Sunday, December 11, 2005

Liberation

As there are those who have suffered under years of unjust oppression, there is the moment of liberation that comes when such oppression is overthrown. Power has a tendency to corrupt the mind and requires a level of self-control to weild. As it has been used by governments and people to accoplish their designated functions, mistakes have been made. At present, we are the victims of these mistakes, many of us ignorantly so.
In order to curb these tendencies, our government has been structured to distribute power to provide a ballance that would result in order and justice. Part of this power has been given to the American people to affect their government to move in what they feel is the right direction. Given the errors present in our society from the enforcement of mistakes made by those in power, it becomes our responsibility as those who weild power, to correct these infractions.
When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty. - Nelson Mandela
With great power, comes great responsibility- Uncle Ben, Spiderman
As citizens with the power to change this nation it becomes our responsibility to do so. In order to do this we need to be able to recognize for ourselves the shortcomings of society. So then what defines an error of government? It was said that the government takes its power from the consent of the governed and that all governments exist to serve the people governed. It would then seem that anything done by the government to harm the populace is an infraction.
Now there are those in society who must be dealt with to preserve the quality of life for others in society. Among this number are rapists, murderers, thieves - because these people affect the lives of other people in their society in a negative way. But there are those who are of no risk to society, but are nonetheless the victims of a system that has been incorrectly applied to them. Seeing as it is the governments responsibility to preserve the quality of life of its citizens, and these people are not hostile citizens of the nation so governed, it is safe to say that these people are suffering unjustly under a government who has missallocated its responsibility.
This is where we must effect change. We must move to protect those who cannot protect themselves. As individuals, these people cannot defend themselves against an overwhelmingly more powerful government, but we can - for the power of the people can only be weilded by the masses and not by the individual. And so en mass we can right the wrongs society has impressed upon these innocents. This is our responsibility and this must be done and halted before the mindset spreads to other minorities, who having fallen out of favour, are made to suffer needlessly at the hands of an unjust government whose citizens have let such suffering go unchecked due to their own apathy.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Suffering

It seems the single motivation for the creation of nations and for the reshaping of societies. We always believe that life can be better, and devote our lives to making it so. Some of us succeed with our various inventions and social reforms.
I suppose that's why I am changing my life to devote my time to an ideal. An ideal that I think once realized will free many from the suffering endured due to the prejudices of those who hold power over them.
Legislation has extended in our country beyond its simple foundings of keeping the peace, to the more restrictive fashion of regulating life. The US Constitution pales in comparison to the length and complexity of modern ones, only being about 20 pages in length compared to that of New York State, which covers more than 2,000 pages. Legislation has completely taken over, and not all of it is the government's fault. They are plagued by a people who can no longer make their own decisions. They beg for laws to decide their lives. How can the limited personel employed handle the infinite amount of complaints of their citizens? Government has become the server whose abilities have been choked by overload of spam. Freedom is not being ripped from our grasp violently or by force. It is being willfully given, one law at a time, to a government who finds itself increasingly responsible for the lives of its citizens. Right now government is overwhelmed by the demands placed upon it by its people, and we do not even recognize what we have lost, and what we are currently losing. How many of your states laws are you familiar with? Who takes time to even read them? Their numbers are absurd, and even if one took the time to read these laws, by the time you finished, even more would have been enacted, effectively negating your efforts.
We are a people controlled by a government we know nothing about.
In 2003, more people downloaded music illegally (more laws to whose creation you were not privy) than voted. The majority of American's don't vote, aren't even concerned with politics. How long will this negligence by the American people continue before it crumbles down around us?
Great nations are destroyed from within, not from without.
The collateral damage caused by this infinite web of laws that we have spun is incalculable. We have specialized so much that it appears that we are trying to regulate the very world itself, and as a consequence we have failed utterly and it is shown in those who have been unjustly punished. The ballance needs to be found that improves the quality of life, without straying to the extremes of oppression or chaos. We have tried to create a life without tragedies, where no one dies, and safety is paramount. The focus on prevention has led us to forget that some things in life cannot be prevented. We trust in laws, and sacrifice valuable liberties in the interest of safety.
In sacrificing our liberties to prevent suffering, we have created it.
Our dependence upon laws must be changed, either peaceably by ourselves, or forceably by the self destruction of our nation. The goal is lofty and too great to be taken on at once. But by doing a little part, changing only the parts we see most pressing, can we begin to affect the whole of the nation.
With each new generation laws are changed and introduced. They have accumulated beyond our control. We do not know these laws, yet we are judged and penalized by them. Serious questioning needs to be undertaken, What laws are still relevant to our modern society? and What laws should no longer be in place?
Tragedy and death will always exist, no law can change that.
But we can improve the quality of life, and that is why our nation exists. The ballance must again be found and our country must be saved from the overwhelming burden of its innumerable legislation, lest it topple under the weight.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Revolution

The purpose of this blog will be to address topics of debate in our society. These will be thoughts that I give on these topics to aid in people's decisions and hopefully add for them a level of clarity and understanding that they wouldn't have found of their own abilities.

We are born into the world to find our purpose. There is no manual, no starter kit for life, we shuffle through aimlessly, seeking some proper use for the resources we've been given. Even those who take up a cause will question it at some time, all of us being uncertain of the paith we tread.
I will take this up as my cause. We all change the world, whether we want to or not. Our presence is enough to upset. But with my time and my efforts I will conciously change things, a tool in a sea of chaos, only one more element to shift the ballance.
Many things I speak of will be dissagreed with, and many will be agreed upon. I will create conflict and strife in people's lives, driving them from the comfort of their minds and introducing to them unpleasant thoughts for their consideration. No change, no progress, nothing worth achieving, is achieved without conflict, and it is through these layers of conflict, that the fruit of my labors shall bear.
This is only a small blog, but if only a few come to read the thoughts and the beliefs published here, my change will have been effected. The mind is a powerful thing, and words are its outlet to the world. People are too powerful, the human voice too radical and too easily inspires change, for one to desire peace in one's life. But there are no more battlefields in this age of nations and diplomacy. My war will be a moral one, and in this battlefield of thought people will be drawn to sides and decisions will be made.
We must all decide our minds and our actions in this world. Each is given only his own, but to influence the minds and actions of others is my purpose.