Outlines of Revolution – America

Outlines of Revolution – America

© A. J. MacDonald, Jr. 2010

I’ve already expressed, in detail, elsewhere, the answer to this question: “Is our government truly broken beyond all normal means of repair?” And my answer is: “Yes, our government is broken; and all normal means of repairing it are broken as well. This, to me—as well as to many, many Americans—is the sad, but sobering, truth about our country.

This is not something that I enjoy having to talk about, but I’m not going to close my eyes to this truth; nor will I simply sit back and do nothing while the nation I love becomes—for all practical purposes—a haunt of jackals.

I’ve known, for many, many years now, that our nation was in serious trouble; but, until now, there has never been cause to call for revolution. For those of us today who have eyes to see and ears to hear: Now is the time—today is the day—for revolution. This is a very simple outline of revolution. America, as a nation, is in trouble; and, as American citizens, it is our responsibility—our duty—to serve our country in whatever ways that we can in its time of need. The question now is: “Has the political situation in America actually gotten so bad—so desperate—that it can only be remedied by revolutionary action?”

There are, of course, many serious political issues which must be addressed, but there are only two, top priority issues that demand our most urgent and immediate attention: 1) the on-going war in Iraq and Afghanistan and 2) U. S. support of Israel.

Everything else is secondary to these issues. The U. S. oppression and killing of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan and the U. S.- backed oppression and killing of innocent Palestinian civilians by Israel are unjust crimes against humanity, which must be stopped; immediately.

Although I want Americans to do the right thing—end the war and end U. S. support of Israel—because this is the right thing to do, I also appeal to their sense of survival: the War on Terror is not keeping Americans safe, on the contrary, the War on Terror is leading us into a World War III, scenario, which we will not—and cannot—win.

If Americans don’t want to do the right thing, then perhaps they’ll do what needs to be done simply in order to save their own skins?

And, as difficult as this for many of my fellow Christians to understand, they must understand the biblical truth: Israel did not keep God’s covenant; thus the modern nation of Israel is not the nation of God’s chosen people; it is a murderous, oppressive and secular Zionist entity that Christians cannot support.

I am, have been, and will continue to call upon all willing and able American citizens to do whatever is necessary in order to bring about the revolutionary social/political change that American so desperately needs. And what we need is for all willing and able Americans to be involved in massive, non-violent, work-stopping demonstrations against the current political regime in Washington—until we get the real change that we demand; just as the People of other nations have done in CzechoslovakiaUkraine, and—most recently— in Iran,

There is no other solution. If there were, then I would state the case for it here, and I would support it; but there isn’t. I wish that there were. I wish there were a real possibility that the next election could bring about the real change that we need; but it won’t. And this is why revolution is our only option.

Bill Quigley, in his article: “Time for a U. S. Revolution – Fifteen Reasons” (on CommonDreams.org), explains:

“It is time for a revolution. Government does not work for regular people. It appears to work quite well for big corporations, banks, insurance companies, military contractors, lobbyists, and for the rich and powerful. But it does not work for [regular] people. The 1776 Declaration of Independence states that when a long train of abuses by those in power evidence a design to reduce the rights of the people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is the people’s right, in fact their duty, to engage in a revolution.”

I couldn’t agree more Bill; and I, myself, have been saying exactly this lately. In fact, I’ve gone to great lengths to detail some of the most important aspects of this “long train of abuses”, especially those abuses that have taken away the rights to which we are entitled by the first ten amendments to the U. S. Constitution, better known as: The Bill of Rights.

Here’s just a partial list of these abuses:

Our First Amendment rights:  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Our Fourth Amendment rights: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized”.

Our Fifth Amendment rights: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation”.

Our Tenth Amendment rights: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”.

Our Fourteenth Amendment rights: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”.

As I said, this is just a partial list.

I can imagine the Founding Fathers of this great nation, were they able to travel through time into the present, scolding us and saying: “Why have you not risen up and cast of the chains of this tyranny?!”

Why indeed?

As I’ve also said, the revolution we are calling for is a non-violent—people power—revolution. One in which the People stop working, rise up, descend en masse upon Washington in order to demand the real, political change we need—NOW—and not leave Washington until we get it.

At the present time, this is the only solution we have. And I realize the many, many difficulties that are involved in organizing such a massive revolutionary movement. It will be hard to impress upon the People the urgency of the matter at hand, especially the importance of protesting over working, in order to get the real change we so desperately need, and the heavy-handed police-state tactics that the government will use to retain its hold on power and to shut us down.

I can only say, “Let’s hope that we can do this, non-violently; because, if our government does something stupid, like killing innocent, non-violent protesters—as the governments of China and, most recently, Iran have done—all bets will be off, and the way of non-violence will yield to the way of violence.

Remember, I am calling for a non-violent revolution. Violence, especially the use of deadly force is something to be avoided at all costs. I detest the taking of human life; especially innocent lives. But I am not averse to taking lives in self defense, in the defense of others, or in warfare that is considered just—which is rare and is basically self-defense writ large (i.e., on a national scale ).

