In a proper Constitution political system, the government should be beholden to the people. In fact, the government should FEAR the people as we not only control the vote of who is allowed to represent us, but we also have rights that allow us to take on the government when they commit improper, unconstitutional acts. But as long as the people only rise up when social media jokes turn into reality, there is no reason for the government to fear, respect, or even work for us.
They can oppress us at their leisure, and that’s exactly what they do much of the time.
Don’t take this as a call for anarchy, nor as support for storming Area 51. It’s protected for a reason, and it’s likely not nearly as conspiratorial as it once was. The site of alleged scientific exploration into alien technology is almost certainly a red herring now. But that didn’t stop UFO enthusiasts from promising to storm the cite with millions of interested people. The results were not even close.
In the early morning dark in the Nevada desert Friday, one of about 100 people visiting the entrance gate to Area 51 landed in handcuffs.
“We arrested one guy for indecent exposure out of Canada at the gate,” Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee told the USA TODAY Network.
The man, the sheriff said, urinated near the gate.
Authorities detained a woman for “investigative purposes,” but – all in all – the “storming” of Area 51 turned out to be a manageable affair.
It’s a good thing “millions” or even thousands of people didn’t attend. This could have turned into a very ugly scene if half the people who claimed they would attend actually stepped away from their conspiracy theory desks to travel to Nevada. But it’s still disappointing that a group as passionate as “UFO Truthers” were unable to take real action.
In a civilized society, protests are peaceful. The message is sent by the masses of people unified behind a cause, not from a select few who turn protests into ugly clashes with the opposition. There is definitely passion behind such events, especially when the matters are important. But they do not concern the government other than local law enforcement who must keep the peace or politicians charged with finding money to clean up the mess. For the most part, our voices are barely heard and ignored when they are.
As long as the people remain impotent at the hand of government, we will never be able to discover truths being hidden from us. “Storm Area 51” was a farce that set their own movement back by decades.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
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