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Would Americans Actually Dare Revolt Against This Abusive Government?
ClashDaily.com ^ | 12/9/13 | Donald Joy

Posted on 12/11/2013 9:34:25 AM PST by IChing

America’s Founding Fathers spelled it out pretty clearly: The purpose of government is to secure the God-given, inalienable rights of men. They put that exact language into The Declaration of Independence.

They also spelled out, exactly, that when government becomes abusive, and “destructive of these ends,” it is mankind’s right and duty to alter, abolish, or overthrow it.

You may have seen the recent news about prominent and well-spoken experts testifying before Congress regarding the Obama administration’s shocking usurpations and out-of-control excesses, especially the utter lack of regard for Constitutional limits on the powers of the executive branch. The testimony was remarkable in that the prospect of possible citizen uprising and revolt was brought up repeatedly. I can’t recall in my lifetime this ever having happened before, in such an official, high-level on-the-record context before the cameras and klieg lights.

The question that comes to my mind foremost is not whether such outright revolt is justified or warranted. The question is whether enough of us have the will and the wherewithal to carry it out.

Given what millions of us see as plainly egregious high crimes and misdemeanors by Obama and his agents, without adequate redress of our grievances by those who we believe are also largely corrupt–our representatives in Congress–a large chunk of the American population easily pays lip service to the idea of actual revolution, as opposed to more of the same-old, same-old election cycle shenanigans.

But talking and doing are, of course, two very different things.

I realize that by typing these words and sending them out over the cyber-clothesline, I’m somewhat risking a visit from the gestapo. So what. Let them throw me in jail. My wife and son would suffer, but if I’ve learned anything about that woman in the eight years we’ve been married, it’s that she can catch fish just as well or even better than I can on any given day, and probably live off the land if she has to. She was pretty much raised that way.

Have we as a society become so soft and accustomed to the comforts of technology and of various government checks & subsidies that too few of us would ever forcefully resist the tyranny that is growing from the power-mad panderers of the Left?

Life certainly is much different today than in the days of the American Revolution. Not only are people generally much more dependent on vast, highly-advanced, complex, specialized, and bureaucratic systems and technology which have removed them so much from the concept and practice of self-reliance in nature of those more primitive times, but anyone contemplating some kind of active defiance of the status quo has to consider also the comparatively extremely lopsided scenario such a prospect involves where it comes to actual weapons systems, intelligence networks, command and control operations, and logistics.

George Washington’s regulars, guerrillas, mercenaries, and Minutemen were long-shot underdogs against a formidable foe, of course, in the vastly better equipped, funded, and armed redcoats of King George. However, the muskets, horses, and cannon of our Revolutionary fighters were somewhat comparable, in technological sophistication and array, to the similarly primitive (by modern standards) hardware deployed by the crown. Furthermore, having “home field advantage,” all the colonists really had to do was make things so horrible for the king’s forces, much of which had come all the way from across the ocean, that the King eventually just relented rather than continue to try to keep control from all those thousands of miles away.

Nowadays, however, we’re talking about guys (and gals) with handguns, hunting rifles, carbines, and really not much more than that at all, up against the most space-age, entrenched, home-grown federal leviathan of lasers and satellites, nuclear missiles and bomber planes, tanks, aircraft carrier ships, helicopters, jet fighters and cargo planes, AWACS and close-air support planes, refueling tanker planes, smart bombs, infrared and laser-guided weird weapons that can zap and vaporize entire city blocks (I’ve been out of the military too long to even know what the hell these new weapons are), not to mention truly spooky, virtually omniscient surveillance and communications technology along with the government’s presumed ability to shut down any kind of tech networks we might employ.

Real encouraging, isn’t it?

Y’all think we should just stick to trying to vote the bastards out? Or am I missing something?


TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: cwii; cwiiping; neversurrender; revolt; revolution; tyranny
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Should we merely suffer these abuses, hoping that more rigged and fraudulent elections will provide the necessary remedy? Do we really have any other choice? If so, do enough of us have the will?
1 posted on 12/11/2013 9:34:26 AM PST by IChing
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To: IChing

I don’t think we’ll ever revolt against the government no matter how tyrannical it beocomes. As a nation, as a people, we’re too fat, lazy and comfortable. Not all of us...but as a nation this is true.


2 posted on 12/11/2013 9:36:07 AM PST by pgkdan (Stay Calm and Cruz on! Ted Cruz for President in 2016!)
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To: IChing

bump


3 posted on 12/11/2013 9:36:31 AM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: pgkdan

I agree and with your reasoning


4 posted on 12/11/2013 9:36:41 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: IChing

Believe the “boiling frog analogy” is appropriate here. Unfortunately.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 9:39:44 AM PST by sarasota
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To: IChing

And miss the NFL playoffs? Are you kidding?


6 posted on 12/11/2013 9:39:50 AM PST by lesko
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To: IChing

If pushed far enough, I think so.

I am 60 years old.

Get off my lawn.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 9:40:36 AM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: IChing

Our Forefathers would’ve never succeeded if the British had nuclear weapons.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 9:41:59 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing
We didn't use nuclear weapons in Afghanistan, and a handful of troublemakers over there pretty much thumbed their noses at the military might of the west.

We still don't have control of the Taliban.

/johnny

9 posted on 12/11/2013 9:45:20 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: IChing
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

That was always the criterion. Totalitarians recognize this and try to push the envelope, always, as our own are doing at the moment. Nobody sane wants to start shooting anyone if it isn't necessary.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government...

Soap box, ballot box, jury box, cartridge box. The media soap box has been expropriated, the ballot box corrupted, the jury box overruled. I don't get the sense that the ones pushing the envelope have any idea how very close they're coming to the last resort. I do get the sense that they think they can control it when it happens. Every ruling class ever overthrown felt thought so, and they were all wrong.

10 posted on 12/11/2013 9:47:17 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: IChing

What we really need is a great General Turdgeson or twenty.


11 posted on 12/11/2013 9:49:52 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: IChing

The fighters in Afghanistan don’t have high tech and we’ve been there for, what, 12 years now? Viet Nam was no easy task either.

Voting is obsolete. We just allowed the ruling party to use the IRS to win an election, and the Civitas database probably was fed FBI and CIA and NSA data as well as IRS data. Nobody seems to be doing anything about that, so Iassume that the next election will see the same tools, tactics, and databases used again.


12 posted on 12/11/2013 9:50:07 AM PST by DBrow
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To: IChing; SunkenCiv

The public might be more willing to revolt if the Republicans in Congress would do their job, but instead of leading the way, they keep ignoring Obama’s abuses of power.


13 posted on 12/11/2013 9:51:29 AM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: sarasota
I think this entire 0bamacare fiasco, from its passage to its implementation and Team Barry's total disregard for accountability and the rule of law is one giant 'desensitization exercise' aimed at conditioning us to accept the intolerable.

Having successfully imposed 0bamacare with little to no resistance will only empower the regime to double down on lawlessness.

14 posted on 12/11/2013 9:51:48 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Berosus

Even worse, the senior Republican leadership is BASHING REPUBLICANS when they should be TRASHING OBAMACARE AND THE REGIME’S LAWLESS BEHAVIOR!


15 posted on 12/11/2013 9:53:53 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: IChing
Would Americans Actually Dare Revolt Against This Abusive Government?

They sure didn't have any trouble revolting against the Johnson and Nixon governments.

16 posted on 12/11/2013 9:57:05 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: lesko

. . . not to mention “Dancing With the Stars”.

Revolutions are nasty businesses, make you late for dinner and make you miss your shows. . .

(/sarcasm)


17 posted on 12/11/2013 9:59:14 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: CivilWarBrewing
and the rule of law is one giant 'desensitization exercise' aimed at conditioning us to accept the intolerable.

