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Originally posted by gladtobehere
We're now getting reports from Egypt the police have joined in the protests and that the military has stated that they will not fire upon the people. This is what needs to happen in order for any type of revolution or restoration to be successful.
Originally posted by morder1
did you guys even read the post, or just the title??
he only has power, cause people believe he does... if they chose to ignore him and make their own govt or social circle, then he wouldnt be
*edit* meant for the last few posters on the first pageedit on 2-2-2011 by morder1 because: (no reason given)
Reification (also known as hypostatisation, concretism, or the fallacy of misplaced concreteness) is a fallacy of ambiguity, when an abstraction (abstract belief or hypothetical construct) is treated as if it were a concrete, real event, or physical entity.
Originally posted by eMachine
What this tells me is... if people can rally together in such a protest, people could also rally together and improve the situation. For instance, they could channel that same spirit of love and community to work together in a public agriculture project over the long-term, if they're hungry and poor. Okay, it's easier when we rally together against a common enemy... maybe we can make that enemy poverty and starvation?
Originally posted by SpectreDC
It's why I keep saying the best way to fight the state is to completely ignore its existence and to kill off its supply. What would happen if for just one day, 75% of the country didn't buy gas, go to work, pay taxes, or follow fickle regulations and laws that make no sense? What would happen is a stroke to the states system.
What would happen if that persisted for a week? Or a month? Funny enough, the best way to destroy the states power and to take back control of our lives is to do the latter first and the ignore the former completely. By doing so you're using the own system to cause a collapse of itself because it lacks its fuel.
Revolution is simple. Sadly the average person is simpler.
Originally posted by EmpathicBandit
I think the only thing I disagree with is the title in relation to the text, and only because it is such a broad idea; Egypt is, though, a great example.
Without a good headline though, no one would read it.
...thread title is a strange dichotomy.
Just remember our only real power, is our individual power to harm or help other individual human beings.