posted on Mar, 10 2010 @ 01:23 AM
I think that were there any group of individual Americans a)large enough b)well enough armed) and c)organized enough to actually stage a successful
military revolution and subsequent coup of the existing government, that they would be so far from representative of the values of the majority of us
that it would instantly fail and simply cause an immediate counter-revolution.
That is to say, the only ones that could even come close to being imagined to meet the above criteria would most likely be extreme
right-wing/fundamentalist Christian militia types.
I think even though these types of groups are the most likely to try to pull something like this off, they understand that they are outnumbered
by the 'moral' majority of this country, and would recognize the futility of the effort. (I take issue with that phrase, 'moral majority' but use
it here how it was intended by definition).
Physical revolution by the people, I believe, is completely impossible at this point. The only revolution that is possible is one originating with the
leadership of the military. While that is physically possible, I think that the military leadership is too deeply embedded within the political
structure for it to happen. Our military leaders are riding the politics bandwagon along with the houses and branches of the government, to say
nothing of their mutual complicity in the misgivings of the past few decades.
To speak of a new revolution or a 'new revolutionist' would automatically qualify as misnomer. Terrorist could be closer to the reality. But similar
only in that they become desperate enough to commit isolated acts of violence to express their frustration.
Which, essentially is the root cause of terrorism. So yeah, I guess you're right.