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Boiling Over

Updated on May 10, 2012

The Real Red Menance?

When Russians rose up against the Czar and established their vision of Marx's theories, a persistent threat was born that would last until the fall of Communism in Europe. It became easy to tag any movement against corporate greed, etc as "Communist". Even today, in the spirit of Joe McCarthy, Rep. Allen West, darling of the Tea Party, alleged that there are communists in Congress!

Recent events in Arizona, and much of the rhetoric from the Tea Party, would seem to show that the true revolutionaries are on the Right. The Southern Poverty Law Center, reported that 2011 was the third straight year of an increase in extremist groups, In places like Arizona and recently North Carolina, toned-down version of their ideas have won public support.

Understandable, as the reactionaries and nostalgics see their vision of America fading into a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, urban landscape. Their anger is fueled by media voices whose main goal may be to divide and divert so that an elite can build their corporate state.

If Obama wins, I can see things only getting worse. The Right, which seemed to be riding high in 2010, will have been denied it's goal. It's victories in the courts may prove Pyrrhic, serving only to rally people around the idea of how important the judiciary is.

I could easily see something like what happened in Tuscon, Arizona, or even Norway, happen here. Some rogue individual or group plotting some attack on a government building, likely in a smaller city.

But what if Romney wins. While the "%1" would spin this as the Democrats going too far left, might it be a case where the Democrats didn't see that much of their 2008 base had taken to the streets in Occupation.

As I said in a prior hub, under a Romney regime, the Occupiers would have to become more of a resistance. They would need to focus more on civil disobedience and direct action. They would not be able to merely stand around. Another tactic that the "%99" might need to look into is infiltration. Find people sympathetic to the ideas who can get into the machinery of the "%1". These people could then act as "leakers" or even engage in social engineering.

There are some other things Occupy would need to do. Find a face and a voice, no resistance has lasted without this; King, Mandela, C, Chavez, etc.

Finally, Occupy would need to make plans where this could lead, an insurgency. This might mean making efforts to get foreign support; our own Founding Fathers owe much of their success to contributions from France and Germany.

People turn to revolt when they feel that the political process has failed. It would seem that no matter which side you are on, that may be how it seems.


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      Kaiden 2 years ago

      None can doubt the veciraty of this article.

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      Joanna McKenna 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      It'll be interesting to see if JP Morgan's $2B loss is only the tip of the iceberg on Wall Street. The good news being, after the 2008 bail-out and WS wouldn't share their "recovered" wealth with the unwashed masses (the 99%) who bailed them out, the BigBanks have only been gambling with each other's money.

      Another bailout is NOT an option, so if several 2B2F firms go down, it could mean the billions being poured into defeating Obama and **completely** impoverishing the 99% could very well dry up.

      Funny how the universe timed the first Financial Meltdown to hit just before the 2008 elections, and now the possibility of a second one looms in the run up to the 2012 elections. It's going to be an *interesting* summer! ;D

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      Those in the middle and on the left need to do everything in their power to see that President Obama and many more Democrats get elected in November. We need to rid Washington of the Ryan's, McConnell's, Boehner's, Bachmann's and Cantor's and shove them all into the corner where the bad kids sit. In order to accomplish a victory this November we need to be offensive instead of defensive and that means writing letters, making phone calls, attending meetings and making contributions.

      In March the Virginia GOP Newsletter titled "The Constitutional Conservatives" had a column called "Whitehouse Watchdog" written by their editor Ponch McPhee. This is what Mr. McPhee wrote, in part:

      "If every single individual that you know, would contact 25 other individuals ~ we can make a difference that will be heard across the Commonwealth and in Washington. The ultimate task for the people is to remain vigilant and aware ~ that the government, their government is out of control, and this moment, this opportunity, must not be forsaken, must not escape us, for we shall not have any coarse but armed revolution should we fail with the power of the vote in November ~ This Republic cannot survive for 4 more years underneath this political socialist ideologue.”

      In essence, this faction of the GOP (Greed Over People Party) have taken a position of an armed uprising by conservatives if Romney loses. I don't know about you, but that certainly reeks of treason to me.