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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-02-13 06:28 AM
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At least the USSR served as proof that regular people could rise up and take power back from the aristocrats.

But did they take power? Or did they trade rule by military-backed royals for a military-backed, security state dictatorship?

"Take back" assumes that the people of Russia had some kind of power before the czars. Did they, though?

What did the American Revolution do?

Less than 6% of the population of the thirteen colonies had the right to vote on the Constitution of the United States--and none of those living outside the 13 colonies had a vote.

Before we "threw off" the yoke of King George what percentage of those living in what is now the continental US had a say in what was happening to it? Was it really a lot less than 6%?

What say do you and I have today, really?

Sorry. I guess this must be one of my un-hopey changey days.

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