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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:57 AM
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11. Maybe because they've always been violent...
... I don't know, but I'd have to say that the major revolutions in the world came about through violence, including our own.

For the most part, sudden change in government (which is the definition of revolution: "an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed") doesn't come without resistance to that change by the existing government. That resistance most often comes in the form of violence and repression.

And, in this country, given its general tendency toward violence, I think the result of revolution would be a violent and repressive reaction by government--especially from the administration we have now.

It's an assumption, as you say, but a reasonable one, based on what this country is.

What I would rather see than violence is perhaps a sophisticated version of civil strife--mass slowdowns on the job, strikes, lots of monkey wrenches in the works. But, truthfully, I don't think this administration would notice--and if they did, the result would be more repression.

The real problem today is that too many people believe the Republicans are acting in the people's best interests--that's why they keep voting for the bastards. That why I say that hard times are far more likely than genuine revolution.

Cheers.

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