posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
No problem Wrabbit, it is an easy assumption to make.
Even though I would love to see these tragedies light a fire under the majority and motivate a revolution... 'peaceful revolution', I think most of
us know that order is teetering on the line between RealityCity and FantasyLand, and it's about to lose balance toward the FantasyLand side.
A peaceful revolution, one that would bring the big change we'd all like to see, is almost a waste of time to consider. Without real force and
consequences, it will be hard to sway any government stance on the issues under fire.
Also, I can see where you (or anyone) may assume revolution means 'Combative Revolution', since most of us understand the only way to gain
attention, and subsequent change, is through the threat or use of force.
Seeing the word 'Revolution' does create a mental picture of confrontations where use of force with deadly weapons is common.
A peaceful revolution that ushers in real, important change, would be like a fairy-tale. Even if a peaceful revolution gets under-way, it would
probably morph into physical altercations soon after. Whether it be a protestor becoming violent or Law Enforcement Officials inciting combative
confrontations, it is a stretch to think a major revolution could begin peacefully and end the same way.
Can anyone name the last real national revolution that began peaceful, ended peaceful, and accomplished the goals set by the citizens? I'm not asking
to prove a point, I am asking because I really don't know the last time that occurred.
I'll keep dreaming of a peaceful revolution that really is effective, where no one had to lose their life or health.