I’ve been hearing a lot about the ideas of revolution, I’ve been hearing a lot of people talking about how there needs to be a change. Violent rhetoric fills the local meeting places, slowly but surely people have started becoming more open to the idea that revolution is in the United States’ citizenry’s best interest. I beg to differ. It’s not that I’m a “loyalist,” unless by loyalist you mean a loyalist to democracy, to the republic.
But why do I say that “homegrown revolution is doomed from the start?” Because simply put, were you even to win such a revolution in these United States you forget the fundamental basic that comes out of every homegrown revolution: Tyranny.
Take a look at history! Since revolutions have been an idea, very few actually worked in the favor of those revolting. Sure, there was the United States’ break from England, and yes there were more but the United State’s revolution worked for only one soul purpose: The separation from a foreign power. Looking back at the homegrown revolutions, you’ll note that every single one of them failed, miserably. The Bolshevik revolution, the Cuban revolution, the French revolution(s), even the change in government (which is what a revolution is) in German during the early 1940s went from a good idea to Nazism. This is exactly why a revolution in the United States would fail, terribly.
A few bad apples can change the course of history, and that’s exactly what would happen. All revolutions start as a good thing, but at the end of the day the most charismatic and best speaking individual ends up as the sole power. True story. Hitler, Napoleon, Chavez, Lenin, Mao Zedong, Castro all come from revolutions that turned bad. If you don’t think it’s true then take a look at your local library, or even Google search how these men come to power. Violence begets violence, and if you start with a bang you will end with a whimper.