posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 09:17 PM
The following is an explanation as to the factors contributing to the obstruction of a peaceful change in political configuration.
Importantly, while i did say that i felt the 'Revolution' would never occur, i did not mention that if the reasons were dealt with, a 'Revolution'
could possibly succeed, so don't consider me pessimistic purely because of the thread title.
I will attempt to explain why certain factors can be overcome, too.
I'll start with mass-media, a subject more or less everyone has an opinion on.
As many people understand, the mass-media is essentially the most powerful tool of control that is available to those who are willing to use it.
The reasons for this are numerous - the mass-media is the #1 bringer of world knowledge, as without the media we (the general public) would not be
aware of events going on outside of our own local areas.
My second reason is that EVERY Media organisation is a capitalist organisation, even though they may 'proclaim' to be a socialist or communist based
company, they still operate within the confines of a Capitalist State, and therefore need to play by the capitalist rules.
This unfortunately makes members of the Media vulnerable to the same problems that face every other Capitalist organisation, i.e; Greed, Competition,
stock markets, etc.
It is because of these factors that i acknowledge that the Capitalist Mass-Media stands firmly in the way of peaceful revolution; A Group of 100,000
peaceful protestors will probably generate the same (or less) amount of notice from the media as a person walking into a shopping mall and shooting up
Potentially, the factor of mass-media could be overcome if the protest was large enough, for example a million-man rally (with strike action), which
would probably grab the headlines for at least a month, which would be long enough for the general public to latch onto the idea of political
The second factor is Private interest, and this is a pretty broad factor, encompassing every single person who may have a motivation for
or against a 'Revolution'.
There are people out there who rabidly oppose Revolution, some because of good-natured caution thanks to the propoganda spread by the Reagan Institute
during the cold-war, but some because they know how much power they stand to lose in such a situation.
The primary reason for this mentality is fear, the fear of a loss of national or financial security, the fear of a change to something un-imaginably
It is true that if a Revolution were to occur, and succeed - those revolutionists would then find themselves faced by what i like to call 'hazing the
new guy' by other established super-powers; in terms of international politics, the Russian or even the Chinese may not even acknowledge the emerging
Libertarian Republic (or whatever) for what it is, and treat it as they would a revolution in their own country (oppression).
People look to the current leadership and they see a defence against foreign oppression, in otherwords.
How can this be overcome?
Well, you'd probably have to start by seizing military assets, and maintaining a rather flamboyant stance of moral and political dominance over the
other nations of the world.
This might be easier to do if the Revolution took place in several countries as opposed to just America - for example, if the Revolution were to take
place in England, Japan, Australia, Africa etc, then the position of strength would be that much higher.
We'd also have to deal with the middle-east, and trying to do anything to solve that problem is like putting a stick into a hornet's nest.
There is also a possibility of Other nations that, upon seeing a great weakness in their former political adversaries, become somewhat imperialistic,
potentially taking lands that would previously been defended by the U.S out of strategic interest.
Let's just say that the Fears of the general public are in some instances quite well founded.
But that isn't to say that these issues cannot be overcome as well, provided the Revolution is far-reaching enough.
Anyway, onto my third and final (for now) factor, which is Discord in the Ranks.
Naturally, any political or corporate organisation interested in preserving things as they are, whether out of fear or out of whatever else, would
seek methods in which to slow down or impeed the Attack of the Clo- Sorry, i mean Rise of the Black Star (or whatever).
As such methods will be available to crack down our brethren, potentially even subverting us and our peers, whether by viral methods or by simple
emotional tools such as blackmail or incrimination, and they have a right to do this because most protests obstruct business.
Which, incidentally, is the point.
Everything in this society works in favour of those who are powerful, this is the unwritten law of the political playground, infact oftentimes it is
quite difficult to work society in favour of those who are not-so-powerful, because the not-so-powerful tend to be divisive and don't like helping
one another out.
This factor highlights why it is so important that Facism must be eradicated wherever it rears it's isolated head, as it is because of our choices
not to help others, that others choose not to help us.
Pro-active Facism is something akin to meditating on How to cause Genocide, in my estimations, and no one likes a guy who massacres people just
because he's wearing a band t-shirt.
Facism is the tool of the Elite, is what i'm trying to say.
Now then, instead of explaning my fractured reasoning for how Facism can be overcome, i'll open this up for people to answer to themselves.
Also, feel free to question any of my thinkings on the issue of revolution, as i'll enjoy any criticism or praise linked to the subject, provided
i'm permitted to respond with my own counter-arguments without fear of excluding such cynics from the discussion.