Interesting observation, I'd like to see it tested by cancelling EBT's though.

18 posted on 12/11/2013 10:00:50 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

LOL, what???


19 posted on 12/11/2013 10:01:24 AM PST by 556x45
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To: IChing

But do you think that if the bureaucrats who transmit the orders to and pay the soldiers and cops suffered a ten percent cull that the rest of them would continue to resist us? Or even show up to work, for that matter?


20 posted on 12/11/2013 10:03:01 AM PST by Technocrat (Romney-Ryan 2012 No I'm not changing my Sig)
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To: IChing
Should we merely suffer these abuses, hoping that more rigged and fraudulent elections will provide the necessary remedy? Do we really have any other choice? If so, do enough of us have the will?

The elections weren't rigged and fraudulent. We lost fair and square. We lost because our Santa Claus wasn't as generous as their Santa Claus. It's the demographics that are killing us. Now that the "gibs me dat" class is outnumbering the hard-working productive class, the Santa with the biggest bag of "free" stuff will continue to win.

Take solace in the fact that one of these days the money is going to run out and the free ride will be over. Santa's bag will be filled with nothing more than empty promises. That's when things are going to get really interesting around this place!

21 posted on 12/11/2013 10:03:44 AM PST by Drew68
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To: IChing

Barring a disaster somewhere on the scale of a nuclear war, this government is here to stay...for the foreseeable future, anyway.


22 posted on 12/11/2013 10:04:15 AM PST by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Absent an engaged electorate its only going to get worse. The ‘system’ was designed to work that way. Its not working b/c of US not them.


23 posted on 12/11/2013 10:04:30 AM PST by 556x45
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To: IChing
The question is whether enough of us have the will and the wherewithal to carry it out.

I'd like to think we'd rise to the occasion. I'm not heavily arm, but I'm so spitting mad, I'd fight tooth and nail.
24 posted on 12/11/2013 10:05:46 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: IChing

Most Americans are too lazy to bother.


25 posted on 12/11/2013 10:06:06 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I wonder if the South would have won the Civil War if they had solely used guerrilla warfare tactics?


26 posted on 12/11/2013 10:07:33 AM PST by wintertime
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To: IChing

Revolt is coming.


27 posted on 12/11/2013 10:09:25 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Drew68

Allowing single women, illegal aliens, felons, welfare leeches, et. al. to vote IS rigging them.


28 posted on 12/11/2013 10:09:48 AM PST by IChing
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To: lesko

That’s what I was thinking.

Black folks revolt.
Mexicans march at the drop of a hat.

White guys watch football.


29 posted on 12/11/2013 10:10:00 AM PST by djf (Global warming is a bunch of hot air!!)
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To: IChing

I think what is happening is that as the thugs in business suits that occupy the District of Criminals continues to increase their tyranny the reaction is to flee from it, but sometimes go to court and fight over it. And as more try to avoid Fedzilla the more tyrannical they become and thus the Vicious Circle gets more obvious and dangerous.


30 posted on 12/11/2013 10:12:37 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: IChing

Slowly people are begining to wake up and smell the coffee. The problems with Obamacare is one sign.


31 posted on 12/11/2013 10:13:43 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: hadaclueonce

I believe that people think they have too much (material possessions and the like) to lose and are not taking inventory of the things they’ve already lost. Their priorities are not right, there’s no reason for them to fight.


32 posted on 12/11/2013 10:14:27 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: IChing

“King eventually just relented rather than continue to ...try to keep control... from all those thousands of miles away.”

Excuse me! Can you say Kings Mountain? (Battle of)

Old king George’s top man got his a$% kicked here in S.C.. Then our people chased the rest of them back to Charleston..
I believe George’s troops made a deal, when they got to Charleston and found out there was no where to go.
It went something like this....
“If y’all will let us live we won’t burn the town down while we fight..
Done deal, we like Charleston so y’all can go..

