Do you realize the result of a carpet bombing of an American town for the sake of taking out "Revolutionaries" all the while dealing collateral
damage to men, women, and children not involved, not to mention the infrastructure of the entire country? Most of US military weaponry is focused
around leveling countries to dust. Do you really thing that weaponry would be even an option here with intent of keeping this country after such
things were over? No.
What would be used - guns. Grenades. Helicopters. Forget the big guns - they would be at home... at least for the military's sake. The moment they
make a mistake a blow up a family of five cooking Sunday dinner, they create 10,000 more revolutionaries. People are scared because they see what
happens in the theater of war in foreign countries in which the inhabitants are obviously not cared about, be them enemy combatants or innocents
alike. It would not be like that here, and if it would - you could be that the revolution would be over before it began, because the support would be
so overwhelming that the people could swarm the military and government without a problem.
reply to post by yourmaker
You let me know how that works.
I agree with the whole "citizen spy agency" concept, but infiltrating government, it has been done. The fact is, government is so massive and so
corrupt that the whole thing needs to be wiped and reloaded.
reply to post by GogoVicMorrow
Sure. We would all love to see diplomatic changes. I don't want to subject people to want a revolution entails. But I don't want to subject myself,
my future relatives, and the future generations to enslavement even more. Diplomatic options have been on the table for so long and they have done
nothing that is is only now, in the recent times that people are actually starting to see that it just isn't working. Diplomacy has failed, just as
it did with Britain. They refuse to listen to the people, plain as day, so we don't much have any options left but to yell wildly into the winds for
nothing to change, or to make change happen via revolution.
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
Tell you what I would love to do OK.
I'd love to wake up in the morning and drive my car down to the local dairy farm. Oh but I can't because I don't have a drivers license and my care
isn't registered or inspected. Oh well, not considering that, guess I will get some gas for my tank. I'd like to pay spot price for my gas, but I
can't due to unruly taxes on fuel that don't make any sense. Fair enough. Drive down the the dairy farmer. I'd like to purchase a gallon of natural
milk. Can't! If he sold me that he'd be in trouble. Besides, he just got raided by the FDA for it and they fined him 300k so he doesn't do it
So I'm going to head home, figured I'd get to work on my new chicken coop. I'm going to make it 8' by 8' so they can all fit snug inside but WAIT
- zoning regulations say that anything greater than 4' in diameter, I'm going to need to get a permit for, and unless I'm a federal licensed
chicken producer, I'm not allowed to own more than say 12 chickens, and once that is all taken care of, I need to have the FDA come in and inspect my
coop since I wanted to sell some of those chickens to my neighbors for consumption.
Well dang, I didn't even get to work yet. I went to college for 4 years so I am paying on that loan but I work at the local gas station where I get
payed 8.00 per hour, funny how I don't see any of that tax from that gasoline. At the end of the day I make $64 for working 8 hours of MY TIME! Yay.
But about $10 of that goes to income tax, $4 goes to social security that I will never see, $2 goes to medicaid that I will probably never use, $2
goes to other taxes and $1 goes to local taxes. In the end I leave work with $45 which means I made 5.63 an hour.
At the end of the month I will have $900. $300 is rent. $100 is electricity and water (all I can afford). $100 goes to my school loan. $100 goes to
food. $30 for registration. $30 to renew my license. $250 for the fine for driving with a registration, even though it didn't hurt anybody. I was
thinking about putting a little bit aside to start my own business one day, but start up fees for paperwork alone are about $500 - $800.
So what would I change about my life? Nothing. I like my life. But I worry about everyone else who struggles to get by each day and is left with
nothing. I may not have much but I have enough that I can sympathize and offer my time and willpower to make sure that everyone in the country has a
fair square in the future.