My opinion of the “Revolutionary” is an odd one because on the one hand, I do support it…I do believe that at a certain point and time, people
have to stand up and say “no, that is enough” and do whatever it takes to depose those that are in power, that are corrupted…Revolution
the ultimate act of Democracy…in my heart I agree with that…hell, I’ve written papers on the very subject…
…what angers me are those who are now pushing for revolt, their timing, their reasoning and the lack of attention to the details for after
their revolution. I say, in desperation, “where were you 8 years ago?!?”
They were happily naïve 8 years ago.
They were happy with George W. Bush as the President of the US, in him they saw someone who was just like them, who they could have a beer with and
watch the game, who enjoyed spending time down on his ranch, choppin’ logs, mending fences, hunting.
They rallied behind him, as we all did, immediately after 9-11…because that was what the nation needed at the time…unity…and said “okay, lets
go get OBL…Dead or Alive..!”
When the War on Terror became the War in Iraq, they continued to rally behind the government, because, “hey, Saddam is just as guilty as OBL,
because they tell us he is…and he’s got WMD…somewhere, North, South, East, West of Tikrit…” A lot of us said, “wait a minute…what about
When the WMD were never found, they accepted every other justification that was given…when every other justification was found to be lacking
substance, it was of the greatest moral imperative…
When the government decided that OBL, despite not being caught and tried for his crimes, was no longer a threat…they decided that it was okay,
because he was probably, maybe, dead in a cave, somewhere…out of sight, out of mind.
When the US government started detaining people without Due Process, they didn’t care…because our Laws only apply to Americans, in
When the government started wire-tapping, intercepting the mail, and reading the emails and internet conversations of US citizens, without warrants,
they said, “well, if you don’t have anything to hide, then you shouldn’t be worrying about anything…”
When protesters at the RNC were locked up, miles from the convention center, in “Free Speech Zones” and detained at Pier 57 without Due
Process…they called the protesters terrorist and deserving of the detention and probably much more.
Those that voted for Bush before, and then some, voted him back in again…apparently liking the direction the country was taking…despite the
protestations of those who saw the direction the country was headed in…
And this is not to say that it stops at Bush, it goes through Clinton, to Bush the Senior, to Reagan, to Carter all the way back to when Eisenhower
uttered the words in his farewell speech:
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence --
economic, political, even spiritual -- is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative
need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the
very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial
complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and
knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so
that security and liberty may prosper together.
SO NOW… …I look at the people who call for revolution, waving their flags, gripping their guns, talking about how the government is out of
control, talking about freedom and liberty…and I laugh. I laugh so hard that it makes me cry on the inside. I laugh so hard that it keeps me awake
at night and gives me bad dreams. I laugh, because when I look at the policies that these Patriotic Americans, mostly, support I don’t see liberty,
I don’t see freedom, I don’t see equality, I don’t see hope, I don’t see justice…I see a bunch of angry and frightened people saying little
more than “do what I and MY God tell you, give me my money and leave me alone; or I’ll shoot” and I see a tyranny equal to all others.
I look at those who call for revolution and I laugh…because they can’t see that they are as responsible for the situation we are now in as anyone
Wake up…the game is already over…its been over for a long time...we all just pretend it isn't...