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I am not sure. Tyranny usually but not necessarily means arbitrary or cruel use of power. It only means absolute power. The same is true for a dictator. But Obama does not try to be the sole ruler. He tries to get the President and Congress to be the supreme rulers together.
Originally posted by region331
reply to post by ThinkingHuman
Doesn't Obama have to become a Dictator before he can progress onto a Tyrannical Dictator?
The idea of a cyber-attack against the government to stop a tyranny is an interesting one.
Originally posted by skynet2015
An unarmed population can resist tyranny, however, the equipment is very expensive. Through a series of cyber attacks, hacks, and control over power grids, financial transactions, and shutdown of the arms factories and rerouting GPS signals, trade routes, and so forth, it is possible for a large organized civilian populous to resist tyranny through alternative means of resistance than physical violence.
Originally posted by tamusan
I don't think citizens of the U.S. could ever stand united against the government anyway. We all seldom agree on any single thing. Even if we did manage to band together, what would happen afterwards? Those of us who do not subscribe to whatever popular ideology is pushed on us, would find themselves still living under tyranny.
Originally posted by Alfie1
What mandate has any armed mob got without consulting the electors ?
The sad fact is that slaves work much better when they are unaware of their chains.
Originally posted by HelenConway
The only way to fight tyranny is for each and every one of us to be as true and honest as we can be and actively demand this from our leaders.
Think about it 340 million people - maybe what 1000 in govt ? Do the maths, we can affect change if the people so wish it.
What an insightful observation, that "slaves work much better when they are unaware of their chains". Then clearly it will be easy to enslaves the vast majority of Americans. However, a few of those who received the short end of the stick, may return to their former job with a gun and cause a big headline about his plight. Some may take them to a demonstration and shoot some police officers, or to commit suicide in a public square. As a result, the support for the government economic measures may dwindle, and with it its "chains".
Originally posted by Hefficide
The sad fact is that slaves work much better when they are unaware of their chains. Guns are obvious and we react to them viscerally. The economic chains are invisible and we all not only accept them, we eagerly participate.
Originally posted by ThinkingHuman
Can an unarmed population prevent a tyranny? If you think so, tell me how.
Originally posted by TajRashae
I dont think an unarmed population can stop tyranny. But I do think an armed populace of 300 million all marching onto capitol hill or whereever they will hide is a force to reckon with. Not only that but other countries will see our plight, especially if many of us become martyrs to the cause. How many countries would see the govnt blast civilians with drone strikes or air strikes and sit idly by. They will support and train us, just like we do to other countries. Personally, I would flee this infested country if you do not choose to fight, violently or not. We must take our country back!
Originally posted by jpmail
In my opinion you and we here in the UK already live under a tyranical goverment. Both do exactly what they want with no care or thought to those beneath them............
..............What I believe we have here in the UK and in America is an elected dictatorship. You might get to put your mark on a voting slip but you will never have a say in any goverment policy unless you are saying exactly what the goverment wants.
In America and the UK millions marched to say no to war democracitaly speaking war should not have happened. Any protest that draws a significant number of people can be considered the will of the people as more people will agree with the protestors than the number that go.