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THIS is What Revolution Looks Like... (A Must Read!)

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posted on Nov, 18 2011 @ 05:03 PM
"Welcome to the revolution...the elites have exposed their hand," writes Chris Hedges about the New World Order. Chris was a New York Times writer for eight years before leaving the establishment and writing for alternative news sources. He is a seriously good writer and it's good to have him on our team.

Here's a few quotes from an article he wrote today about the NWO which is making the rounds. I'll put a link for the whole article below.

Get back into your cages, they are telling us. Return to watching the lies, absurdities, trivia and celebrity gossip we feed you in 24-hour cycles on television. Invest your emotional energy in the vast system of popular entertainment. Run up your credit card debt. Pay your loans. Be thankful for the scraps we toss. Chant back to us our phrases about democracy, greatness and freedom. Vote in our rigged political theater. Send your young men and women to fight and die in useless, unwinnable wars that provide corporations with huge profits. Stand by mutely as our bipartisan congressional super committee, either through consensus or cynical dysfunction, plunges you into a society without basic social services including unemployment benefits. Pay for the crimes of Wall Street.

They think we will all go home and accept their corporate nation, a nation where crime and government policy have become indistinguishable, where nothing in America, including the ordinary citizen, is deemed by those in power worth protecting or preserving, where corporate oligarchs awash in hundreds of millions of dollars are permitted to loot and pillage the last shreds of collective wealth, human capital and natural resources, a nation where the poor do not eat and workers do not work, a nation where the sick die and children go hungry, a nation where the consent of the governed and the voice of the people is a cruel joke.

The historian Crane Brinton in his book “Anatomy of a Revolution” laid out the common route to revolution. The preconditions for successful revolution, Brinton argued, are discontent that affects nearly all social classes, widespread feelings of entrapment and despair, unfulfilled expectations, a unified solidarity in opposition to a tiny power elite, a refusal by scholars and thinkers to continue to defend the actions of the ruling class, an inability of government to respond to the basic needs of citizens, a steady loss of will within the power elite itself and defections from the inner circle, a crippling isolation that leaves the power elite without any allies or outside support and, finally, a financial crisis. Our corporate elite, as far as Brinton was concerned, has amply fulfilled these preconditions. But it is Brinton’s next observation that is most worth remembering. Revolutions always begin, he wrote, by making impossible demands that if the government met would mean the end of the old configurations of power. The second stage, the one we have entered now, is the unsuccessful attempt by the power elite to quell the unrest and discontent through physical acts of repression.

Pretty powerful stuff. This writer defends OWS--but it's pretty clear he knows who is running the world. The whole article can be found here:
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posted on Nov, 18 2011 @ 05:11 PM
hedges is one of my heroes and he has a unique perspective, having seen a lot of civil disobedience around the world.

i would recommend his book 'empire of illusion' to anybody. he compares american politics to professional wrestling and makes some other interesting, funny and sad observations. i will always be interested to hear what he has to say about our current situation.

thanks, op!

posted on Nov, 18 2011 @ 05:45 PM
Dude can write.

Interesting breakdown on the anatomy of revolution. Thanks, Op. Bumpity.

posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 09:08 AM
reply to post by MRuss

The revolution is not so much about kalashnikovs and passionate rhetoric... A revolution should be seen as a new stage of development, primarily a new way of thinking and innovation in a system of social relations and governance. If it fails to do that then it is merely yet another ‘palace coup’ bringing grist to someone else's mill.

A new idea of a self-balancing government by, of and for the people, comprising several independent parties with a movable centre of joint decisions, would put an end to this discord and consolidate society. It would also open a new, evolutionary way of development without social turmoil and without political and economic cataclysms.

True Democracy and Liberty is here: [gratuitous link removed]
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posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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Hell yeah dude this # needs to end

posted on Nov, 28 2011 @ 09:43 AM
I love how in the minds of most people revolutions are freak anomolies that only happen in other countries where people are brown and illiterate.

It is as if the very idea of a revolution happening in AmeriKa is absurd to even entertain.

I am here to tell you it WILL happen and it wil happen sooner rather than later.
You don't need a crystal ball to see that.

The question is, Do we even have a choice?
Are we falling right into their trap?
Are we being pushed and prodded to revolt?
It sure seems like it.

There is going to be violent revolt in this coutry!!! It has been brewing for a long time and it is just about ready to pop.

Don't say you weren't warned.

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