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Forum Post: Who here wants to be a political leader?

Posted 4 years ago on March 6, 2014, 4:48 a.m. EST by Penston (80)
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We know that we want different people in government. We want leaders who share our values of fairness and care about what happens to the people in their country, in the rest of the World, and future generations.

We want leaders who will be brave enough to make easy decisions, such as replacing the current system of fractional reserve banking, repealing food liable laws, stop illegal spying on citizens, and so on.

We can't have such leaders unless they make themselves known to us so that we can follow them.

If you're interested in becoming a political leader, I invite you to declare your interest.

If you can do as search the Internet to find what the requirements are to register yourself to run for public office, then you're someone I'd be interested in talking to. Maybe some of the other people here would be interested in being your first followers. Maybe your vision is one that would resonate with enough people to get you elected.

I'm begging you - please rise up and let us follow you.



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[-] 4 points by Durvasa (-4) from Davie, FL 4 years ago
[-] 2 points by JGriff99mph (507) 4 years ago

I have no desire to become "elected" and lead. I do have an interest in facilitating things and helping them move along in a democratic process.

People are used to following. We need to be broken from that.

But I am willing to put my name on it: Jeremy Griffin

[-] 1 points by Durvasa (-4) from Davie, FL 4 years ago

Follow me! No one will listen to me. Everyone either embraces corruption or they give up and fall in line. Turkey is next to erupt. The corruption is pandemic, global! We are not animals! It is time to do away with the dystopia!

[-] 1 points by bullfrogma (448) 4 years ago

We do need good leaders, but first we need a good system, and no offense but this sounds an awful lot like bait. We already have a leader, the fact that everyone needs to unite against this force that is raping us, our government, and the planet.

That's the leader, just make it happen. Anyone who avoids a means to that end is obviously counter-intelligence, bribed, working for big money and autocratic power, such as oh nevermind. They're going to milk our existence to the last drop, buying time and leading us on, unless we can stop messing around and organise this mass strike for democratic regulation.

[-] 3 points by Penston (80) 4 years ago

If you change the word 'leader' to 'vision', then I agree with most of what you said.

The only part I don't agree with is the need to have a good system before we get good leaders, because I think we need the good leaders to use their authority to make the necessary changes to the system. At least, I believe it would be easier to do it that way.

[-] 2 points by flip (7101) 4 years ago

I agree that the system must change. the design of james Madison was to subvert democracy so it matters not who is elected - the elite is in control. having leaders create a good system is not the way change has occurred in history - this is an anarchist site remember. the anarchist line is "give power to those who don't seek it" - the Clinton's and Obama's of the world seek power and that should disqualify them!

[-] 0 points by Penston (80) 4 years ago

Hasn't the whole anarchy thing been abandoned? The site has leaders now, which I view as a positive. Whether or not I want to follow those leaders will probably unfold over the coming months.

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 4 years ago

administrators and leaders are not the same thing. not sure if anarchy has been abandoned by ows but I doubt it

[-] 1 points by bullfrogma (448) 4 years ago

Maybe that didn't translate well. Here's what I meant. We have good leaders, people trying at this very moment to do good in the political system. They are totally beat down. The system is rigged, so it doesn't matter how much good someone wants to do. They'll destroy you if they have to. At some point we have to realize that the people who really have power are not going to give up, and we're not going to beat them at a game they're inventing. It's just that simple. We have got to unite, all of us, seriously.

[-] 1 points by Durvasa (-4) from Davie, FL 4 years ago

the system has already been decided on == a TECHNOCRACY helmed by philosopher kings

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 4 years ago

repealing food liable laws,


[-] 2 points by Penston (80) 4 years ago

Food liable laws exist in 13 U.S. states. They limit free speech and, because the burden of proof lies with the person being sued, you have to prove that you're innocent rather than the other person having to prove that you're guilty.


Repealing them would mean that free speech is restored, along with being innocent until proven guilty.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 4 years ago

. ?