originally posted by: Chimpout
This is silly, nothing will come from this. Like the chinese government is just going to hand over their absolute power when no ones making them. Do
people really think that's how totolitarian governments work?
The former USSR managed it, just as Xcathdra says.
Lets also not forget the fall of the Berlin Wall, which happened only because the PEOPLE made it happen without warning and without violence.
How about the American revolution? The English civil war? The French revolution?
There are examples of people power changing the world throughout Human history, this is why it's one of the things a government like that of Russia,
North Korea, China and so on are so absolutely TERRIFIED of. They know that the masses can easily destroy their power within days if they worked
It's like lions taking down and elephant, or bees killing a Human. There is no fighting back against a swarm of such magnitude. It doesn't even need
to be violent, it can be sheer determination which eventually forces those in power to back up and change their views.
Just as there are never enough emergency personnel to deal with a genuine emergency affecting thousands of people, there are never enough police with
guns, batons and tear gas to deal with hundreds of thousands of protesters. For every hired goon of a dictator there are potentially a hundred
protesters willing to fight it out. How would you deal with those odds?
Once a public movement reaches critical mass, once the numbers are large enough and angry enough, there is nothing the authorities can do to stop
them, short of calling in the military and claiming it's some kind of "terrorist" movement (something several despots have tried to do to stop their
If this does turn violent, it will be because the authorities have forced it to. These events usually only become violent when the police use
violence, creating the anger for response, which creates the anger for their response, which increases the anger of the people... We see that in
almost all protests like this, the people gather, images of them being beaten are out there in the media, thousands more get angry and turn up to
support them, the police get more violent... and on and on it goes until you end up either with one side conceding, or you end up in a state of civil
A sensible government would realize when they have lost, and realize that they have far more to loose by not listening. Then again, China is not a
sensible government, just as the nutters in Kiev weren't. They would rather delude themselves that they can somehow beat it this time than give in and
accept that almost every revolution led by the people ends up with the despot removed, and often in a box.
edit on 30-9-2014 by Rocker2013
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