REVOLUTION

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Revolution:
-an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.

-the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed.

Usually violent, but it doesn't have to be. The point is to take down the current government and/or political system and replace it with another, usually in a short period of time. The point is FREEDOM from the rich bastards that rule us all.

Declaration of Independence

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 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. 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, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Revolution, that's what they were talking about. "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another."

It seems damn necessary to me. Those thinking anything will change regarding how we are ruled by playing by their rules are wrong. Worrying about the democratic party, the republican party, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, it all doesn't matter. The verdict is in, it has become necessary.

Many people are there, more are getting there every day. It's only a matter of time. The trajectory we're on is not slowing and it's not changing. The wealth inequality, the wars, the power of the wealthy, the rich and ultra rich continues to increase with nothing to stop it except We the People.

"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.

"All experience hath shewn" that we'll keep falling for the bullshit of politician after politician until we get Satan himself as President. Maybe then the evils will be sufferable enough to do what needs to be done.

Pretty simple really, it always has been. We're only humans.

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Big Al's picture

nothing else seems to matter anymore. Not to me.
Fuck everything else, it's become completely ridiculous.

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smiley7's picture

the heavy-lift needs millions of hands joined; i've faith in the young, but i sure wish my words could move the old farts out of the way.

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Big Al's picture

@smiley7 no doubt, but us old farts have to play a part. We know what we know, we are the wise elders. Dammit!

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smiley7's picture

@Big Al @Big Al
the little shits like 'topers' must go. They are in the way. Inspired by Anais Nin last week, i posted a short essay attempting to address the problem, 'want a revolution, make a friend,' i wrote.

But, how to break through the loud noise in time bewilders me. Now, getting by challenges my mind, a daily strain i share with millions; wish it were not so. How do we ask those holding on to life rafts to rise up without violence, educate those in the USA to vote?

We need leaders!

"There's a chance peace will come in your life" ~ Melanie

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin

peace, brother

edit for spelling

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janis b's picture

@smiley7

Anais Nin

Lykee Li ...

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@janis b
janis b

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@smiley7

in response to your new poem.

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snoopydawg's picture

here at home and we have been watching this come true for a long time.
Maybe as far back as the Vietnam war protests or even earlier.
The powers that be knew that one day they would push us too far and we would rise up against them. And that's why they militarized the police. It's their way of getting around Posse Comitatus which has been the law in this country since 1878.
I think that if a million or more people would take to the streets and protest against the corporate coup then maybe we can get them to change what they are doing. A major months long boycotts would also be needed. That would grind capitalism to a standstill.
How we get that many people off their buttocks and into the streets is something that we will have to figure out.
This article talks about this issue.

No great wall separates U.S. foreign policy from domestic policy. The Manhattan Institute is an influential think tank founded in 1978 by William Casey, former head of all U.S. intelligence and Director of the CIA. In a 2006 report “Merging Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism Strategies,” they describe “The New Paradigm:”

We know too that globalization is a permanent fact. The international economy is the engine of our nation and the source of our wealth. It means that all the physical and conceptual walls associated with the modern, sovereign state—the walls that divide domestic from international, the police from the military, intelligence from law enforcement, war from peace, and crime from war—are coming down.

Those walls aren't coming down, they are already down. We first saw a preview of this after the Boston marathon bombings when SWAT and police in riot gear with their military equipment basically shut down Waterton and went into people's homes without a warrant to search for the bombers. How many people criticized this action? Or how many felt that that was okay because they were afraid?
We next saw another preview of martial law during the DAPL protests.
How many are aware that the people who had the attack dogs who they let bite people were from a private contractor company that has ties to Blackwater?
Think about this. Our government was okay with private mercenaries operating inside our country.
Next we saw the militarized police attacking peaceful protesters with "non lethal" rubber bullets that left a woman fighting to keep her arm, another woman trying to keep her eye after they were hit with those "non lethal" bullets.
We watched those police officers whose jobs were to protect us spraying water when the temperature was below freezing, spraying them with their huge canisters of pepper spray and we watched as they hit people with their batons and then we watched as they...........
And probably more than half of Americans cheered the police on because those people weren't minding the police.
And we watched as they did some of those same things to people in the BLM.
And again, how many people cheered when that happened?
If that many people think what the police were doing was okay, then how are we going to get them out and into the streets?
This article talks about empire abroad and at home and inside it there are some great links to what Obama did before he left office and now we get a million people into the streets.
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/26/empire-abroad-empire-at-home/
https://befreedom.co/how-do-we-organize-a-hundred-million/

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“When police break the Law then there is no Law - just a fight for survival.” - Billy Jack

janis b's picture

@snoopydawg

befreedom link.

The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” — Che Guevara
... Whether we look to the past or peer into the future, universal values will help us to find our way.

There's lots of good reading in that link.

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snoopydawg's picture

@janis b
It has great articles on it and they have a lot of links to other articles.
I found it a few weeks ago from an article that joe posted in his EBs.

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“When police break the Law then there is no Law - just a fight for survival.” - Billy Jack