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Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by ecoparity
Lol the "real anon".......
Sounds like you are confused as to what anon is....
Originally posted by SPEZNA1
This may also be collection net for all that support this idea. Sometimes it is better to discuss matters like this in private.
Originally posted by snarky412
reply to post by Phantasm
To rebuild our government, we must first destroy it.
Our time for democracy is here, Our time for resolution is here, This is America's time for revolution, To restore our constitutional rights, to once again, be free
All this is true.....
But do we have the backbone to stand up against our government?
I will venture out and say no, due to the fact that many people are complacent and satisfied with their daily lives and don't want any kind of disruption. To busy being dumbed down by stupid reality shows and trying to see how many "friends" they can get on FB/Twitter.
Our society is to self absorbed and self-centered to give a damn right now.
It may happen one day in the future but not now I don't think. Could be wrong....
P.S. There is wishful thinking tho.....
Originally posted by ecoparity
Be wary and avoid anyone calling for a violent overthrow of government. It's just not necessary, non violent methods and tactics have been proven to work just fine and have prevented the use of higher levels of violence in response (you don't bomb unarmed protestors in front of news cameras, even the worst dictators hesitate to do so and if they do the response is often a UN or NATO campaign against you).
We have a system in the US and can still work within it. The main problem keeping real change from happening is a lack of a coherent, planned alternative. People scream for change but it's always one issue at a time rather than addressing systematic corruption.
What we need are true visionaries, qualified intellectuals and educators to draw up a framework of reforms to address the corruption and stasis pervading our system. Things like term limits for all offices, anti influence peddling regulations, tax reforms like a sales tax based flat tax without all the fun and games the current power structure wants to latch onto it, court appointment reforms, etc. We need a well planned out set of changes. With this and a signed pledge by a new party to implement it we could change our system overnight using the election system, for example. If there are indications this is interfered with illegally the next step would be peaceful protest and general strikes - tools which have caused entire governments to resign in other countries.
The remedies against tyranny are not a short cut. They are to be used only after the tools of peaceful change built into our system are exhausted and then only if prevented by illegal interference. A bored public unwilling to participate does not count and such a populace will get exactly the amount of tyranny they allow, no more and no less.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Originally posted by denster1991
I would have no problem in taking up arms as long as they can provide me with arms equal and or superior to the opposition until then it would be nothing but a uprising slaughter
You have numbers. Numbers have a history of defeating technology.