( – promoted by buhdydharma )
Continuing the theme, (I’ll stop when ‘they’ do!) of revolution and what it means. Especially in light of the bailout/robbery that was supposed to magically fix everything and save the economy. It was passed Congress over the weekend, and today of course, the economy (if you are naive or disingenuous enough to believe the Dow is the economy) is tanking big time.
So…if WE are FORCED to pay 700,000,000,000 dollars to the very rich people who fucked up enough to need it….who then tell us they can ‘fix it’ if we pay for it….and it DOESN’T ‘fix it.’ and we are out Seven Hundred Billion….AND stuck with a tanking economy…..NOW WHAT???
And how do we do it?
Of course it is not just the current bailout/robbery/wealth transfer/ class war…
It is also the fact that they have fucked everything ELSE up too. In my opinion one of the key things to remember when thinking about all of this is that the Ruling Class is just as dumb (and perhaps even dumber due to the insulation of their lives) as everyone else. They rule not by merit, but by inheritance or through being groomed by others in the Ruling Class. They put their pants on one at a time too….if they can even manage that, without a valet!
In other words, their ‘Rule” is somewhat arbitrary, and certainly not based on anything like some kind of empirical evidence of their worthiness…or ability…or acuity…or competence.
They are certainly far removed from the God/Kings that they emulate in their certainty. They do NOT rule by divine will. Their is no real reason for them to be the Rulers, other than the fact they, in fact, are.
And they have, as previously stated, fucked up royally. (haha) And by all appearances, shall continue to do so. So, what do we, The Ruled, do when the Rulers prove themselves (time and again) incapable and incompetent at Ruling?
If we take violent revolt out of the picture, how do we rebel against them? How do we create a revolutionary revolution?
When I asked this question at Dkos last night, people basically had two answers: Tax revoly and fleeing the country.
The latter may be somewhat personally satisfying, but certainly is ineffective as far as achieving any kind of meaningful change. The former is a great idea in theory…but. But it would take a mass movement, acting as one and at once to avoid the machinery of the state rolling over individuals.
So the answer, whatever form is chosen, comes down to one thing, in my opinion: Organization.
Achieving a critical mass of revolting people. So to speak. And then making sure that their voice is heard by the Ruling Class. Making sure that the Ruling Class is reminded that they do not rule by divine right, that there are other people out here too. That the games that they play with the economy to increase their already vast wealth are not games to us. That the economy to us is the food in our children’s mouths. That global war games waged to increase their vast wealth or geopolitical power are not games to us, as it is to them, but that these are our sons and daughters and sisters and brothers that they are sending to die. That they are sending to kill other peoples sons and daughters and sisters and brothers. That when you torture one person, no matter what the color of their skin, you torture all of us.
That this earth that they are destroying is not a piece on the corporate board to us, that she is our mother, and the only planet we have and that her health and well being is not for sale.
These are the things that The Ruling Class need The People to remind them of, the things the Ruling Class needs to keep in mind if they do not want a violent revolution.
These are the things that we are trying to tell them, but they do not appear to be listening. So it comes down to us having to find a way to come together and YELL it out in one, united. voice. Unmistakable and unignorable.
We have the tool to do it, we can and are making ourselves heard on the internet as individuals and small groups. All we lack is the will and the way to come together and the specific medium (on the net) through which to do it.
We are at a cusp, a turning point, if they cannot change things, we will have to. We better get to work on figuring out…how.