We all watch television. What did you think in recent weeks when you saw the protesting in Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Portland?
What will you think if Trump keeps his word and sends his “secret forces” into Chicago, New York City and Baltimore?
I refer not to just the protesters. Protesters are protesters. Something is wrong and they want it corrected. Protesting is where a people let the government know they are not happy. Change is born of the protesting.
Such has been the American way.
Pray tell, when was the last time you saw demonstrations so much out of hand? Every evening feeling tonight is the night! Breakout time! Full battle gear, guns and all! Americans killing Americans!
The time is coming. It is close. Just around the corner.
There is a growing frustration among the American people. Americans have lost their ability to shape government policies and structures. Democratic type government is rapidly slipping out of the hands of the American people.
America was born of revolution. Its Founding Fathers believed another revolution would not be required. The vote was the weapon to remove corrupt and inept officials in the future.
Such was the case till Donald Trump. In 3 1/2 years, he has screwed up everything he has touched. His failures too many to list in their entirety. Included are his mishandling of coronavirus, the economy, our friends for years no longer our friends, his sucking up to authoritarian leaders, sending secret police onto the streets of our cities, etc.
Rebellions/revolutions have been many since man’s beginning. I have selected four to briefly discuss.
The first for all Americans of course is the Boston Tea Party. December 16, 1973. Dumping 303 chests of tea in Boston harbor a political protest. King George III and Parliament referred to the colonists as “anarchists.” The same word Trump uses to describe protesters.
George and Parliament retaliated. Passed the Intolerable Acts which ended self government in Massachusetts.
Did even more. Invited the American Revolution in 1775.
The French Revolution was a 10 year event. A social and political upheaval. Began with storming the Bastille in 1789, ended in 1799. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette lost their heads. The monarchy was overthrown.
Several different forms of government were tried over the next 10 years. Even one with Napoleon as its leader.
Even to recent times, the French people have been flexible. They have not hesitated to change various parts of their government as the need arose.
The American Civil War in the 1860’s to some extent reflective of the U.S. of today.
Two sides. The North and the South. Each had come to view their political opponents in the extreme. Demonic ways, also. The two found it impossible to find a middle ground.
Lincoln’s confidence waned many times during the war. He sometime questioned whether he was correct that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from this earth.”
A new U.S. civil war could be around the corner.
The Russian Revolution. A political and social conflict, also.
The Czar was a poor monarch. Lousy more descriptive. Trump similar to the Czar. Each a major screw up.
The monarchy was abolished in 1917. The Russian Civil War ended in 1923 when the Bolshevik’s established the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union a perfect example of how the mighty can fall. In 1991, the Soviet Union ceased to exist.
Steve King was a Congressman from Iowa for many years. He was defeated in a recent Republican primary.
King was far right. No question where he stood. Authoritarian to the last drop of his blood.
At one time, he said, “The red states have “8 trillion bullets” in the event of a civil war.
A Trump similarity…..I’m a tough guy, don’t screw with me!
I am worried. Very worried. The straw that broke my back re the possibility of rebellion occurred in Portland this past week. Who the hell are these secret police. How dare Trump even use such persons in the Portland circumstances or any other in our beloved land?
We are not an authoritarian run government…..yet! Nor are we a banana republic!
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Good historical perspective from Lou today. I hope you all are having a good day with pleasant summer sunshine.
Lou, I believe you are right about these anarchists. This was Steve Bannon’s stated goal when he was head of the Trump election campaign and that of many others surrounding him. This has always been Putin’s goal as well. Right wing infiltrators have been identified in many (Seattle especially) flare ups, including the one in upstate NY where printed manuals explaining the tactics of just such mayhem, were found among the pawns (BLM protesters). Don’t forget, this was Timothy McVeigh’s stated motivation too. The Proud Boys and the Boogalo movement are quite open about this revolution. It’s coming and Americans are just too dumb and in denial to do anything about it.
Thing is, I don’t think Trump is trying to do that, he’s just an enabler, attempting to enrich himself, a “useful idiot” to use a Russian KGB term. Trump has, perhaps unwittingly, created the ground work and infrastructure to enable what you are suggesting right under the noses and with the help of the very people who CLAIM to love America most.
Brilliant and we’re falling for it!
Hackley’s “Household Words” magazine was edited by Charles Dickens.
True. In his diary Hackley mentions reading “Household Words” as part of his morning routine. “Household Words” was a journal written and edited by Charles Dickens in the 1850s. The journal was published in England, so it must have taken some time for Hackley to get his copy.
Interesting information. I did not know.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
January 20, 2017-1159, January 20, 2017 1201 hr EST.
I don’t think it lasted that long!
Trump is covering all the bases. He said the virus will go away and it will get worse. Can’t lose. What a guy.
Can’t lose—-until November.
Trump will be bunkered in the White House surrounded by militias, bikers, nazis and NRA’ers, all packing ar15s with big banana clips.
Those are not the people we need worry about, it is those foolish people who adore and support Trump regardless of what he does, because they think it’s clever and fun to be pains in the arses. Maybe some will have died through their ignorance and denial of Covid 19, but the others will still be around dutifully sucking up those you’ve described above. God save us all.
Left out the Klan, all waving the confederate flag, all fine people.