Thank you for sharing that Kat, definitely was very touching to watch. There are some very interesting and very mature consciousnesses coming in, more and more and for the real revolution to end all revolutions (that of the heart). Its these who will be the future organizers and facilitators (not so much "leaders" as we think or call it now, as it will be a more cooperative leadership with them), and i'm not as pessimistic as i may seem on the surface. I just don't think our main problems can be solved politically as much as on a consciousness level--and there is a lot of work going into that behind the scenes.
James wrote, "We get to elect a new representative every two years."
I suppose to some extent, yet really good choices seem to be really slim pickings in that area too (at least in my state that i know more concretely about). Jerry is right about one thing, until we take big money out of the picture of politics, no major change is going to happen, and our choices will be between seemingly lesser evils as often is, and not people of real integrity, real ethics, real strength of spirit who will stand up to those powers of monies. One of the few in recent history seems to have been Dennis Kucinich.
But isn't that sort of a catch 22 at this point? We may request our representatives to make changes in policy to take big money out of politics, but will they really vote on it? Isn't that one of the reason why many of them became politicians to begin with--for the various "perks"?