All of this is down to, broadly speaking, citizen activism. It can have a huge impact, and often does. Is it as quick as we often should wish? Clearly not. All of the problems listed above persisted for a very long time. It's not an easy struggle to fight overwhelming power and influence, but it can be done if enough people are persistent enough over long time. That's where the challenge lies. ›››
The problem is just that this modern world has us by our balls: we think of ourselves as free people, and we've got enough modern stuff around us to make us feel that it's "good enough"..
I agree with you though, but as you say: it will be a challenge.
Much more so than before in human history, because of the false sense of security and freedom - no obvious need for fighting. People laugh at the news of people attending Occupy Wallstreet, while sitting comfortably in their couch, eating candy and thinking "what's their problem, Jesus Christ!!"..
But it can
be done, it's slowly beginning and more and more people are starting to realize stuff about how the world works - it will just take a loooong time if we continue to try to create huge changes by using the tools given by the system (why would it give us any real
possibility of breaking it down, and thus loosing all of it's power?).
Edit: And I'm pretty sure that in many countries it's outright illegal to go actively against the government and democracy and so on, which turns people who wants any real change criminals that can be put into cages without anybody protesting - they would most likely stamp those people with the "terrorist"-tag, using the fear they placed into us via medias
to make us understand why it's a good thing to lock them up. And the people I'm talking about here are people like myself, people who just wants genuine freedom and less evil in this world.
Look at this link, is it okay that high-ranking people from Facebook, Google and so on meets up with the people we elected to take care of us and not the big corporations? Do we get any insight in these meetings? None whatsoever.
Also, I'm not entirely happy with the biggest sites on the internet for sharing personal information is participating in these meetings - makes me dizzy to think about the possibilities for information-gathering on the largest scale to date.
.: Vinterberg :.
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