posted on Jan, 22 2015 @ 11:45 AM
I see a lot of ignorance in this topic. Not too unexpected, as ATS seems to have abandoned it's crowning motto long ago, at least in the subject
matter that appears here.
I have a couple things to comment on. These threads pop up from time to time and it takes a lot out of me to care about every one.
False Idea #1
"American's will never revolt/there will never be enough to revolt/lazy, Superbowl Sunday, iPhones, ect ect"
While this is certainly true for the majority of Americans, let us not be deluded by the fact that revolution does not take majority action. If 1% of
the US population decided to revolt, a number that by standard of how fed up people are is not very much, then the amount of revolutions would
outnumber US military, active and reserve, by 2 to 1. Seeing as how American's don't really need to procure weaponry to have a fighting chance, this
leaves them at an extreme numbers advantage but a slight technological advantage. Which leads to false idea number two.
False Idea #2
"Revolutionaries stand no chance against the almighty power of the US military structure."
If we lived in an age of wonton, unplanned, uncoordinated, and inconsequential military action - this MIGHT be true. However, guerrilla warfare has
proved (even as recent as the War on Terror), that ill equipped and even ill numbered sides stand much more than just a chance.
"But wait TNR, won't they just carpet bomb and nuke the hell out of any would be revolutionaries?"
Maybe in your delusional nightmares. A revolution would take place among civilians and the general population. Any disregard for the life of those not
involved in the conflict would lead to even more people joining the side of the revolution. This is why the more we bomb and invade Middle Eastern
countries, their numbers continue to grow. Will the government destroy the necessary infrastructure to manage their own country? Will they risk
sending the world into a nuclear winter on account of destroying a pocket of rebels at point A or point B? No. Hard no. It turns into a big cloudy
MAYBE if, and only if, they are on the cusp of losing all their power and have nothing further to lose.
False Idea #3
"China/Russia/Mexico/Europe will invade the US and take over with the weakened defenses."
This one always baffles me. If a revolutionary force succeeds and manages to win back the United States, they will just have defeated the most
technologically advanced and arguably powerful military in the world, AND they now own ever piece of technology that is at that military's disposal.
Common sense dictates that when amateurs with an itchy trigger finger gain control of the world's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons, some random
joe country isn't going to want to be the first to test that precedent. Not only that but the logistics of a Pacific Ocean crossing to invade our
country are pretty treacherous as best, and not likely to happen without warning. I guess the assumption is that once revolutionaries take over, they
will just abandon all border and air defense and go off to farm and be free or some BS, I don't know. Either way, it's wrong.
False Idea #4
"The new installed power will be far worse than anything we have today!"
While I am always quick to admit this possibility, that, honestly will be up to the people to decide. Most revolutionary minded people come from two
opposing sides and ideologies. There are the statist, pro-dictatorship followers, those who believe more power will bring more order and a better
life, and there are the Libertarian minded, anarcho-Capitalist minded who believe less government power and more personal freedom is the way to go.
There are of course those in between, but what matters is who, when the dust settles, the people decide to put their faith into to lead the country to
a new era. The only way things get worse is if the people choose the first choice, and sadly, throughout history, support for those comes in droves
because it sounds nice and it is easy just to relegate power to a central source rather than to accept local and individual responsibilities for
one's actions, survival, and freedoms.
If the revolution occurs in the US, it will be for the same reasons the first American Revolution occurred. Lack of freedom and lack of change people
are able to make in the affairs of government.
False Idea #5
"America isn't as bad as people are making it out to be. People claim we are slaves when we are not."
We are slaves to the whims of our government whether you choose to notice the bars around you or not. We are slaves to the debt of our government. We
are slaves to their choices. We are slaves to their laws.
"We have a revolution every 4 years, it's called the voting booth!"
Where we are led to believe we have a choice by choosing constantly over the lesser of two evils, while third parties and independents are given no
hint of a fair share in the political stage and people have actually resorted to ideas like, "Oh well he's a black guy, let's see how he does as
President." or "She's a woman, we haven't had one of those as President yet" with no actual care in the world for their ideologies because we
already know that the talking games of Washington change while the agendas, regardless of who is involved, stay exactly the same.
False Idea #6
"No one ever comes up with a plan." or "Who is going to lead, you?"
This is generally the final point that anti-revolutionaries jump to in order to derail a revolutionary argument. The simple fact is that there are
plenty of plans. Throughout my years on ATS I have seen dozens of plans on this site along about how to successfully revolt and safely and efficiently
usher in change post-revolution, I've even authored some myself. No plan is without risks and possible setbacks, but these guys expect to have every
single contingency accounted for in these "Plans of Action" and will be quick to point out any possible consequences of not doing so.
"What if a meteor hits the US after the revolution? What are you going to do then? I don't see that in your plan!"
Sadly these are the contingencies that revolution plans are expected to have and they are outlandish and ridiculous. In the end, despite several good
plans surfacing, anti-revolutionaries are just that: anti-revolutionary. They will defame and bring down every thought of revolution because they are
living well-to-do in their current lifestyles with no regard for everyone else. They don't care that a revolution could bring about a more
generalized equality among all people instead of a 1% power grab that we currently have, they simply care that in event of a revolution, they might be
without their Wi-Fi for an extended period of time and that, my friends, is a big no-no.
And they call us the selfish ones.
And who will lead?
Whoever is qualified. Whoever shows the most passion and confidence in the goal and stands behind that goal until the very end. Who shows the
compassion necessary to lead and who can makes the tough decisions. Who doesn't let personal ideology get in the way of individual freedom for all
and who maintains a level of patience and self sacrifice necessary for the betterment of the whole and not just the self.
There are plenty out there to lead. They just don't know that they are leaders yet.
Revolution will come. America will fall. We are no more invincible than any other empire in history. Tick-tock.