The revolution will not be televised
, because we can't find actors and CGI is too expensive.
Everyone is waiting, but not really for a revolution. They're waiting for a clean and quiet revolution- an unrevolutionary revolution that changes as
little as possible in order to avoid discomfort.
What I mean is that nobody is waiting for the overthrow of evil institutions. They would prefer to just wait for those evil institutions to come under
new and gentler management. That way the things we like about the evil institutions won't be interrupted.
I say that because no one is resisting by force or by disobedience, and the cause for that is neither a question of power nor leadership. There are
people in this country capable of firing the first shots and beginning to raise a resistance behind that, but they do not.
The American people have more than enough power to bring their government and any other oppressing influence to its knees. The people physically built
this country- together they know everything about the physical equipment that is used to make it run.
Some of the people know the workings of the internet and how it is abused by propagandists, and how to shut that down. Some of the people know the
workings of the prison industry and how to sabotage that.
Etc etc etc through the whole list of every technology and bit of infrastructure that is used to control us.
The people have the means and the opportunity to stop the evil. So what is missing?
Motive. The people aren't willing to fight.
They believe that their government killed over 3000 of its own citizens just to start a war that would be used to steal hundreds of billions from our
treasury, not to mention the profits made off the impact of the wars on the opium trade and the supply of various resources (especially oil).
But knowing that the government is murdering in the name of robbery, and having the means and the opportunity to make it stop, does not motivate
people to take action.
If they took action, the cable or even the electricity might go out, they'd have to stop driving their cars to their indoor jobs to get their several
hundred dollars a week for buying tons of food and beer and DVDs, and instead go outside and work really hard while doing without for a while.
The people have in fact subconsciously given consent to this murder for profit because they have subconsciously realized the trickle-down benefits.
- They have made the connection that the same companies that are doing all of this evil stuff are the same ones that bring them Ethiopian
Coffee (and arranged for the Ethiopians to be growing coffee instead of food).
- That they are the same companies that bring super-cheap crap in from China
- They also give out SUVs big enough to be chrome plated tanks to carry all the cheap crap home in.
- And they bring in tons of gasoline- 1 gallon for every 15-20 miles that each American drives in fact.
And the people see all of the things that they would lose by doing the right thing, and although they don't consciously realize it, some of it has
blood on it, but they aren't willing to give it up.
As has been said many times, when America falls there will not be a shot fired. Which begs the question: how do we know that America isn't falling
right now? I think it is. I think it HAS.
We're all sellouts, perhaps I above all.
We mean well though- we'd help if it wasn't such an inconvenience. We're just waiting for a politician to come along who will do it quickly and
cleanly for us. But he's not coming, because it never occurred to any of us that maybe we're the one everybody else is waiting for. So there is no
group working to educate and train and elect a group of revolutionaries to change the system from within, even though that's what everyone wants deep
And that failure, we also must take part of the blame for. Granted the deck is stacked against us if we go about it that way, but that is the way that
we chose by default by not resisting physically. Yet we are not motivated enough, or not organized enough, or not smart enough to get anywhere by
those means and get things started.
(list of evil things that happen every X seconds goes here)
And so we wait.