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"The world we actually have does not meet my standards." ~Phillip K. Dick

If not now, when?

Updated slightly: 2013-10-17 1051 PM

I ask this question to illustrate the point that there is a point when the unthinkable must become thinkable. I ask this question because it’s a good idea to anticipate this sort of thing.

We are at the worst point for civil liberties the history of the west has ever seen. To get qualitatively worse from here we’d have to break out (more of) the East German or North Korean tool box.

I mean Jesus, look around. At what point (before it’s too late of course) if not now will it be justified to openly speak about, if not overtly plan for, our last resort?

Democracy is clearly dying, if not long dead.

That isn’t hyperbole. Look at the facts. (Feel free to suggest others.)

Indeed, even this post, despite (this sentence and) my overt and well known opposition to violence and vengeance could be construed as incitement of some quasi illegal type.

None of that is secret, or even uncommon knowledge. The facts have literally ceased to matter.

How bad does it have to get (for everyone, not just you) before talking about revolt stops being crazy/criminal talk?

Your silence is killing people, and the next death might well be yours.

“…the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” ~John Steinbeck

“There’s a point far out there, when the structures fail you and when the rules aren’t weapons anymore, they’re shackles, letting the bad guy get ahead… One day you may face such a moment of crisis.” ~Jim Gordon, DKR

Updated: October 17, 2013 — 9:51 pm
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