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Originally posted by xxpigxx
Capitalism bred and nurtured the great innovations and technologies of last century. Period.
Originally posted by LeeannaHolland
You haven't misunderstood me at all. Things are simply changing. Imagine if you could live during a time of freedom from debt, but also freedom from oppression. Freedom to raise a family in peace without having to fear your kids going hungry, like in many places in the world.
Not to say this IS what is coming....
But no, changing the meaning of freedom is not what I am implying at all. I think Americans are using their true 'power' in a wrong way, maybe... And this is going to hurt, when you are as voiceless as those starving Africans that you all seem to think you are more deserving of 'freedom' and resources, than.
To all Americans, it will be a real culture shock when you realize your voice really is as meaningful as anyone in any oppressed country. Deal with it, or.... I have no idea what will happen to us all, because of the few that simply had to 'go down fighting'. I am fearful for us all.
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
reply to post by silent thunder
We are heading towards a French Style Revolution, no order just chaos if its a multiple front war then America will cease to exist it will break down into separate countries, unless a very strong principled charismatic leader emerges with the right ideas.
Originally posted by silent thunder
I started a topic a few days ago (which didn't get too much play) speculating if we'd ever see a "reign of terror" like in the French Revolution, or the Red Terror under Stalin, Pol Pot's emptying of the cities, etc.
In many cases where there is armed revolution, society seems to go through this kind of dark stage at some point...you have the initial destruction of the old order, followed by a period of giddy hope where the best seems to have triumphed after all. Then the jostling for power in the vaccuum created by the absense of the old order sets in. You get infighting, factionalism, fanaticism, and atmosphere of extreme paranoia that erupts in savage, feverish episodes like those above...a kind of which-hunt scenario where everybody is denouncing everyone else and the guillitine swings sickeningly dawn to dusk. In the first US Revolution we thankfully managed to avoid taht sort of thing...wonder if we'd be so lucky the second time around?
I started a topic a few days ago (which didn't get too much play) speculating if we'd ever see a "reign of terror" like in the French Revolution,, Pol Pot's emptying of the cities, etc.