SummerLite said:I suppose it would depend on what statistics your looking at Perceval in terms of the 1% on that particular day.This wasn't a one day affair but lasted for years after the war started with 10's of thousands still trying to influence change. Some demonstrations where still occurring as late as 2012. In looking at other countries that where protesting around the same time, what percentages of those populations came out to make their voices heard? In any given population, how many people will actually get it together to do something like this? Over all I'd say we had a very good turn out that lasted for many years.
I really don't believe in judgment from a higher source, lessons yes, but not judgment. Judgment comes from humans. What do you think the people here could have done to stop this? What can they do now? Nothing is the answer and its not for lack of trying. The people in this country are the same as any other, human beings. Take any group in the world and plop them down in the US (going back in history) and how would they be any different now? I know people who are nearly totally mind controlled with all the nonsense their fed and they don't have the capacity to figure out much of anything. But I don't condemn them for that, there on a different learning curve. I can still respect and love them. It's taken me most of my life to learn that. So living here and knowing people all over the country, I know the goodness in them from experience. Its a much different perspective for others that are outside looking in and are influenced by all the hate being spewed this way. And of course the world wide media encourages this to see Americans as corrupted and complicit. Haven't you heard of the heavy mind control that goes on here? So how responsible are people suppose to be with this mind scrambling going on when so many are rather simple minded anyway. There are no excuses you may say.
It seems the reactions to a corrupt government are laid on the backs of the people, how convenient. Hatred is such a ugly face of god.
I suppose it'll feel like judgement but it won't be, it is, as you say, just lessons. But there are so many authoritarian followers around these days, not just in the USA. They're a really dangerous breed because they will literally happily walk straight into an internment camp in the belief that the "government knows what it is doing". I don't judge them, but I make sure to stay well away from them if possible. I can understand why you are feeling this way. You seem to recognise the dire state of the situation and the people, and are feeling the desperation and looking for a way to make it just a little better. I don't think that's the best approach though. I think it might make you feel a bit better if you tried not to identify with "those people", they have their lessons to learn and choices to make, you have your own. :)
Obviously it's impossible to know for sure unless you asked every person in the US, but my impression is that most US citizens fall into one of two categories:
a) those who have an opinion on what's going on in the world and that opinion comes directly from the US media, and is therefore totally wrong
b) those who have no clue about what is going on in the world outside of their local area, and they're not really interested.