We both agreed that violent revolution would not be the answer, no matter how good it would feel to pull the Wall Street bankers out of their offices and “string them up.” I won’t subject you to the entire conversation, but what it boiled down to was this:
Vietnam Veteran said:
I would be the last American to vote for Obama in 2012 because I am convinced that his policies are causing us to spiral down into a black hole from which there will be no return. In the same vein, conservatives who hate Obama are not doing the country any favors by forwarding false and misleading e-mails about him simply because they want to see him fail. He’s doing an excellent job of that on his own. In the end, none of this really matters. People are going to believe what they want to believe.
I’m beginning to think that the Mayans may be right, that the end will come on Dec. 21, 2012. Not by a physical or natural calamity, but by a world-wide economic collapse that could create anarchy all over the planet and plunge us into a world that Mad Max had to deal with. (Yes, I’m well stocked up on food, drinking water, guns, ammo and gas for my generator!)
Anarchy and Mad Max?
That’s the reason I support the “Occupy” protests. They’re non-violent and trying to get Wall Street to pacify the masses through getting Wall Street to end the “maximum profit” mentality.
The middle class exists as a buffer between the rich and poor, but lately, the middle class has been getting the shaft.
Thus, the buffer has eroded, and if the middle class is eroded any more, there will be a revolution, and it won’t be pretty.
If “Occupy” fails, the next uprising will not be peaceful and it will be the fault of big business and Wall Street and their failure to compromise. People have not thought out what violent revolution would truly mean.
It would be horrible.
Vietnam Veteran closed the emails with:
“Agree, except I do not think there will be a next time before the violence, it looks to me like it will come to a head when the government push and the one’s in the street push back. We will see….”
He might be right. The 1% could finally realize that these protests are for real and decide to get their wholly owned subsidiary in Washington DC to call out the troops to crush the protestors. This could lead to violent revolution. Especially if many of those troops either refused to fire on the protestors, or if many of the troops joined in the protest.
So, what might violent protest/revolution mean?
While we are busy trying to liberate ourselves from the tyranny of the Wall Street bankers/pirates, another country could take the opportunity to insert their agents into the movement to undermine the people and spread their own political agenda.
Even worse, China might use the distraction to attack Vietnam and the Philippines into a war over minerals and oil. India would certainly get involved, and we would have nuclear powers fighting each other for their share of the earths dwindling resources.
What would violent revolution in this country mean for us?
I’m not foolish enough to believe I could hole up with my supplies and fight against an organized gang, whether they be on motorcycles or Crips & Bloods.
Not only that, what would a breakdown of services mean for us? No social programs at all?
Even worse, imagine if the power went out tomorrow and never came back on.
Utah might be safe, because the Mormons are organized, but is that how you would want to live?.
So, who would lead after a revolution? The possibilities are endless.
Would it be a Washington and Jefferson, or would we be dominated by a dictatorship?
Or would we be crushed by the 1% and kicked in the butt and told to go back to our hovels and be good slaves for them?
Or, will we succeed and force Wall Street to yield to the people and give us back our Country?
I am the 99%