(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
I’m not advocating revolution, but a revolution is coming. I couldn’t stop it if I wanted to, I wouldn’t stop it if I could. The same conditions that triggered revolution in France in 1789, in Russia in 1917, in every land where governments were overthrown by the people are evident here. The systems of oppression are different, but the consequences are the same. The faces of the political and economic elites are different, but their abusive agenda is the same. The names of the oppressed are different, but their contempt for the government and intensifying anger are the same.
The fuse of revolution is burning more slowly here, but it’s burning and it’s going to keep burning because the outrages never end, the lies never stop, the corruption keeps spreading and the patience of the people keeps wearing thinner and thinner, as jobs keep disappearing and the cost of living keeps rising and families keep suffering and anger keeps intensifying.
I’m not calling for revolution, no one is calling for revolution, but that doesn’t matter. Revolutions become inevitable when government abuses become pervasive, when corruption becomes entrenched in the system, when leaders betray the people one time too many, when conditions simply cannot be tolerated any longer.
I don’t know if revolution is a year away, or five years away, or ten years away, but it’s coming. I don’t know if it will be bloodless or bloody, but it’s coming. I don’t know if it will make things better or make things worse, but it’s coming. It’s coming because Republicans are a pack of scheming criminals and Democrats are a pack of craven cowards. It’s coming because neither party has a fucking clue what honesty is, what integrity is, what responsibility is. It’s coming because neither party gives a flying fuck about anything except power.
America’s last chance for real reform came and went in 2009. That last chance is gone because of this fucking idiot . . .
He could have heeded the wisdom of Paul Krugman, but he listened to Larry Summers instead. He could have heeded the wisdom of Dennis Kucinich, but he listened to Rahm Emanuel instead. He could have ended the war in Afghanistan, but he escalated it. He could have kept his campaign promises, but he broke them. He could have upheld the rule of law, but he shit on it. He could have given America real healthcare reform, but he’s giving us that pig of a bill and expects us to be grateful for it.
The fuse of revolution is going to burn faster as conditions keep getting worse and the economy keeps tanking and homes keep being lost and healthcare costs keep escalating and politicians keep betraying us. If you aren’t ready for what’s coming, get ready, because it’s coming whether you want it to or not, its coming and the teabaggers still won’t have a clue what’s happening or why, it’s coming, it will blow this corrupt government away, it will blow the profiteers away, it will blow the bankers away, it will blow the corporate criminals away, it will shake this country to its foundations and shatter the lethal illusions that made revolution inevitable.