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Old 09-21-2010   #41
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what I am talking about when I say the next Revolution and it may be violent or it may not. H/T to Fab Max for posting a series of links to some good articles about how robotization and automation are very real threats to our present Recession and future ones.



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Link to SWC member franksforum post on Global Governance. Some interesting stuff in here possible future revolutions in governance. I vote for scenario #2 Fragmentation!


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Some incredible graphics are in store for Cletus & Che Jr. with the latest Medal of Honor.
Tangentially related - http://www.news.com.au/technology/sh...#ixzz0zcKUbWqE
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Default The Lady That Started The Revolution-Velma Hart

"Mr. President, Frankly I'm exhausted!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnMMo...eature=related

Reminds me of another lady that started a Revolution "I'm tired of being treated like a second class citizen" Rosa Parks

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Link to a series of clips from President Kennedy's comments on our (Mankind) Revolution and how it cannot be stopped! I am biased but he was one of the last US Presidents to actually grasp what was and is going on in the World.


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Nice link. It is easy to forget how close every populace is to evolution, or every economy is to dramatic fluctuations due to the relatively safe bubble in time that the US has existed within for several generations. Small things can have tremendous impact, but in understanding the small things that really matter and being able to differentiate from those that perhaps seem significant in their time, the truly important ones can be managed.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the three pillars of American government are a marvel. Not the Executive, the Legislative and the Judiciary; those are necessary evils. But rather the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights that shape and constrain the context those three evils operate within; and preserve the rights in the "fourth branch / estate". Not the press, as they arrogantly claim, but rather the people themselves. Informed by a free press, free to assemble and speak their minds, free to worship as they desire, and armed to counter any government that would seek to constrain those rights.

In our history lays our future. This current rough patch will only become a problem is we forget what brought us here, and what will carry us forward.

I was at BWI this morning waiting for a flight to Tampa, and an Honor Flight came into my gate with a couple dozen WWII vets, most in wheel chairs, many in parts of uniforms. A 1LT from the 82nd, bright and alert with CIB, silver wings, BSM and purple heart on his old Ike Jacket. A pilot from the CBI theater, DFC and and air medal pinned to his shirt, his pilot's wings on his baseball cap. Others. They'll all be gone soon, but what they fought for can be here for long into the future if we simply stay focused on what is really important, and adjust our ways and means for the times we live in.
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Hi Bob, this ones for you. And yes I saw it at the Drive In. The movie pretty much sucked eggs but it was one of our possible alternative futures. Nobody gets to live past 30





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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540...76926#40076926

Interesting comments from the CommiePinkoLeftie political cartoonist Ted Rall about using violence for Change.

Then again, he's selling a book.
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Very nicely said. It is not the systems, per se, but the operating constraints that assure that the rollicking, inefficient and imperfect framework leaves space for some measure of human advancement.

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Dylan Ratigan show: It is time for a Revolution, discussion of people's right to a Revolution in America


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I'd wager the likelihood of civil war spontaneously breaking out in the homeland is considerably less than it was...say...in 1933.
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I'd wager the likelihood of civil war spontaneously breaking out in the homeland is considerably less than it was...say...in 1933.

Except the Army disagrees with you Link to CNBC report on UNIFIED Quest 2011 and how the Army is practicing(War gaming) for USA General Economic Collapse
http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/...pg#pid10082183
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FAIRBANKS — Schaeffer Cox appeared at the Fairbanks courthouse Wednesday morning as scheduled despite saying last week he would treat another court date “like an invitation to a Tupperware party.”

However, Cox, the 26-year-old head of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia, did not address the issue of a trial date on a weapons charge as the hearing was intended to do. He instead attempted to serve criminal papers and a restraining order from a “de jure court” on District Court Judge Patrick Hammers.

He also told an Alaska State Trooper after the hearing the militia has the troopers “outmanmed, outgunned and we could probably have you all dead in one night.” But Cox added he could not see himself shooting someone who lives in the same town as him.

About a half-dozen supporters and members of the militia accompanied Cox at the hearing. Initially, militia member Ken Thesing spoke for Cox, calling himself Cox’s representative and “counsel before God.”
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Hannibal, NY -- They’re calling themselves the Hannibal Militia. They have their own Facebook page. They have put out a flyer.

A group of Hannibal residents, including locally known Iraq War veteran and conservative activist Jon Alvarez, has banded together to look out for one another and protect what is theirs, Alvarez said.

“We are a group of like-minded people who are trying to be proactive,” he said Tuesday. “The writing is on the wall — things are not going well in this country.”
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Except the Army disagrees with you Link to CNBC report on UNIFIED Quest 2011 and how the Army is practicing(War gaming) for USA General Economic Collapse
Surely wargaming around domestic aid-to-civil powers stuff is hardly new. In my brief time as a signaller in the (Canadian) Reserves long ago, I remember passing on radio traffic reporting my own fictional arrest (I was an activist with the local student union at the time, and someone thought it amusing to make me a terrorist collaborator in the scenario ).
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plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose historical footnote : Newark 1967
http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...047#post112047
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Hannibal, NY -- The Hannibal Militia group is getting closer to defining exactly what it wants to be and what it will be called.

At the group’s second meeting Tuesday night at American Legion Post 1552 in Hannibal, co-founder Jon Alvarez, who moderated both meetings so far, told the nearly 25 in attendance the group needs more information on town crime and emergency preparedness.

Town board member Sandra Blanchard said he should get a copy of the town’s emergency response plan so it can be reviewed by group members to see where they could help in the event of an emergency.
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.s...btain_cop.html

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And an interesting read on the Alaskan militia (see post 53, above)
http://m.anchoragepress.com/articles...3333327193.txt
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Old Encyclopedia Britannica Movie on Despotism and how to measure it for yourself

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Old Encyclopedia Britannica Movie on Despotism and how to measure it for yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmBFY...layer_embedded
We were a lot tougher on despotism back before we got into the business ourselves. 1900-WWII we could rationalize that we were "liberators"; perhaps even up to about 1950. After that the realities of containment along ideological lines and the competition for key terrain and resources sent us down the proverbial "slippery slope."

The business of America is business, and business loves stability, and Despots provide stability, so America has grown tolerant of such governments.

Today the nature of our alliances are such that any U.S. leader who dared to speak out on despotism would be heckled off of the stage (which is actually a good sign here at home, heckling is still allowed! It is our denial of that right to others where we get off track).
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We were a lot tougher on despotism back before we got into the business ourselves. 1900-WWII we could rationalize that we were "liberators"; perhaps even up to about 1950. After that the realities of containment along ideological lines and the competition for key terrain and resources sent us down the proverbial "slippery slope."

The business of America is business, and business loves stability, and Despots provide stability, so America has grown tolerant of such governments. Today the nature of our alliances are such that any U.S. leader who dared to speak out on despotism would be heckled off of the stage (which is actually a good sign here at home, heckling is still allowed! It is our denial of that right to others where we get off track).
Realpolitik and the business of Empire makes strange bedfellows - always has, always will.

Smedley Butler wrote about it, in the 1930s
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Mark Twain wrote about it, referencing specifically the Philippines at the turn of the last century.

Who else would you rather have leading the Free World?
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