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Is It Time For Armed Revolt?

I don’t know about you, but I’m angry. Deep down, to the very core of my being angry. No one in Washington – not Republicans, not Democrats, not Independents – can seem to rise above their urge to continue acting like a gang of elementary school children, and get to work. Not even the man I placed so much hope and faith in during the 2008 Presidential elections can seem to take a firm stand on anything that needs to be done.

I’m not alone in my anger. According to a CNN poll, fully 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way that government is going about supposedly taking care of business. All of them – every single, self-serving, self-righteous, hypocritical moron we’ve elected into office is doing nothing to get this country back on the road to recovery. And yes, at this moment, I’m lumping Obama into the category of moron. He doesn’t seem able to take a firm stand – and face down the Republicans – on any issue. Even Dubyah managed to do that, though he was dragging the country to its knees in the process.

Periodically, we hear conservatives and the right wing religious nuts get all fired up about the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. I’m not going to debate who’s right and who’s wrong. Not being a hunter, I really don’t give a rat’s ass about our gun laws. But I know this much: One of the reasons – perhaps the most important reason – that the second amendment was put into place was to help the citizens of this country to protect themselves from their own government, should the need ever arise.

Do we need protection from our own government at this point in time?

You bet your ass we do.

I’m going to turn my anger towards the segment of our population who actually takes the time to do their civic duty, and takes part in our electoral process. You are the freaking idiots who decided that we needed to put the reins on this president, and vote out most of the people who might actually have helped him to accomplish something. You are the people who voted into office a bunch of ultra-conservative, fundamentalist-backed Republicans – some of whom, I’d imagine, still think that Obama is a foreign-born Muslim – who are now refusing to listen, or to give damn, about what you and I and the rest of the citizens of this country want them to do.

Thank you so very much for that…

We are facing a major crisis in this country. I’ve come to the conclusion that America is standing at a crossroad, and what takes place over the next few months has the potential to either help us get back on track, or utterly destroy us. And what are our elected officials doing about this crisis? They are standing defiantly, pointing their fingers at one another, calling one another names, and even though they are all aware of what the people of this country want, they honestly – forgive my language – don’t give a fuck. Make no mistake – these people know what their constituents want. They simply don’t care.

What they do care about is playing politics as usual. They care about retaining their power in government. They care about advancing the cause of their wealthiest contributors, which include the largest corporate entities on the planet. As for you and I, frankly, I don’t believe that a single one of them gives a damn what happens to us, so long as they continue to hold on to their political power, and the money that pours into their coffers from the wealthiest individuals and businesses.

I say, it’s time to take this country back. And while I do not encourage anyone to enter into any kind of armed conflict, the longer that this situation continues, the more possible that scenario becomes.

Sometimes, governments need to be thrown out, so that a country can start fresh. I think it’s time that we toss these hypocritical, lying, thieving, dishonest and corrupt losers out of office, every last one of them. And if it takes force to do that, then so be it.

I don’t know about you, but I’m near the end of my rope. If it gets any worse, I fear I’ll be left with two options: Armed revolt, or renounce my citizenship, and leave this pit of corruption and indifference forever. And since I’m not much of a fighter, I’ll leave the armed revolt to those who have the skills to carry it out.

I’ll watch from somewhere beyond the borders of what was once the greatest nation on earth.

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