I may not be adding a whole lot to the thread, but these few points are more just things I've noticed:
From what I've seen people say over the internet, there is a growing number of gun-toting people ready for a bloody revolution. The other half of
the gun camp that is worried about stuff they see in the news is mostly the type of "Let them try to pry it from my hands." The thing is though, I
don't think anyone is really going to do anything until it is too late. The people who say they are ready to die for freedom say that they're waiting
for it to get started. They don't want to do something stupid without others behind them. They view the whole thing as a waiting game.
That brings me to my next point: is anyone even ready or does anyone really want it? As awesome as it may sound to some to mow down a bunch of
cops, it isn't going to be like a movie. You aren't guaranteed to win, and you aren't even guaranteed to live. There are so many unknowns of what
could happen, and what the military still has up its sleeves that it hasn't revealed. I believe the general rule is that the military's technology is
40 years ahead of what the civilians get. Besides the technology difference, any successful revolution would depend on a significant portion of the
Beyond that, are you ready for one? A revolution, again, is not a movie or a game. It's real, it's cold, it's long and it's bloody. You'd be giving
up your comforts and your life. Once it has been started, it can't be undone. It's not a game; there's no extra lives, cheat codes for invincibility
and ammunition, or happy ending for everyone. You can't back out once it has been started. It would mean a drastic change of life.
Most importantly, people talk as if it were no big deal. It is a VERY big deal, as I've tried to say above. However, if people are actually going
to start a revolution, it takes planning and supplies. A group of 10 guys isn't going to topple a whole government. And while you're out there
fighting, the very same government is going to vilify you. They are going to try to make others hate you, and they're going to try to dismantle your
cause. You can't do it with a weak heart or mind. You have to have a mission and you have to have communication. You can't rely on any one form of
In the case of a revolution, martial law would be declared. The government already has the right to take supplies, land, communication systems, and
food in case of a national emergency. They even have the right to move entire populations and put them to work forcibly if needed. The government
would crank up production double time to fight an internal threat to insure continuity of government. What supplies do you have? You would have to be
self-reliant, and even then, you'd have to protect your crops from those wishing to pilfer them.
It would be a painful wake up call for many in the US to see that a revolution was underway. People would panic, and cause mayhem besides the
government and revolutionaries. Again, the only way to spread information would most likely be through word of mouth. It would take dedication and a
strong resolve to win a war like this. It would be long, and it would be bloody. Again, ask yourselves, is this truly what you want?
I'll end my rant with this: If a revolution is really what you want, even after all that, it's not going to be over quick. As strong as that
feeling in my bones is that something bad is about to happen, I still believe there is hope for us, and that we can pull together as a nation and stop
the out-of-control-government, without resorting to violence. Before we let it get to that, we should instead refocus all our efforts to change the
system with the protocols still in place. As defunct as many of them are, if enough of us work to change the system, we could do it without a single
drop of blood being spilled. However, it would take many of us, and it would take a movement not unlike the civil rights movement. We will need
leaders and people to guide and encourage us. And we need ourselves not to be afraid of what they will do to us. Many of the civil rights participants
spent time in prison. We need not be afraid of things like that. They can crush your body, but they can't crush your spirit unless you allow them too.
However, just like Anonymous, the ideals of liberty and freedom can't be crushed, as you can't get rid of an idea. So, ultimately, I suggest you keep
your mind open and your powder dry, as the next several years are going to be interesting. Don't forget to question everything that comes before you.
Knowledge is power.
Edit: Just realized the guy above me posted something similar, so I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with this idea.
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