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Originally posted by Byrd
I think the word you left out of your list of options is the one most likely to produce change:
People aren't THAT polarized. We see a lot of extremists on Internet because they're the mouthy ones (mainly the right-wingers here, but there are some extreme liberals.) But most of us couldn't walk through the neighborhood and decide who's for our concepts and who's against them. Furthermore, we always have the ability to vote the scoundrels out -- something that MOST people didn't have the last time we had a civil war.
If the discontents have that much of a majority, they'll vote the ones they don't like out... and the nations' government will swing their way. If they are a minority, then things won't go their way until they can persuade (not kill, not intimidate -- PERSUADE) others to follow their reasoning.
Originally posted by Serum39
Many posts mention a potential for a "civil war" in our future. My question is, if an uprising against our gov. was to occur would it be considered a civil war or a revolution?
Originally posted by Dallas
Get a petition going in all States saying names (fake of course) of those who will not pay income tax for one year in 2006 - watch how it grabs the present governments' attention after the lists gos into, oh I'd say a hundred million or more or so.
The government would have to claim bankruptsy after the first two hundred Fed Prisons are built.
Then averything go's downhill from that point on - but they'll start listening though.
If there were a revolution, I suspect most soldiers would follow orders even if it meant killing their own families. The US has a mercenary army that undergoes tremendous psychological conditioning to create robots that will do what they are told without question.