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  •  I've been saying it here for 7 years now (2+ / 0-)
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    BroadwayBaby1, marsanges

    I certainly don't make any secret of it.

    Alas, in my 30-odd years in the movement, I have come to the conclusion that whenever I hear anyone talking constantly about picking up guns and running into the streets, it's always one of three things:

    1. some young kid who doesn't know how to do political organizing

    2. some testosterone-poisoned kid who just wants to show everyone his dick is bigger than everyone else's

    or

    3. a cop

    Serious revolutionaries are organizers.  Unserious ones, aren't.

    •  I didn't notice (1+ / 0-)
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      marsanges

      I didn't notice what you had been saying.  But don't be too hard on the  young whippersnappers.  When the revolution comes, we seasoned citizens need them on the front lines.  

      •  alas, they remind me of the young warriors who go (0+ / 0-)

        charging off into battle with their enthusiastic cries--without any battle plan.

        It just gets them killed (or clubbed by the cops)  for no real accomplishment.

      •  The old are always ready to send the young to war (0+ / 0-)

        It is not accident "Infantry" is derived from the French "des enfants", or children. Ad on the front lines they are indeed to be found, serving as la fourrage des canons.

        Climate change will probably force more wars on mankind than the most trigger-happy political system could ever want. If we can avoid those I'll not be rooting for revolutions to take up the slack.

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