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Not a Sheep Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 07:01 AM
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100. A little romantic and melodramatic don't you think.....
Edited on Wed Dec-29-04 07:22 AM by Not a Sheep
The idea of being alive during great struggle may be a romantic and attractive notion but I don't necessarily agree that being involved means "you have power", "you have a say" and "can determine the fate of the planet". That's a bit melodramatic isn't it? Sure you have a say, but how many people are hearing you? How many people HAVE to hear you to affect the planet?

Those who have wealth, status and own the media have the real power. They have a huge advantage over you because they are people of great influence. They are people who are heard by more people than you and by more important people than you. If you want to be heard, you better have something to say that someone in power can not ignore. And good luck getting their ear.

I'd rather be alive in a time when the media did it's job and wasn't owned by basically 5 corporations.

I'd rather be alive in a time when more people read newspapers, followed the news and sat on their front porches and talked about ideas and shared opinions with neighbors.

I'd rather be alive in a time where the religious right did not have so much influence and control.

I'd rather be alive in a time when less people where influenced and blinded by religious belief and relied more on reason and fact.

If defeat is to come, then by all means stand on your feet. But be concious of the millions, if not billions, of people in the world who are standing beside you unaware, uninformed or simply unreachable.

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