reply to post by projectvxn
Revolution does not mean wonton violence. You once used to understand that, at least you seemed to.
As far as using "intelligence" and "peaceful methods", in other words, more of the same old [SNIP], let me know how far that gets.
In response to the OP, yes, the politicians have turned themselves AND the entire system against the will of the people. A system of voting that was
supposed to be fair and unbiased has become a system in which the populace gets to choose out of a hand picked pack of stooges, not so much unlike the
UK, to run their country. There is no true freedom in the current democratic process, an unless you are capable of raising upwards of $80 million
dollars, you have absolutely ZERO chance of running for president in the United States of America.
As for the system, many don't find it to be so bad because the changes have been slow and silent as opposed to a sudden jerk so that many didn't
even notice, or they simply got used to or brainwashed into accepting before having a chance to realize what was happening. The Constitution, the
sacred document which is supposed to outline the limitations of government when it comes to the people, has been disregarded and thrown into the
proverbial fire. None of the politicians really care about if their laws abide by the Constitution or even if the bills they represent coincide with
the interests of the people they are supposed to represent.
On the home and local fronts, police have begun patrolling America in an effort to control the every action of the people, with military getting
involved where it is deemed necessary. Petty laws and restrictions continue to be placed upon the people, laws that restricts what we can do, how we
can do it, or even when it is permissible, when many of the things that are regulated should be the choice of each individual, not a government
The reason people call for a revolution, and it is a minority, is because these are the people that realize that the means of change that our
governments have provided for us do not work, quite simply because they aren't meant to. The government does not have to listen to us, and no matter
how many times actions are taken in which there is literally no government response - peaceful advocates of change continue to believe that their
actions will account for something. Yet nothing changes time and time again. Some people claim it to be a definition of insanity, I claim it to be
delusion - people trying to change the game by playing by the rules supplied in the box it came it. It isn't going to work - it hasn't for decades,
possibly more, and there is nothing greatly changed about the methods employed that is going to cause the powers that be to listen.
So the reason that revolution is coming, will come, and will change this country - is because it is the last possible option available. Perhaps those
who advocate revolution have not tried EVERY possible mean to enact change, but others have, and we have observed. That is why it is with heavy hearts
that many of us see the reality of the situation. We are living in the 1770's again and it is only a matter of time before 1776 comes knocking at our
door. The only difference today is that our enemy isn't thousands of miles away.
As one of the biggest advocates of revolution on ATS, those are my two cents, and I am sticking to them. Hopefully it answers your question.