posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 06:47 PM
reply to post by rentacop1976
I'm not sure I agree here. I mean, think about it. How many times, in the history of our species, have non-violent revolutions worked? I can only
think of once, Tibet v. China, and the Chinese still killed a lot of the Tibetans.
Of course, all of this talk of violent and non-violent revolution is pointless without a contextually accurate definition of violence. Is the
burning of books and flags violent? What about protesters being tazed and shot with bean-bag ammo, or rubber pellets? Mass arrests and incarceration
without habeas corpus? If we are constrained by laws that they do not follow, then we will surely be defeated. It's like when America goes to war,
now. We're constrained by rules of engagement, while our enemy is not, which gives them a huge leg up. Luckily, our military is hugely superior to
all others, otherwise, those rules would keep us from ever attaining victory over anyone.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that people should go out and shoot other people, but when riot police attack peaceful protesters, I think
it's time to put those offending officers under citizen's arrest, if necessary, by force. It's not only our right, but our duty.
As American citizens, we own all power and bestow it where ever we see fit. By the same token, it's our responsibility to take back power from
those who would corrupt it's purpose.
If we are attacked, it's our duty to fight back, and retake our country. I don't think it's come to that yet, but I believe, completely, that it
will, and soon.