posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 08:06 AM
The US populace is in a love-hate relationship with our government. We love our country and the ideals it was founded upon, and we want to work within
our system to correct it peacefully if we can.
The last time we tried to change the system by force, it resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, mass carnage and destruction of people's lives,
farms, homes, towns, businesses...and lives. So if we go down that road, it will be hesitantly and with caution.
Oddly enough, the very people and states that rebelled in the US Civil War of 1861-65, are also some of the most patriotic citizens... we love our
country... The United States of America.
That being said, many are angry, frustrated, and disappointed at the road down which ourleaders are taking us. But it will have to get much worse for
a state or states to try to secceed from the Union.
Again...look to your history books...if you don't trust them, go to actual news paper articles, diaries, letters of the people that lived in those
times...be it the American revolution or the US Civil War.... the was NO MAJORITY that wanted to rebell or seceed. The predominant majority were
disgruntled, but were not ready to start an armed conflict against the governing body.
What changed people's minds were a series of unfortunate confrontations and events that galvanized the populace... up until those incidents, there
were protests..both verbal and civil... but no taking up of arms on a mass scale.
Boston Tea Party...a motley band of business and civilian leaders disguised as indians, boarded a merchant ship in Bostan harbor and threw over cases
of valuable tea to protest the tea tax.
The Boston Massacre...a large group of colonists went from being very vocal at a local protest and rally to being a mounting threat in front of a
british garrison of troops trying to maintain order...someone freaked and shots were fired... some of the colonists were killed. it was hardly a
"massacre" as we understand them, but it was a big PR tool for the colonists and spread like wildfire through the colonies...and it resulted in a
course of action that led to out right rebellion at Lexington and Concord.
It will be just such an "accidental incident" that will galvanize the American people... an accidental shooting or raid...an unjust act on someone
or something that tears at the cultural and social fabric of our country. I can't help but think of the little girl that is accidentally shot on
purpose in "V is for Vendetta"... that is what will be the catalyst for open rebellion.
Until then, like the colonist of the American Revolution...only 30% will favor rebellion...the other 70% will favor the status quo.