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Words from a quirky bird
Posted by jotsy in General Discussion
Sun Jan 30th 2011, 01:30 AM
The red shirts of Thailand, the recent episodes in Greece, the students from the United Kingdom. It's already not just Egypt's battle. I don't feel that to identify with them in terms of the obstacles to accessing the existential infrastructure and wanting to fight for fairness in that is an insult. My first question would be if all we want is fair, why have we been made to fight for it?

But your thread has developed and also degraded as the topic turns to talk of revolution here, what it means, what it looks like and what justifies it. Some of the comments up thread are contentious and phrased in ways that borrow a wide brush of authority with an audacity I find a bit mind boggling.

I say a revolution is what we make it and one does indeed need making if the notion of this nation is to endure. I don't appreciate being painted into a box with tea party noodles for thinking that, either. My allegiances lie to the spirit of the democratic principle, you know social and economic equality? If what I understand about how my government is supposed to operate is true, then I know that none of it is working as designed or intended. If you want a branch by branch break down of that, let me know. That's why I contend revolution is justified.

So zip through about a cajillion scenarios and subsequent what ifs to arrive at what it can look like. I contend it depends on the means, a blood in the streets confrontation doesn't have to be had for revolutionary tactics to be engaged in. That is a worst case scenario, (given no other countries armies are here, liberating us from the tyranny of our leaders) will bring the kind of open ended ugly, survival of the fittest crap it hurts me to see any child face.

What I have called for is a bloodless coup, what that entails is non compliance in some facets and a good hard push in others. Stop the flow of money to the machine and demand the EQUAL application and enforcement of the rule of law. The man power exists due to the lack of jobs to visit local offices of DA's and Justice Department satellites. Go in number, go repeatedly, go with alternative media in tow and arm yourselves with the tools as outlined in Vincent Bugliosi's book, The Prosecution of George W. Bush. A separate contingent could apply that same principle to the financial services industry which economist Michael Hudson recently described as a stupid parasite that believes it can suck its host dry and move on freely to the next victim. I owe people around the world the effort of trying to see that discontinued.

What does it mean? It may mean we live without electricity and cell phones and plumbing for awhile. Seems to me the pioneers managed. If fear of being without modern day conveniences convinces some that a lifetime of servitude is preferable, I guess that's their call to make, but I wonder how they'll feel when the day comes, that they are without those things anyway. It might mean that the call to mold governance as needed in the view of this public can be seen to still and all these years later, the declaration of independence us calls us home even when echoed from far off lands like Egypt.

This populace risking violence, death and disappearance and where we're at or what is necessary is not for you alone to determine. I find us not where we are supposed to be as a nation, based on the repeated usurpation of the public will, which we are said to be of, by and for. I know I am not alone in these beliefs, and that more share my beliefs than did last year or even last month. The swell is on and government here will learn to act as a conduit of the public will or find itself replaced, or deemed unnecessary by its monetary masters who will leave them high and dry when there's nothing left if we don't revolt. That's the bed they've made for themselves and when the time comes, them who'll be sleeping in the wet spot.

Many a poster put on the defensive in this thread, a couple have handled some pretty snarky comments with respectable grace and one in particular has garnered my awe for their ninja like precision as a debater, I hope you know who you are! Well done.


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What are words for? To communicate, to sell, to label, to condition. Here I use them in a variety of forms to facilitate a way forward through the PTB's dark and sadistic maze. I am a progressive and the job is bringing that forward to now. I stand proudly by the democratic principle and when the party or the platform that bears its name stand apart from that, I'm obliged to follow suit in standing opposed to it.

Enough about political matters and on to the meo myo bio thing. I reside in the Pacific Northwest, parent of 3, add one if you include the dog and a spouse I stand back to back with when things get tough. I have some education as a journalist, here trying to push what was once a pen and is now a bunch of keys. The skill set in this high tech world is a slow work in progress.

See you in the threads. Sew good things to say as this is a sharp crowd and in more ways than one.
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