Our troops up North heard about the whipping the South gave the English.
That rallied our American soldiers up North to fight and sent them all packing back to England..

English didn’t control nothing down South.
Saying and doing are far apart.

Attacking the Southern portion of America will be the next attackers down fall to..bet on it..


33 posted on 12/11/2013 10:15:21 AM PST by triSranch
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To: wintertime
I doubt the south could have won the war, but I don't think the north could have either, had the south stayed with hit and run tactics.

That was a big logistics war more than anything.

/johnny

34 posted on 12/11/2013 10:15:38 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: IChing

Yes, Americans would.

Wadd’s ya think “Tea Party” means?


35 posted on 12/11/2013 10:15:44 AM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: pgkdan
‘I don’t think we’ll ever revolt against the government no matter how tyrannical it becomes.’

Encourage young people to move to areas such as East Tenn (not Knoxville or probably Chattanooga) or East Texas or the region from the Dakotas to eastern Washington state. The more these areas fill up with ambitious, hard working, market oriented, family oriented straight people the better. Even the worst sort of government is much easier to bear if the population is not full of Quislings and welfare suck ups and queers.

36 posted on 12/11/2013 10:21:32 AM PST by robowombat
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To: pgkdan; SpinnerWebb
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We're about 90% of the way from Step 4 to Step 5

37 posted on 12/11/2013 10:21:55 AM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: G Larry

You mean the “Tea Party” that backed down, packed up and went home, cancelled their planned protest of unloading a truck full of boxes of tea outside the White House on April 15, 2009, because the U.S. Park Police said they didn’t have the proper permits in place for a protest? That?


38 posted on 12/11/2013 10:22:03 AM PST by IChing
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To: triSranch

You made my point for me.


39 posted on 12/11/2013 10:23:01 AM PST by IChing
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To: Technocrat
"...At what exact point, then, should one resist the communists?..."

"How we burned in the prison camps later thinking: what would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good‑bye to his family?

"Or if during periods of mass arrests people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang on the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand...the Organs (police) would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers...and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt."

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago

40 posted on 12/11/2013 10:25:03 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: pgkdan

I think we would, but getting the word out will be near to impossible unless we go back to pony express. Everything is snooped on, tracked, watched, photographed, etc. The British would have grabbed the guy in the North Tower before he gave the signal and Paul Revere’s horse would have been MIA if the American Revolution were occurring today.


41 posted on 12/11/2013 10:26:37 AM PST by madison10
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To: wintertime
I wonder if the South would have won the Civil War if they had solely used guerrilla warfare tactics?
Different topic but an interesting one. The Feds were definitely worried that CSA military leaders would just surrender the lame and halt and sick and tell their younger subordinate commanders to take as many people as wanted to go and scatter to the winds to continue the struggle. E. P. Alexander , a very competent officer, explicitly presented that option to Lee on the eve of Appomattox. Certainly the Afrikaners pretty much ran out the clock playing that option with the British in the South African War of 1899-1902. Davis didn't have the grasp or vision to use a sort of modified Maoist strategy which is just what Juarez did in Mexico. Representative regimes will eventually grow tired of interminable conflicts with a tactically resilient foe.
42 posted on 12/11/2013 10:27:14 AM PST by robowombat
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To: pgkdan
I don’t think we’ll ever revolt against the government no matter how tyrannical it beocomes. As a nation, as a people, we’re too fat, lazy and comfortable. Not all of us...but as a nation this is true.

you are 100% correct. We are so far from revolt that those advocating it are merely keyboard warriors of the first order. My grandfather fought in the Mexican Revolution and the Cristero War that followed. His reason for fighting was that the soldiers put his friend against the wall and shot him because they were out hunting rabbits and his friend had a .22 rifle. He said that they were starving and that the bandits were the only ones giving food. The reason he fought for El Cristo Rey was because he was a devout Catholic and the government burned a church and murdered the priests with several members of the church. By then he'd been fighting for about 3-4 years.

