I sigh because of how many times I see the same responses on here with the same wrong assumptions.
First thing that is wrong.
1. Things aren't bad enough for a revolution.
If things, now, aren't bad enough for a revolution, then things back in 1776 certainly were nowhere close to near the criteria needed. The United
States shouldn't even exist right now based on this notion. Taxes back then were miniscule compared to today, but it wasn't the amount that mattered -
it was the fact that you were being taxed altogether. Now those same taxes and literally a thousand others litter our daily lives plastered onto
everything we use, do, purchase, win - or hell - even the things we pass on after we die.
The police state we live in today is manifested ten times more than the presence of British troops prior to the Revolution. Not only do we have the
constant police forces that have become our self appointed protectors, but we also now have military patrols on our own soil. We also have no control
over the actions of our military, what wars they go to, regardless of if it is for our "protection" or for the imperialism of the increased
expansionism of the new U.S. Empire.
Things today are 10 times worse in all forms than back then. There are differences in cultural identities, but they matter very little to the overall
picture of the fact of the matter.
The second common wrong in this situation:
2. Peaceful Revolution / Voting will work just like Iceland / Gandhi / Ect.
Americans are not devout Indian spiritual worshipers. The people of Iceland were not brainfed a mash of ideas to keep them in a slumber of obedience
and calming state of blissful acceptance. Neither of them were as overall ignorant as Americans are as a whole, and no other country can match the
ignorance, laziness, and unwillingness to sacrifice of the common American.
Moreso than any other people on the planet, Americans have been raised and fed the ideas that sloth is a good thing and materialism is the true god of
the universe. They have been bribed into ignorance by fads of cheaply made technology and narcissistic status enhancing products. To most Americans,
the type of car you drive will be a deciding factor on how much you are liked as a person. Whether or not your nose is perfectly in shape with the
rest of your face might be the deciding factor to if you ever start a family. But in America, those things can all be fixed and it is because of that
that the people can be so easily bribed to be ignorant.
THESE THINGS DID NOT HAPPEN WHERE PEACEFUL REVOLUTIONS WERE SUCCESSFUL.
Not once. Not ever.
Recognize this and accept it. Unless these niceties are yanked from people and they are forced to recognized the world around them at face value,
there will be no revolution. Period. But when these things are taken - the violence embedded into their brains as second nature that we have all been
eased to accept in our lives - will take hold and violence will erupt.
And violence is a natural state for humans so why fight it? It is also successful most of the time. The only reason people don't like it is because
they are afraid. They are afraid they might die and to be afraid of your own death for a goal of of something so great is very selfish indeed.
And the last wrong I must point out:
3. They have bigger guns.
No. This isn't "wrong", but they can't use those guns, at least not without paying a major price. A crucial mistake that many losers in revolutions
have done is they committed acts of wonton violence against citizenry not involved in the actual war. Civilian causalities if you will. The more
civilian casualties the offending party committed, the more the civilians joined the war effort, redeveloped better strategy, and got even more
soldiers than they could have handled should that have never done the civilian casualties.
Should the government choose to use their "big guns", such weapons come with very high collateral damage. Just look at the Iraq War civilian
causalities. All of their low yield and grounds weapons are readily available to the public. Either way - it is a win-win situation for the war
effort. They use the bigger guns, the revolution gets a bigger force. They don't, the revolution has an easier battle and less casualties.
Revolution will come. But the first act of any such revolution will come when the group responsible correlates the destruction of cable and satellite
provider locations around the country - and I am completely serious about that. To begin rehabilitation, one must cut off the main source of the drug,
and though there are many other sources - television remains the biggest poison that injects into the minds of the ignorant today- and they continue
to believe all that they hear.
Hopefully, that day will be soon.
edit on 31-8-2012 by gwydionblack because: spelling