posted on Jun, 3 2013 @ 09:56 PM
I think that many laws need to be altered, mainly the laws that make this an undemocratic society. First of all, there must be laws governing
elections that give the people a larger variety in candidates. All this corporate money and the 2 party system is not democratic at all, especially
considering a politician can say anything just to get elected, and then do whatever they want once in office. Next, there needs to be much more
government regulation of large businesses. The government is so entertwined with large businesses that corruption must occur. Human nature suggests
it, especially when money is waived in someone's face. Mainly the corruption needs to stop, in politics, business, on Wall Street, etc.
I have long thought about what you are asking, and in doing so I have realized that there are many things that I like about this country, but I also
realize that it could be so much better. Some systems are extremely efficient, but many are not. I think true democracy went out the window long ago.
It would be extremely difficult to "fix" things after a revolution, to be sure. In fact, it has been said before, although who made the statement is
slipping my mind, about starting over being much easier than rebuilding after a revolution. I cannot say I agree with that, but that could be the
right way to go. The first Americans did it, and it could be done again. Granted it would be much more difficult now.
Plus, if a revolution overthrew the US government, at some point in the future, then there would be the HUGE problem of foreign invasion. Maybe even
before the government was overthrown. The foreign government may even fund and support those who are rebelling in the name of freedom, basically
telling them what they want to hear. Then, after the military no longer exists, or is beaten, foreign forces move in and take over. But there are
still measures that can be taken to fix things as they are. It would take a while, and the opportunity is slipping ever further away every single
year. This is because more and more laws, measures, and executive orders are being passed that give too much power to individuals who have no
positional oversight. Those who come after, say the president, are not going to want to abolish powers that they themselves would get to execute. So
as this continues, it will get much worse than it is now, with the killing of dissenting citizens, etc. I fully expect this to happen in the future,
although I cannot say how long it will take. That is where our government is headed though.
If you are interested in mostly non-violent tactics that could be used to overthrow a dictator, and in many instances a tyrannical government, read
Gene Sharp's "From Dictatorship to Democracy." This is one of the most brilliant individuals in the world when it comes to ideas like this. This
book was banned in multiple countries, mostly those who have the potential for high volatility among the population.