A word on grassroots movements

I agree with Ron Paul’s comments on the Tea Party Movement and so do a lot of people I know in the grassroots movements. We will not be hijacked by individuals, groups or political parties. We must do the opposite, take the power away from the ruling class and give it back to the citizens. If we allow our movements to be hijacked we become no better than the enemies of the Constitution and individual liberty. That is not to say that we need some order and leadership. Without it we are nothing but a chaotic group that verges on group anarchy.

There must be some rules and boundaries yet everyone who attends meetings and expresses their ideas and opinions must be allowed to do so with respect and understanding no matter how we may think about the opinions or the people who express them. We can agree to disagree on the nuances and the methods of achieving our goals just as the founders did but must not lose sight of why we exist. History shows our founders did not get along most of the time, there were personality conflicts, strong willed men advancing their own agendas and positions many thought were ridiculous in the context of history yet out of that came the second greatest written words in history, the Constitution.

posted by tracker
  • anonymous

    Completely agree.

    With the shapelessness of the internet-centric liberty movement, good ideas and rallying calls for action still require a transmission system to get the masses moving day by day. I’m am confident that technology will ultimately allow masses of organized and fired up people to efficiently act in concert in defense of liberty and justice. Hopefully without the centralized, authoritarian mess of PERMANENT leaders and followers that often results from the centrifugal forces of political systems.

    TL;DR – In every organization the leader issues orders, the organization follows them… the *who* should not be as important as the why. Maybe technology can solve this.

  • stephenv

    I just want to add that an effective way to fight tyranny is death by a thousand cuts. My purpose (and I hope everyone’s purpose) in collecting allies here at Hammer of Truth is to have a place where we can direct our energy towards a collective purpose, win the battle, disengage and regroup for the next threat to liberty that pops up on the radar.

    There are bound to be fuckups and people trying to manipulate us for their own ends, but we’ll just have to learn and adapt. That’s the way it’s always been.

  • Miguel

    Well I agree and disagree. The thing about the tea party and why its beautiful is it is not an institution. These people come from all aspects of life and this movement is based on individuals. Leaving it like this these individuals are asking the important questions of why are we in this mess, what is the federal reserve, why are there bailouts and the answers have been in their faces all along and Dr. Paul makes it simple and clear. We have to stay as individuals because individuals cannot be hijacked. Institutionalized masses are the ones that get hijacked where they are told by their leadership what to believe what to vote for. Leave it to the individual to seek the truth or like I do word of mouth and they verify me on it. Truth isn’t hard to find if you look in the right places if you have the right mentality and once they see the truth whether we agree or disagree on certain matters one subject always prevails. The constitution and personal liberty no matter who you are.