Chris Hedges goes there: The Sparks of Rebellion

Chris Hedges starts the discussion of what would happen if the government remains subverted.

Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan examined 100 years of violent and nonviolent resistance movements in their book “Why Civil Resistance Works.” They concluded that nonviolent movements succeed twice as often as violent uprisings. Violent movements work primarily in civil wars or in ending foreign occupations, they found. Nonviolent movements that succeed appeal to those within the power structure, especially the police and civil servants, who are cognizant of the corruption and decadence of the power elite and are willing to abandon them.

Sort of the opposite of the Weather Underground.

The corporate state, meanwhile, is preparing privately for the world it knows is actually coming. It is cementing into place a police state, one that includes the complete evisceration of our most basic civil liberties and the militarization of the internal security apparatus, as well as wholesale surveillance of the citizenry.

Where is the country going? Right now, it’s unclear. But the corporate vampires are on the throat of democracy. This may not end in a place we have seen before.

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