He said to never take food from the government or let your family be fed from "the man". It makes him your "patron" and you owe him your life.

We have so far to descend to actually make he middle class desperate enough for violence that it's a joke. Sure, there will be the occasional outrage like Waco or some TSA nonsense or even a growth in local police thuggery, but in general you have to be willing to die and lose all your home and savings in order to fight. So we are headed or should I say, sliding towards a socialist republic that will probably resemble some European hybrid with patches of "crazy" American freedom loving anachronisms.

43 posted on 12/11/2013 10:29:23 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: pgkdan
As a nation, as a people, we’re too fat, lazy and comfortable

Not to mention the job, the mortgage payment, the payments on the new truck and boat, soccer practice for the kids and NFL football on Sunday afternoons.

Maybe when their schedule slows down in February but then it'll be too cold to get out and do some revolutionizing......maybe in the spring.

44 posted on 12/11/2013 10:31:08 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: IChing

He’s missing something alright.


45 posted on 12/11/2013 10:33:40 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: IChing
"It's good to be King"
46 posted on 12/11/2013 10:36:16 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: All
You may have seen the recent news about prominent and well-spoken experts testifying before Congress regarding the Obama administration’s shocking usurpations and out-of-control excesses, especially the utter lack of regard for Constitutional limits on the powers of the executive branch. The testimony was remarkable in that the prospect of possible citizen uprising and revolt was brought up repeatedly. I can’t recall in my lifetime this ever having happened before, in such an official, high-level on-the-record context before the cameras and klieg lights.

Grandstanding for the cameras. While those giving such testimony are likely grounded in the American ideological basis for armed insurrection against the governing power, I am sanguine that they are, even though testifying, considering themselves as potentially so engaged. Hence mere pageantry.

The question that comes to my mind foremost is not whether such outright revolt is justified or warranted. The question is whether enough of us have the will and the wherewithal to carry it out.

Virtually all human beings have the will and wherewithal for lethal aggression against agents of the State if their conditions are sufficiently oppressive, despairing, hopeless and brutal. Create conditions where there is nothing left to lose and any human has the capacity for exiting the world with a bang of vengeance against the deservingly hated. What most fail to grasp is the banality of the process.

It is not through virtuous indignation and aroused ideology, adherence to political fantasy or even religious duty that people revolt. It comes through desperation. When your child is shot in front of you, your wife bayoneted as she crawls to him, your property burnt and your daughter passed around in front of you... then the human heart forces the hand to action. This is why dictatorships and tyrannies that maintain efficient locomotive schedules and minimal nutritional support for their populations tend to survive. When State agents commit horror and genocide you'll have your revolution. Shooting family pets and destroying 1/6th of the national economy is not going to trigger it.

Given what millions of us see as plainly egregious high crimes and misdemeanors by Obama and his agents, without adequate redress of our grievances by those who we believe are also largely corrupt–our representatives in Congress–a large chunk of the American population easily pays lip service to the idea of actual revolution, as opposed to more of the same-old, same-old election cycle shenanigans.

Mere talk.

But talking and doing are, of course, two very different things.

Of course. No one wants to be first precisely because being "first" means "being involuntarily motivated by firsthand experience of horror and genocide". And who the hell wants to put their loved ones through that in order to satisfy an imaginary revolutionary glory?

I realize that by typing these words and sending them out over the cyber-clothesline, I’m somewhat risking a visit from the gestapo.

Ridiculous. If nothing else, those charged with the duty of organic indigenous threat analysis can tell the difference between onanistic fantasy and operational planning. Furthermore, to equate the current tactics of the American state leviathan with the actual systematic murderous conduct of the Geheim Staatspolizei is premature.

Have we as a society become so soft and accustomed to the comforts of technology and of various government checks & subsidies that too few of us would ever forcefully resist the tyranny that is growing from the power-mad panderers of the Left?

