Facing two surreally abominable candidates this year, some angry and helpless Americans talk about “revolution”. I hope they are only venting frustrations, for an armed insurrection against one of the most violent and powerful military regimes in human history is suicidal.
A peaceful and passive revolution, however, is possible.
The poor generally have less options by design. But they can refuse to join the military (at least before conscription is brought back) as cannon fodder. Bank robbery is a relatively safer and morally upright occupation comparing with the imperial army. Since 1999, an average of 22 veterans commit suicide per day. More American soldiers have killed themselves than died in combat. The psychological enormity of mass murdering innocent strangers is haunting. In return for doing the dirty work and carrying the guilt of the 0.1%, the poor kids can hardly afford the gasoline they had robbed on behalf of monsters represented by the likes of Bush, Clinton (I and II), Obama, and Trump…
If passive defiance is achieved on a sufficiently large scale, the regime will falter, creating opportunities for real change. That’d be good news for Joe Blow American, and the bullied and threatened world.