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America's and the world's hopes, I'm afraid, lie in the development of commonsense among the 1ers. They have to stop taking so much out of the economy. They have to recycle wealth in America, if the country is to be preserved. They have to develop a social conscience, to realize that the value of a "society" is not negligible and that the vigor and health of a society contributes to their own vigor and health. Maybe we in this forum can help them to see that point.
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"The Arab spring turns to the American Fall. We're the 99 and we will never forgive, we will never forget how you made us live. Expect us at your door. Prepare to defend. The reign of the monied and privileged now ends."
That ominous message comes courtesy of the online "hacktivist" group, Anonymous. And while its prediction of an imminent revolution in America may be a few years old now, some might look out on what's happening in America today, as well as around the globe, and say that we are indeed living in a revolutionary moment now.
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: WCmutant
Americans are not going to standup and fight for anything. Any rebellion will come from the underclass of the ghettos in anger of simply wanting "more," and will be destroying structures, not rebuilding them. The American of old that toiled day and night to hew the land into farms and business single-handily is gone. Nobody sweats anymore and won't, not for a change of government that will probably not improve on what we have.
What would you want to change and how would you change it? Nobody has any answers that will work with all of the other problems in the world that also impinge upon us. The best we can do is to improve on what we have. It did work fairly well and should work better now that we have far better means of communication with government and with each other. Even if old nostalgic beliefs of how nice it used to be are bogus, we can still remake things according to a better way. And it starts with politics and you. Progressive, conservative, etc., it starts with you.
Americans are not going to standup and fight for anything. Any rebellion will come from the underclass of the ghettos in anger of simply wanting "more," and will be destroying structures, not rebuilding them.
And it starts with politics and you.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Ahabstar
Drones land on things called BASES and these bases are poorly defended without any armor, only personel EASY to penetrate and destroy ...if you're trained for infiltration in the first place.
We also have the .50 cal rifle. it will punch a hole through pretty much anything that flies accept an A10 from below.
AIR would die fast if they would use it.
Police armor would be taken care of by thermite which is rust and pwodered aluminum.
originally posted by: CantStandIt
Purge meaningless stuff, and don't replace it with more meaningless stuff. You have to have clothes and food and shelter. Light and heat and cooling. And water. Do you have to have enough clothing to wear a different outfit every day for 2 months? Does it have to be new, or is clean and in good repair good enough? Do you really need 25 pairs of shoes? Do you really need the latest gadget. or is the one you have already working well enough? How many specialized kitchen appliances do you need, vs. how many are just nice to have?
originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: onequestion
The biggest problem, imo, and the most likely reason a rebellion will not happen in the US anytime soon is because the majority are too lazy, ignorant, and have enough bread and circuses to keep them distracted while the inequality of wealth continue to grow.