reply to post by Cherryontop
Actually the Nixon White House was terrified of the Hippie Movement and all the Protests on the Washington Mall where millions of people were taking
Logistically the only way they might have stopped a mob from inhabiting the White House and the Capitol would have been dropping a nuclear weapon on
the Mob, the White House and Capitol.
We have seen examples of peaceful revolutions, where a huge ground swell of people, who have taken peaceably to the streets to protest have brought
In facts, most Leaders, political or otherwise, rarely fight in such circumstances but almost always opt to flee. Who fights are those on their
payrolls, but not always.
Change doesn't have to be violent or lead to anarchy, what does has to happen though by some means for change to occur is for the present leaders of
a system to have their positions become untenable.
Obvious if no one intends to obey them, defer to them, submit to them, or respect them, their positions are untenable.
But in my humble opinion the real first step should be a real dialouge amongst the people, the actual people, not the media hacks, and political
pundits and politicians, who pretend to speak for us and represent us, and in theory are supposed to, but far too many of us have come to feel that
they are not.
The Greeks felt democracy only worked and worked at its finest when everyone was given the opportunity to voice their opinion so a true consensus and
majority could be realized.
Voting for or against someone every 2 to 4 to 6 years depending on the office, is not in fact having everyones opinion, or even a realistic sampling
of opinions heard.
The real people, the people taxed into paying for the system, need to have a real and honest dialouge with one another, with out the media, pundits
and politicians editorializing it falsely for those too harried, too innatentive, or too lazy to listen to it honestly.
Believe me at the point the natives get restless and really start talking to one another, the cheifs start loosing sleep!
Thanks for posting my friend.