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Will the US Revolution Begin in Wisconsin?

Teachers cancel school, state capitol building mobbed, media silent ... the people's uprising jumps from Cairo to Madison.

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So...when's the Day of Rage? When do we stop talking and start acting? I am not trying to challenge you - I agree with everything you say. Just frustrated at the lack of action in this country.

So...when's the Day of Rage? When do we stop talking and start acting? I am not trying to challenge you - I agree with everything you say. Just frustrated at the lack of action in this country.

The lack of action stems from the lack of a date and a clearly defined enemy with unification power. One could say, "Take to the streets in a day of rage on July 4th, 2012. Converge upon the critical locations Wall Street, the White House, Congress, the Pentagon, or any major citiy's main street, to stop the flow of 'business as usual', in action against the opposing force, globalization, lack of concern for the planet, capitalism, hypocritical government speech to action, war, transnational corporation's broad influence." But these are only projections of the date, enemy, and action which I find significant. Only through a collective convergence of date, enemy, and action will action with significance occur. Exemplified in Egypt January 25, ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, take to tahrir square.

The lack of action stems from the lack of a date and a clearly defined enemy with unification power. One could say, "Take to the streets in a day of rage on July 4th, 2012. Converge upon the critical locations Wall Street, the White House, Congress, the Pentagon, or any major citiy's main street, to stop the flow of 'business as usual', in action against the opposing force, globalization, lack of concern for the planet, capitalism, hypocritical government speech to action, war, transnational corporation's broad influence." But these are only projections of the date, enemy, and action which I find significant. Only through a collective convergence of date, enemy, and action will action with significance occur. Exemplified in Egypt January 25, ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, take to tahrir square.

There will be no revolution in the U.S.

Not as long as its people's rage remains anesthetized by their HD-ready flat screen televisions and Blu-ray players and X-Boxes and MP3 downloads.

Not while we can still go to our chain supermarkets and buy food without knowing or caring where it came from.

Not as long as we are given the illusion of choice in political candidates when in fact the winners will always be in the pockets of large corporations.

There will be no revolution in the U.S. because revolting against the greed and corruption of big business and politics would reveal our own greed and corruptibleness.

We hate the men in the suits, not because they take what they want with impudence, but because they take with their money and power what we would take for ourselves but can't.

When there is revolution, it will not be within the U.S. It will be against the U.S., by a world that has watched us consume the world's resources with a hubristic sense of entitlement.

Like ancient Rome, the empire will collapse because the center of power consumes everything and produces nothing of real value.

And when it comes, the cry of nationalism will go up. "America!" they will shout. "They hate us for our freedom!"

Then in the name of freedom we will commit more wartime atrocities.

In the name of freedom we will go on consuming.

In the name of freedom, we will drive ourselves to extinction, dragging the rest of humanity with us.

And when we do, the world and its surviving inhabitants with heave an epoch-making sigh of relief.

There will be no revolution in the U.S.

Not as long as its people's rage remains anesthetized by their HD-ready flat screen televisions and Blu-ray players and X-Boxes and MP3 downloads.

Not while we can still go to our chain supermarkets and buy food without knowing or caring where it came from.

Not as long as we are given the illusion of choice in political candidates when in fact the winners will always be in the pockets of large corporations.

There will be no revolution in the U.S. because revolting against the greed and corruption of big business and politics would reveal our own greed and corruptibleness.

We hate the men in the suits, not because they take what they want with impudence, but because they take with their money and power what we would take for ourselves but can't.

When there is revolution, it will not be within the U.S. It will be against the U.S., by a world that has watched us consume the world's resources with a hubristic sense of entitlement.

Like ancient Rome, the empire will collapse because the center of power consumes everything and produces nothing of real value.

And when it comes, the cry of nationalism will go up. "America!" they will shout. "They hate us for our freedom!"

Then in the name of freedom we will commit more wartime atrocities.

In the name of freedom we will go on consuming.

In the name of freedom, we will drive ourselves to extinction, dragging the rest of humanity with us.

And when we do, the world and its surviving inhabitants with heave an epoch-making sigh of relief.

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