Check out the civil war in Ukraine… Blood, fire, explosions, catapults - Is this some Hollywood movie about Armageddon? Nope. Real life. A revolution - Without lethal weapons, a siege on the forces of oppression and corruption. Inspiring and at the same time very frightening that radical change must sometimes come to hellish scenes like this.
When’s the last time a major country which has rotted to its core, overflowing with corruption, has brought about radical change without lethal violence? It took war to free our chains from Britain. What will it take to free our chains from the debt-masters and plutocrats of Wall St? Occupying Wall St peacefully didn’t work for squat - it was shamed and ignored by the corporate media, the evil wizard of the collective mind. Will it return with a vengeance?
When will we finally break free from our mass-hallucination that the status quot is acceptable and awaken from our complacency for endless war and corruption, built from the exploitation of the poor and exponential exhaustion of finite resources. Rock on Ukraine, lest your cause deteriorates to the kind of bloodshed which invites lethal response. We cannot face our monsters on their playing field, we cannot invite the toys of destruction they’d unleash upon us.
(I say “Without lethal weapons” but what I mean is without live ammunition or chemical warfare. Police have killed protestors with rubber bullets and batons and I bet protestors have killed police with stones and Molatov cocktails. Not saying that any of this is morally excusable…but perhaps unavoidable due to global web of exploitation and deceit which thwarts peaceful revolution.)