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  •  everyone thinks they can control a revolution (21+ / 0-)

    until they lose their head.

    "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." Arundhati Roy

    by LaFeminista on Sun May 19, 2013 at 10:49:22 AM PDT

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    •  True, but look how fast they shut down (8+ / 0-)

      Occupy when it refused to go away.  This, IMHO, is the reason our police forces have been militarized/drone-enabled and not for law enforcement or "terrorism" reasons.  

      They know it's coming, that people will reach a breaking point with the continuation of wealth-stripping and austerity, and want to be "ready" to squelch it as soon as it starts.  The erosion of the middle class that started in the 1980s has gained momentum in the new millenium and is increasing rapidly.  

      They've stripped and robbed the poor.  And now they've successfully stripped the middle class of it's homes, the major asset for most members of the middle class as well as continuing to strip the buying power of wages so home ownership is now out of reach for most workers.  They'll keep on stripping earning power through outsourcing of jobs, removing benefits, and lowering of salaries that comes with high unemployment and the competition for jobs.  

      They're now going after seniors and future seniors at a faster pace by robbing penions and retirement savings via Wall Street/Bankster gambling if not outright theft by corporate bancruptcy proceedings.  And they won't be happy until Medicare and Social Security are a thing of the past.

      The police state is ready for the inevitable outcome.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Sun May 19, 2013 at 12:28:58 PM PDT

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      •  on the other hand. . . . (4+ / 0-)
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        look how quickly and completely the Soviet police state collapsed when its huge security apparatus elected not to defend it.

        Even the most brutal dictatorship must fall when it no longer has any legitimacy in the eyes of the people around (and within) it.

        •  It took a brave leader to start the ball rolling (1+ / 0-)
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          by opening the borders for people wanting to get out.  Yes, I think people win in the end, but not without a huge cost and the full extent of the police state revealing itself.

          A smarter govenment would recognize and prevent the necessity of a revolt.  Ours is made up of coin operated politicians who dance to the tune of the 1% who keep inserting the coins.

          There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

          by Puddytat on Sun May 19, 2013 at 01:28:23 PM PDT

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      •  The police state isn't ready (2+ / 0-)
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        deep info, Puddytat

        It isn't ready at all. Look what happened with dorner in la. If there had been a general uprising like in the Rodney king uprising then the lapd would have been quickly smashed. Gear only does so much there's about 40k cops in NYC and eight million people. A revolution is when a third of those people decide that the cops have to go. There's no way to stop that without destroying the city.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Sun May 19, 2013 at 03:05:33 PM PDT

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