Certainly not. Start shelling ethnic subdivisions; confiscating wealth (taxation is not confiscation); relocating masses of citizenry into sex-segregated lagers; eliminating the legal existence of alternate political parties; absconding with females from targeted populations; carry out extrajudicial killings publicly; and you'll have your revolution.

Life certainly is much different today than in the days of the American Revolution. Not only are people generally much more dependent on vast, highly-advanced, complex, specialized, and bureaucratic systems and technology which have removed them so much from the concept and practice of self-reliance in nature of those more primitive times, but anyone contemplating some kind of active defiance of the status quo has to consider also the comparatively extremely lopsided scenario such a prospect involves where it comes to actual weapons systems, intelligence networks, command and control operations, and logistics.

One human being tearing another apart with raw hands and teeth always remains an irremediable option. The trick is simply getting close enough and thereby effecting gameshift impact.

George Washington’s regulars, guerrillas, mercenaries, and Minutemen were long-shot underdogs against a formidable foe, of course, in the vastly better equipped, funded, and armed redcoats of King George. However, the muskets, horses, and cannon of our Revolutionary fighters were somewhat comparable, in technological sophistication and array, to the similarly primitive (by modern standards) hardware deployed by the crown. Furthermore, having “home field advantage,” all the colonists really had to do was make things so horrible for the king’s forces, much of which had come all the way from across the ocean, that the King eventually just relented rather than continue to try to keep control from all those thousands of miles away.

The Third Amendment means that the revolutionary in 21st century America has to go a little further than the bedroom down the hall to get to work, but the revolutionary's commute really does end in his own neighborhood.

The agents of the State have elderly parents, children, and other vulnerable noncombatants. "That's disgusting," you may say. Yes, absolutely, and that is how civil war is waged. I refer the outraged back to the primary point I proffer: that violent revolution is, in fact, produced in reaction to precisely that murderous action by the State against the vulnerable noncombatants of the People.

"All's fair in love and war" is not a cliche without reason.

Nowadays, however, we’re talking about guys (and gals) with handguns, hunting rifles, carbines, and really not much more than that at all, up against the most space-age, entrenched, home-grown federal leviathan of lasers and satellites, nuclear missiles and bomber planes, tanks, aircraft carrier ships, helicopters, jet fighters and cargo planes, AWACS and close-air support planes, refueling tanker planes, smart bombs, infrared and laser-guided weird weapons that can zap and vaporize entire city blocks (I’ve been out of the military too long to even know what the hell these new weapons are), not to mention truly spooky, virtually omniscient surveillance and communications technology along with the government’s presumed ability to shut down any kind of tech networks we might employ.

Real encouraging, isn’t it?


Shrug. Nothing good is easy. Violent overthrow and subsequent seizure of the State is the most risky and catastrophically dangerous human activity undertaken. Of course, the rewards of utter seizure of State power are unlimited, and thus the enticing lure it presents to all.

Y’all think we should just stick to trying to vote the bastards out? Or am I missing something?

Unless you're prepared to sacrifice your children to being gut-shot on the street for what you believe, don't even try anything else.

It's really time for fantasizing to stop, and reality to set in. If violent overthrow of the State is warranted by the true imperative of human conscience, begin it. If not, better to adhere to the political process than to trigger apocalyptic social revision. It causes less property damage and when the winds of fortune shift against you and your cause, you may find less blood spattering through it.
47 posted on 12/11/2013 10:44:53 AM PST by Robert Teesdale
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To: Hot Tabasco

.maybe in the spring.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

But then it will be Little League and the end of the school year recitals, etc.


48 posted on 12/11/2013 10:45:44 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Technocrat
ten percent cull

That's called "decimation".

49 posted on 12/11/2013 10:45:57 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Dick Vomer

Correct.


50 posted on 12/11/2013 10:47:17 AM PST by Robert Teesdale
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