A mind boggling 29 percent of Americans believe that “In the next few years an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our
An armed revolution, people.
It broke down by political party with 18 percent of Democrats believing that, 27 percent of Independents and a WHOPPING 44 percent of Republicans. What is even more disturbing is that an almost equal number of men and women- slightly more men – were willing to fight in an armed rebellion- ready to take up arms.
And just when you think this survey can’t get any worse, 25 percent of
the respondents believe Sandy Hook was a fraud perpetrated by the
government to take away our guns. Has certified, conspiracy crackpot Alex Jones gone mainstream?
Having monitored the National Rifle Association‘s convention this
weekend, I must say that there must be some credence to this poll.
Nonetheless, I’m a member and the membership of my beloved
organization looks like they’re ready for a war.
Is this what our country is degenerating into?
All these hatreds and ideological divisions are becoming troublesome
to say the least. Whatever happened to the term, “Loyal Opposition?”
But where is our President, the “Uniter” of our country? He’s down in
Mexico all but admitting that the USA illegally seized the Southwestern
United States and blaming the violence in their country on American
guns and our insatiable lust for narcotics. All of which Obama has a
point on, but I can see where the “average” American questions where Our President’s loyalties lie.
For the first time in my life I’m worried. I harken back to my
undergrad Political Science classes and my favorite professor, Dr.
Jerzy Hauptmann’s lectures on the “Panarchy.” Which is a theory that 5 percent of every country on the planet’s population will fight its
Government until the “last breath of air leaves their lungs.”
That’s more than enough to overwhelm the government’s resources.
Is this the dark path we are on?
Are we gonna end up enmeshed in violent revolution? I’m a believer in the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and non-violent civil disobedience. However, I also believe that I’m a product of enlightened ways of looking at things and don’t want to believe what is before my very eyes.
Are we, as a Country frayed so bad that violent revolution is a real possibility? People are not only angry these days, they’re desperate.
May the Good Lord help us, because our leadership is making things worse.