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the government is a mighty war machine. Theres no way to overthrow it. We live in a police state. The only way I see it happening is a military coup, but the military is part of the corrupt machine. Broadly speaking, its an international facsist state. You cant revolt with guns or taxes or petitions. …ah petitions…a lot like prayer; endless hope and faith
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Sociologists from several perspectives have critically addressed reification. In general, reification refers to the act (or its result) of attributing to analytic or abstract concepts a material reality – it is a misplaced concreteness. Through reification people regard human relations, actions, and ideas as independent of themselves, sometimes governing them. The abstraction “society” is frequently reified into something that has the power to act. Society does not act – people do. Reification is an error of attribution; it is corrected by eliminating the hypostatization of abstractions into things or agents.
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A police state is just one group of people imposing their will on another group of people. In order to believe the quote above, one must believe that people aren't capable of changing their mind. You would have to believe that Nazi Germany wasn't stopped and apparently the police states of Stalin and Pol Pot and so many other tyrants weren't stopped either. I suppose this time it's different, this time it's unstoppable?