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Zorra

(27,670 posts)
26. Yes, I realize that. But they know, and we know, that they have us by the short hairs.
Sun Nov 9, 2014, 02:10 PM
Nov 2014

There are two possible avenues of redress that I can think of.

The most effective would be focused, mass non-violent revolution. Mass general strike, don't buy anything, don't pay anything. We can't defeat them with violence, or through the political system that they control.

The best way to force greedy people to negotiate is to take away what they love most in the world: Money, power (control), and toys. If we simply stay home and don't operate their system for them, they can't arrest us, can't beat us up, can't kill us. It's kind of economic guerrilla warfare.The reason they were able to violently crush Occupy is that we were in the parks and streets, so they could tell us that exercising our freedom of expression was illegal, and therefore, they could beat us, pepper spray us, and lock us up.

If enough of us are all just sitting in our homes for a week, not participating in their game, what are they going to do? The only thing they can do is call a Waaambulance, or negotiate with the 99%.

In the meantime, they're losing billions and billions of dollars a day, their entire system is fucked. It will take a lot of personal sacrifice by the 99%, and we would need to plan ahead to remain comfortable during the non-action.

What it boils down to, are we willing to accept that our liberty and democracy is over forever, for the sake of temporary safety and security? Or are we going to take action that may be uncomfortable in order to secure a satisfactory future for ourselves and future generations?

The other possibility is to elect leaders who are not under the control of the 1%, who will act to establish real democracy and will dedicate their efforts solely to promoting the well bein of the 1%. But this isn't ever going to happen, the PTB won't ever let it happen, and they have all the power in the world to ensure that it never happens.

So...the only solution is world revolution.



WRITE-IN WARREN! [View all] R. P. McMurphy Nov 2014 OP
That's basically my plan, except I expect that there will be better candidates named on the ballots. NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #1
Welcome President Walker! yeoman6987 Nov 2014 #29
I don't care. I won't vote for Hillary Clinton. nt NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #32
Who said you have to? yeoman6987 Nov 2014 #33
Hillary is the best thing that could happen for the INdemo Nov 2014 #30
I love Warren, but DFW Nov 2014 #2
Great plan! rock Nov 2014 #3
lol! Indeed. nt Zorra Nov 2014 #5
Writing in a candidate in the Presidential election is complete fail. Zorra Nov 2014 #4
I am no longer willing to vote for the lesser of two evils. I know there are many others peacebird Nov 2014 #6
Bull. Shit. Rosco T. Nov 2014 #8
Nope. Just saying I will no longer give my vote to the lesser of two evils peacebird Nov 2014 #11
But you will help the 'thug win by lessening the Dem's vote count... Rosco T. Nov 2014 #19
+1 Historic NY Nov 2014 #31
So essentially, you're saying that ... frazzled Nov 2014 #15
No it's cause they don't get a pony... Rosco T. Nov 2014 #20
In states that are sure to go Blue, it's not. NYC_SKP Nov 2014 #7
did we learn nothing from this disaster election? backwoodsbob Nov 2014 #14
Bingo! peacebird Nov 2014 #16
The only solution is world revolution. Not voting for a Democrat is not going to change the system. Zorra Nov 2014 #17
I understand what you are saying backwoodsbob Nov 2014 #18
Yes, I realize that. But they know, and we know, that they have us by the short hairs. Zorra Nov 2014 #26
I 100% agree with that backwoodsbob Nov 2014 #27
I figured you would. Zorra Nov 2014 #28
true enough backwoodsbob Nov 2014 #34
There are no write-in votes in my state. NaturalHigh Nov 2014 #9
Translation: Hi guys, I'm useless. nt Ykcutnek Nov 2014 #10
Well now, that sounds like something a crazy person would suggest. The_Commonist Nov 2014 #12
Kind of early Andy823 Nov 2014 #13
The GOP would just love that.. DCBob Nov 2014 #21
Yeah, that's a winning strategy! n/t beaglelover Nov 2014 #22
How about waiting to see who runs before deciding what to do? MineralMan Nov 2014 #23
Why don't you just write in Ralph Nader? You'll get the same results. eom Cleita Nov 2014 #24
To be honest, if she was the nominee I'm not sure I would be able to vote for her. Bluenorthwest Nov 2014 #25
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