reply to post by Yissachar1
Sorry OP. My responses tend to be a thread killer but you seemed to have put some time into your thoughts. I thought they deserved the same in reply.
There seems to be a lot of talk about awakening and revolution here on ATS. I thought we should look at this in the greater scope of history. How
often to actual revolutions happen and what causes them. I know. Not very emotional so I understand if this generates little help to your thread.
Again, my apologies.
Aristotle said a while back:
"REVOLUTIONS arise from inequalities, numerical or qualitative--from a numerical mass claiming an equality denied them, or from a minority claiming a
superiority denied them. A revolution may result either in a complete change of polity, or only in a modification of the existing one."
In all revolutions, the conditions which leads up to them is the desire of the many for equality, and the desire of the minority for effective
superiority. The purposes with which they are set on foot are profit, honour, or avoidance of loss or dishonour. The inciting occasions are many;
jealousy of those who have wealth and honour, official arrogance, fear of the law or of its abuse, personal rivalries, failure of the middle class to
maintain a balance, race antagonisms, antagonism of localities, and others."
While there has been deeper study of this issue, this sums up just about every revolution in a nut shell, before or since. So where do we stand today
in America? There is a true inequality between those haves running the show and the have-not's footing the bill in gold or blood. The haves are
arrogant as they believe since they pay for the country, they should run it. That is not new.
However, the level of the current strip mining of America's resources and its people is bordering on a criminal act. This happens worldwide now.
Politics, nationalism, and perceived national interests get orchestrated for the benefit of only the few. The only consolation is the level of secrecy
needed to obfuscate this greed and corruption in the age of the internet. Ergo, why the internet seems to be such a target by TPTB but that is a
If I had to venture a guess, while nations will still remain nations, if there would be revolution, it will have to be a global phenomena. As such,
any wholesale change to the status quo is far fetched. Degrees of modification are far more likely and welcome.
As an American, I believe our democracy and our Constitution are a good thing compared to most. But we do need some "cleaning house" as well as in
other part of the world. It is long overdue. What is the likelihood of this happening? Now, that is the question, isn't it? :@
12-12-2010 by ABNARTY because: serious misspelling