Friday, February 13, 2009

1776

Originally posted at my blog Buckeye Toughts.

A friend sent me this today. Now, it is a bit dated since it was written last November, a few days before the election. Now couple it with what VA has written of late. We're heading into a dangerous area. Believe me when I say a revolution would be horrible, it would be unfathomable. I am trying to think as a I write this post what it would be like and I know I am fooling myself. It would be devastating, horrible, and many more things. Now granted I don't think Barry by himself or the Democrat-controlled Congress would be the tipping point. Their actions, like the stimulus bill, would be a starting point. I don't want to guess where it would end and/or what would touch it off. Lest you all forget, revolutions don't need to be violent. I still hope there is time for our great republic to recover four years from now. However, I've never felt so much fear as now. What scares me most about Barry is that on a true political scale from Left being Socialist/Communist and Right being Conservative, he is true Left. The Democrats, generally have been a Center party but in the last election they really moved to the Left and the Republicans have started shifting towards the Center. Remembering Spain how PP plays the Center and seeing how neither party will take the necessary steps to save Spain only resonates with me as I see we are heading down the same path as Spain. At the same time, as my friend said, I'm comforted. We aren't alone in America! Should the unthinkable, horrible hour come, I will fight for her. Will you?

PS: The looming threat of the NAU is another factor. I've kind of lulled myself into not worrying too much but reading the first linked article again woke me up again, screaming (figuratively, of course ;-) ). I just hope if there is a revolution, that it is not violent. That would be...I can't even put into words the fear or anger I'd have at such a moment.

12 comments:

CherryPie said...

I would say there is never a single tipping point, several things would have to come together to cause a revolution. Also there would have to be some sort of organised front for a revolution to happen.

Most of the people in the UK are totally hacked off with what the government are doing, but I don't sense a revolution is imminent.

dearieme said...

"I don't sense a revolution is imminent": neither do I - but if one started, don't you think that nearly everyone would join in?

CherryPie said...

but if one started, don't you think that nearly everyone would join in?

I think that would depend on how it started, in my experience most people are quite apathetic.

BobG said...

"I would say there is never a single tipping point, several things would have to come together to cause a revolution."

I agree.

"Also there would have to be some sort of organised front for a revolution to happen."

True, but only to a certain degree. Some revolutions built up to near the breaking point, and then something relatively minor can be the final straw that causes it to flare up.

"I think that would depend on how it started, in my experience most people are quite apathetic."

Quite true; there are a lot of people who will take whatever the government dishes out, depending on their temperament. The American Revolution was not conducted by all of the colonists; there was a surprisingly high percentage of colonists who did not think of themselves as Americans, but as British citizens. Benjamin Franklin's son was a loyalist who emigrated to England with the British troops, and never came back.

CherryPie said...

some revolutions built up to near the breaking point, and then something relatively minor can be the final straw that causes it to flare up.

Yes Bob I agree, that crosses over with my comment that several things would have to come together. When those several things come together there is as you say the final straw. Then all hell can break loose!!!

revenai said...

Sometimes the largest fires come from the smallest sparks - a dangerous lesson from here in Australia.

If you pile emough dead wood of frustrations, a sense of outrage, and sense of unfairness (all of which can be accepted individually without action) - it can sometimes the very smallest thing that probably in the list of grievances may not seem outrageous- but which can be that one little spark that lights the infernon.

And I sense that underneath all the apathay is a sense of indignation growing. It would be interesting to start an 'English Liberation Army" page on Facebook - I feel the result would be frightening.

lady macleod said...

the good news is this is a country where everyone can speak their mind..

jailhouselawyer said...

I am up for a revolution. Every revolution in history has its roots in prison. The present revolution is no exception. What the Prisoners Votes Case does is challenge the legitimacy of Parliament. This view is shared by both academics and the Joint Committee on Human Rights. I concur.

Article 61 of Magna Carta (1215) allows for Lawful Rebellion. However, it must be a bloodless one. Those wishing to jump on the bandwagon may do so in the comments below...

dearieme said...

"Every revolution in history has its roots in prison." The French revolutionaries several times invaded a prison and slaughtered the prisoners. To popular acclaim, I dare say.

CherryPie said...

the good news is this is a country where everyone can speak their mind..

For now...

James Higham said...

I don't know how you see it but I'm enjoying the nature of the comments here more these days.

No single tipping point. Yes, the catalyst is the thing. Food for thought here, maybe a post.

James Higham said...

By the way, thanks, Matt.