posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 10:47 PM
There's this revolutionary current running through our society that you've probably noticed, but I don't think too many people really expect it to
happen in a widespread and serious way. There won't be a seige of Washington DC and the capture of the corrupt leaders as newly liberated people
celebrate. There probably won't even be a culture clash on the level of that in the late 60s. People are still too safe and comfortable- even in a
nation stretched to the breaking point and scared senseless for what might happen to us next, almost everybody still feels like they've got a lot to
lose if they stop rowing and start rocking the boat.
Maybe there will be a fluke election and a couple big changes will be made. Maybe the government will keep getting worse and worse for years or
decades to come and eventually collapse, then there will be a chance to build something better in the aftermath. Maybe we will adjust to a "new
normal" and go through a decade of malaise, then just repeat the whole freaking cycle again. Who knows. Who cares. We all basically understand that
things suck, and that we'd be foolish to expect anybody to fix them. From there it's just a question of what we are specifically most worried about
and who we have turned to for help and why- the things that divide the majority desiring change into paranoid rival minorities. Those are political
questions though and they miss the point. Politics aren't what creates order or change in America. Money creates order and change in America. You can
take two people who don't understand eachother, don't respect eachother, can't stand eachother, and pay em both minimum wage to go to the same
place every day, and both of them will keep showing up day after day, no matter what they do to eachother. Let's see a preacher or a civil rights
leader or a lawyer or a politician or even a prison guard pull that off as well. Hillary Clinton couldn't even do it with her own campaign staff!
So let's get down to brass tacks. I propose that the revolutionaries sell out and use the proceeds to buy in. Get money, incorporate, and compete
with the corporate and government establishment for the public's trust and their business. Stop insisting on getting what you want through an
explosion of truth and activism and virtue... just get it by manipulating the ebb and flow of greed and laziness in the general population, like very
other cause in the world does.
Step 1. Incorporate. This is going to take some dilligent work and quite possibly an initial investment, so it's liable never to happen just like all
other revolutionary plans, but this step is absolutely necessary, because it makes everything else safe and easy. Incorporating will give you a
legitimate and stable image that will make it much easier to recruit and take action. It will create a safe buffer between your personal and public
life, giving you and those you recruit some increased financial, social, and legal security. It will also create a solid organization for your
movement and an objective way to measure progress.
Step 2. Marketing, Raising Capital, and Expanding. The cool thing about branding and marketing revolution is how incredibly easy it would be.
Marketing through merchandising could actually be the first business of an incorporated revolution. The second business would probably be
communications- establishing a media presence and mapping out the flow of information, money, and action in your movement. Opposition itself would be
your chief product, and it would be free, with purchase of a 2 year subscription to your magazine and a 20 dollar Tshirt.
Step 3. Overtaking the government. So at a certain point, you have the voice, you have the audience, you have the money and the employees and the
consumers- you have the power. When you pay to put a commercial on TV, it becomes a news story and soon afterwards it becomes a reality. You get to
put things on the agenda as it were. Now it's time to break into the actual government services industry and become the new leading provider. But
that's A LOT to do. Most revolutions just aren't up to it even if they can do all that other stuff it takes to get a revolution off the ground.
So you franchise it. You sell franchises in every conceivable industry. Security companies to compete with police, home school assistance services to
compete with schools, legal offices to compete with the courts and DMV et al, charities to compete with social welfare programs- if the government is
doing it, you back somebody else to do it instead, as long as there is some way to keep it afloat financially. Of course this will produce a lot of
corruption and failure, like all revolutions do, but you're not investing in that corruption and failure, you're profiting from it, and your
business model just continues because now you can oppose those failures...
Phase 4. Endgame. Now eventually people depend on your revolution more than the government. You are the one they look in the aftermath of a disaster,
you are the one they call when they are in danger, you are the one they come to when they need help getting something done, you are the group that
people associate themselves with- in short, a large number of people stop thinking of themselves as citizens and start thinking of themselves as
members of the revolution. At this point, it's as simple as pulling the plug- if most of the population suddenly stops showing up for court, stops
renewing their government documents, stops pulling over for policemen, and stops paying their taxes, the government will collapse in a couple of
months, and the revolutionary corporation is all that's left... of course thats true right now, in the absence of such a revolution, but people
won't disobey the government without something they perceive as a higher and more powerful authority to assure that it will be OK, that can protect
It will hardly be Utopian- ignorance and greed and laziness and manipulation will still be the order of the day, and there will still be needs that go
unmet and problems that we cannot solve. But the silver lining will be that the authorities are chosen and hired rather than automatically paid just
because they have a monopolgy enforced by men with guns. Its a small realistic improvement, and all it requires is a corporate super-entity with plans
for world domination... which are a dime a dozen these days anyway.