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  •  I understant your point. (3+ / 0-)
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    And I suspect others do, too.

    Personally, I'm committed to non-violent approaches on moral grounds. Second, the would-be freedom fighters lost the arms race to the U.S. government long, long ago. Also, I believe the right approach would work. Unfortunately, it involves millions of relatively, effectively unengaged Democrats--including most of those who focus solely on electoral politics and representative government--becoming engaged with direct action and mass protest in a way they aren't even contemplating today, a way in which they are ever likely to undertake.

    As I said elsewhere in this thread:

    Picture 3 million or more flooding the streets, squares and parks of D.C. every day and proclaiming a specific set of demands involving election reform, legislative reform, ethics reform, financial sector reform and a 15-year plan for a war effort on Climate Change, and not leaving until they have happened.

    Think of the organization, planning, logistics and infrastructure that would be necessary. Think of the message control.

    Frankly, it's either going to be this scenario or it will be violence, either from right-wing militias or the eco-terrorist types (eco here referring to economics and/or or ecology).

    The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries. -WiA "When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill..." - PhilJD

    by Words In Action on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:41:39 AM PST

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    •  p.s., it reminds of the Deep Green Movement (1+ / 0-)
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      and the underground it espouses but claims not to have.

      On the one hand, I can understand why some would embrace the moral position that saving the planet trumps non-violence, especially since the non-violence that is being used to today is so absurdly ineffective, given the size of the resistance and the power of the opposition. So, they assume, the only solution for an over-matched resistance -- over-matched because too many are complacent and/or distracted (i.e., unengaged) -- are the tactics of all committed groups in this position: terrorism.

      On the other, I personally can't go there. I mean, I can see civil disobedience, direct action and mass protest...I just can't go with physical violence for moral reasons.

      The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries. -WiA "When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill..." - PhilJD

      by Words In Action on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 08:49:26 AM PST

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