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It appears the "natives are getting restless." Liberals were "up in arms" (pun intended) because the organization Oath Keepers is preparing for violent revolt. They blasted Tea Partiers for purportedly being violent and even argued that "violence is a right-wing problem." Pot, please meet kettle. Should we reject all violence and become passivists? If we stopped using force to achieve our ends, would that solve the majority of social problems? Or do the liberals here have a valid point? Have liberals, conservatives, and Tea Partiers finally found something with which they all agree and, if so, do you see the irony in the philosophical tenet?


It's not often that you see liberals calling for violence but that is exactly what appears to have happened Monday on a left-leaning cable network.

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan drew the ire of conservatives after he asked political cartoonist Ted Rall to explain why a violent revolution is necessary.

While Ratigan didn't go so far as to call for violence himself, he opened the segment by putting the idea in the minds of his viewers. "Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for a revolution?" Ratigan asked. "The answer obviously is yes. The only question is how to do it?"

"...We are here because the US is going to end soon," Rall wrote in his book. "There's going to be an intense, violent, probably haphazard struggle for control. It's going to come down to us versus them. The question is: What are you going to do about it?"

"A war is coming. At stake: our lives, the planet, freedom, living. The government, the corporations, and the extreme right are prepared to coalesce into an Axis of Evil. Are you going to fight back? Will you do whatever it takes, including taking up arms?"

"...We know that the unemployment rate is going to keep going up. Not one attempt at a jobs program from this president, so what are we going to do? It's up to the people. John Locke said the people have an obligation to revolt when their governments fail."

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan invites guest to advocate violent revolution


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Nov 14, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=381

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