Originally posted by Skewed
Here is the problem though. The American people have become wimps. We take the crap they dish us and we turn around and ask for more. I do agree that
the American people do have a history that when we have had enough, there is not a country out there that can revolt the way Americans do and
This is what I think too.
We have seen a lot of people here in previous years suggesting a few things about the American people and their willingness to engage in politics. And
I've long been one of those who criticizes and points out that people are more interested in American Idol than the rights they're loosing every
But there comes a time when things affect far too many people, and the difficulties become daily.
As Gerald Celente put it -
"when people lose everything, and they have nothing left to lose, they lose it"
That's what we're reaching now. Far too many people are now experiencing the effects of the economic collapse, and this is only going to
This is what caused the Occupy movement - they were the most intelligent youth, the ones who saw their opportunities slipping away and could follow
that process to its logical conclusions. They have the foresight to see what is happening. They got angry about it and started the ball rolling, and
the rest who criticize them are too idiotic to understand the basic problem to begin with.
I'll almost be willing to bet that if we ran a poll and asked people whether they support the Occupy movement, and then asked them what the national
debt actually is, we would see a correlation. I think those who know what the problem is are likely to support the protesters, and those who don't
support movements like Occupy probably have absolutely no idea what the national debt of the USA actually is.
I believe that we are fast approaching the time when the economic collapse is affecting too many people in a given area, and we'll see the occupy
movement reappear on a massive scale. And I personally believe that it may happen in Michigan.
As for the idea of military planning to stop any peaceful revolution, I agree this will happen too. I get really fed up with reading the BS on here
about how "our military will never attack its own people". Of course they will, they are programed to take orders. And to justify it the protesters
will be made into "terrorists" just as Gaddafi did, just as Assad is doing now. All the military needs to do is convince a bunch of people who are
already nationalistic, that their nation is under attack, and they'll excuse their actions as defense of their nation.
We saw the PR campaign against Occupy. We saw them being tarnished in the news and that it so easily swayed the people who were already
"nationalist". They swallowed all the BS being reported about how "violent" and "dirty" Occupy folks were, and the PTB didn't even have to set
off something dramatic to demonize them. Suddenly, people didn't have the basic right to protest any more because they looked "like commies"! The
right-wing - who scream and rant about their constitution and their rights - were so quick to demand the rights of other be snatched away because they
were "dirty hippies".
And people still think the military wouldn't open fire on its own people? Seriously?
This is going to be a fascinating year. I am specifically interested in what's happening in Michigan right now. I believe that could be a flashpoint.
The Republicans there are already illegally implementing laws and have installed a dictatorship over the people without a fight. They're planning to
pass another "emergency law" before the November elections that would potentially revoke the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of people. And
they've passed so many bills illegally already, required votes or not.
What do we all think is going to happen when Michigan tells hundreds of thousands of people that their vote doesn't matter?
Incidentally, although our cultures are still very different, I think we'll see the same in the UK in the next few years. People here are
increasingly distrustful of government - whichever party - and when the € collapses the UK will be in turmoil. There is a perfect storm coming in my
opinion, and I just hope that it will all remain peaceful.
Unfortunately, as many have pointed out, very few governments fall willingly or even accept that they need to make drastic changes to placate their
people. Whether that's through stubbornness, criminality and corruption, or sheer arrogance, the majority of governments are more than willing to see
their people dying in the streets at the hands of their own military than give up an inch of their power.