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Originally posted by kyred
I find it interesting that the people who took part in the U.S. Revolution in the 1700's are patriots, in that they commited treasonous acts against their government. But today, if a person does the "patriotic" things that would bring about another revolution against an oppressive goverment in the U.S., they would be labled criminals or even, gasp, terrorists. I guess we have all forgotten that Thomas Jefferson condoned bloody revolution from time to time to feed the roots of the tree of liberty. Of course, during the 1700's, the rebels in the colonies had weapons comparable to the British troops. How many civilians now have automatic weapons, microwave weapons, jets with rockets attached to them, radar systems, protective vests and helmets, tanks, machine guns, claymore mines, etc.?
It's much easier now to talk revolution than to actually conduct a revolution against a government now. At least in the U.S. The powers that be have seen to that. I once knew a man who lived in Loveland, Ohio who owned an armored vehicle, but those days are gone. It's now the information age, with the internet, etc. Who was it who said the pen is mightier than the sword? Maybe the info highway is the best way to incite a revolution and perhaps it would be less bloody. Just my rambling thoughts.