in our nation today -- there is now talk of the new administration wanting to control the internet and plans already drawn to introduce those desires to Congress as early as this month! -- all of us had better voice our opinions to our congressmen and the administration very quickly, before it is too late -- great stirring article -- I am glad to see others worry over our freedoms and the greed of the global elite -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/21/2009
The soviets tried it, Rumania's Ceausescu too, as it did Mao and all the like around the world.
When the Internet Pandora Box was opened, information couldn't be stopped to reach the most remote places in the world where a battery was at hand and a satellite was passing over.
Good look to the wannabe tyrants to keep the lid over their dungeons.


Reviewed by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski) 4/21/2009
The word individuality comes from Latin, meaning indivisible. It doesn't specify from what. It seems to me, that you are looking for the word uniqueness. If so, than it is not by forming yet another group, but by developing each, his or her, unique traits, that you will succeed in your endeavour. According to the 3 religions you mention, we as "individuals" are "created in the image of God". The groups, no matter how noble, are not.

Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 4/21/2009
We did that in the Philippines in 1986 People Power Revolution, marched down the streets until the dictator was ousted, only to be replaced by another family of elites that repeated the cycle. The key is not political revolution, but personal, individual resolve to change the wrong values, like greed, selfishness, and apathy. Vigilance and check and balance calls for the watchfulness of the people, and Americans are very good at this. Great article, very timely.

Reviewed by John Martin 4/20/2009
Good article and a nice thought, but they tried that in Spain. They took over the factories but weren't able to run them. Everyone was the boss so nobody did any work. Then everybody stopped going to work and they ended up killing each other. When it was all over, the ended up with a tyrant again.
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