It is against the law in this nation to engage in speech that calls for—and to engage in activities that intend to cause—the overthrow of the government; and we can be certain that, as things get worse, these laws, especially considering the fact that our nation is currently “at war”, will begin to be enforced more stringently. This, the government hopes, will get rid of the worse agitators and scare off everyone else who desires to see real political change. At the same time, the government will use, as propaganda, these agitators as living examples of why we need more government control, with the express intention of cowing the general population into submission through fear.

The current laws against sedition and treason seem to imply that in order to violate these laws one must advocate for or engage in armed rebellion, which is not what I’m calling for. But there is also a sense in which the law, which often uses the term force, can be read to mean force of any kind; and I’m certainly advocating that the People’s force—through massive, work-stopping, non-violent protests—real political change, which the current government regime does not want.

(Note: I’m not advocating the overthrow the U. S. Constitution, which I swore to uphold and defend; I’m advocating the overthrow of the currently broken, perverted, and criminal regime in Washington that pretends to be our constitutional government.)

And, as I said, if the government does something stupid, like killing non-violent protesters in order to shut us down, all bets will be off. We will not start the violence, but neither will we shrink from its use, if necessary; nor will we be intimidated by the government’s use of violence against us. If the corrupt, criminal, established government order wants to fight dirty they will be the ones that will have to start it; but, I can assure you, the People will most certainly finish it; because the government derives its authority from the consent of the governed (i.e., the People) and the People, who are demanding real change, will get it—one way or another, eventually. You can count on that.

If the People are forced, by the government, to resort to violence—in order to get the real political change that we demand—there are simple, but very effective, means by which the People can eventually defeat the corrupt, entrenched political regime in Washington. Let me now, here, very briefly outline these means for your consideration. (If you’re part of the problem in Washington and not part of the solution, then I would suggest that you pay very careful attention to what I’m about to say here.)

Fortunately, the government has never succeeded in taking away the American citizenry’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Had it ever been successful at this, we would have no hope of ever having a successful revolution here in America if it ever came to violence, which I hope to God that it never does (I’ve seen many people die a violent death, and I really don’t care to see any more). Just knowing the fact that—if the government does resort to violence, first—we do have, at our disposal, the option of using the force of arms, if necessary, is certainly a fact that gives the government pause. It’s sort of like the People having a good insurance policy which, although they hope to God they will never have need to use it, they feel better knowing that, should anything bad ever happen, they’re at least covered. (Remember: Governments should be afraid of their People; the People should not be afraid of their governments.)

The plan is, very simply, as follows:

Generally speaking, the nation is currently divided, politically, along what can be considered a conservative/rural versus urban/liberal divide (similar to the red state versus blue state division we’re perhaps more familiar with). Should it ever come to it, there are about 30 million rural, good old boys in American who are armed and who feel the same way that I do about the government in Washington; and they will gladly fight for their rights and for the rights of their fellow citizens, if need be. Should it ever come to it, there are also about 3.5 million truck drivers out there who also feel exactly the same way about Washington and who will be more than happy to stop delivering foodstuffs and other goods to whomsoever the People desire to see starved-out in Washington (i.e., the politicians). In fact, we can shut down any city in America in this way—delivering foodstuffs and other goods to the people who are with us and denying them to those who are against us.

For example, the one city that I know we will blockade, if need be, is Washington; where most of the crooked Washington politicians actually live. And here’s what’s going to happen, if it comes to it:

I know Washington D. C., because I was born there—I grew up and worked in the area. And I know where the wealthy neighborhoods are and where the poor neighborhoods are. Have you ever heard the old saying, “politics makes strange bedfellows”? Well, here’s something you’ve probably never thought about: Who do you think will be the armed, urban, best buddies of all those armed, rural, good old boys—in Washington and in any other major U. S. city that we wish to shut down? Who, in the cities, is likewise angry with the government, because they know that they are being screwed over by it; who else wants to see real political change in Washington; and who else is armed? That’s right, our old friends: the urban ghetto gangsters—who, likewise, have had all that they can take of our unjust, oppressive, corrupt, entrenched political regime in Washington. The grocery store shelves will be bare in Northwest Washington, where the elitist politicians live, but the shelves will be well stocked in Southeast Washington and Anacostia, where our poorer brothers and sisters live.

No doubt, if it ever got to this point, the government troops would step in and supply the elitist’s grocery stores with food. But do you realize how polarized this nation would have become by the time that it reached such a point? What would the government regime’s next plan of action be? Send troops into the countryside and into the ghettoes to root out the insurgents? Do they not realize just how easily we could disrupt their supply lines, blend into the civilian population, and cause them trouble until they finally gave up? Just like the Iraqi and Afghani insurgents currently do, and just like the Vietnamese insurgents once did.

The corrupt government regime’s troops may win every battle but, in the long run, they will, eventually, lose the war.

Have I gotten your attention? Are you seeing my point yet? The People—one way or the other—will get what they demand: a revolution that will lead to a more just society for all Americans.

Whether the government decides that the People will get what they demand the easy way or the hard way is yet to be seen; time will tell. It’s up to the current regime to decide just how hard they want to play. I hope we can accomplish this non-violently, because war is a very ugly business, which must be avoided at all costs, which is also why we never should have sent our troops into Iraq and Afghanistan—as there was never a just cause for us to wage war against those nations. But one thing is certain: the time for revolution in America has finally arrived.

About ajmacdonaldjr

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