I should have been ranting by now. So much wrong. So little time. I apologize for NOT ranting. And I apologize FOR ranting. It seemed only ravens and lady-boys were wanted for a while. But some things need to be said:
ME, TOO! has gone nuts! Way too far. Condemnation without due process is not only evil in itself, cruel and unusual punishment and the very same crime of abuse of power it claims to be against, it is a complete abandonment of the justice system and a major violation of natural justice. Which makes this Me Too movement, perhaps, the third erratic step in a what might be the long-expected revolution. In other words: Me TOO may just be an indicator, a mad canary in the coal-mine.
Think about it: Trump is insane and represents all that is wrong (not right) with politics and the system. I think he represents all that is wrong with men, too but that is incidental and coincidental. He may not be step one of a revolution but he might be the most noticeable step (worldwide). The guy violates the norms of the status quo (not in a good way). Trump is kind of the anti-Christ.
Bitcoin is a surprising-but-necessary-for-revolution step ‘outside the institution of national currency’ as well. That might be step two. It has to rank as a significant internationally rebellious act at the very least. All the international banks think so. Crypto-currency is the anti-currency.
And the aforementioned ‘Me Too’ is not just a reaction to harassment, it is a movement that steps way around the institution of law. Vengeful women are not even satisfied being ‘paid off’, the longstanding traditional compensation for sexual wrongdoing. Now they are taking the money and still exacting life/career destroying revenge. Me Too is literally domestic terrorism, an indiscriminate guerilla action, and it takes no prisoners. Me too is, at it’s root, anti-male.
One woman’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist.
There have been many more manifestations of change or ‘rule-breaking’, but much of that has been done within the albeit well-stretched envelope of the status quo. The northern migration of southern economic refugees may eventually become part of the larger revolution (as many right-wingers contend and fear) but migration, in itself, is just a normal reaction to an unwelcoming environment. Refugees and immigrants have been with us for centuries. Migration is not, in itself, revolution. But numbers will add weight to one.
Climate Change could conceivably be part of the revolution but our definition of revolution usually implies sentient reasoning. Gaia may be real but, so far, there is no evidence of sentient reasoning. The planet may naturally revolt but, once again, that might be coincidental. Climate change becomes the anti-life force?
My point: Most revolutions do not come as expected. Or when expected. Most revolutions do not really have a well-reasoned end-game and, if they do, the planned revolutionary goal never happens. There are too many forces in play for a planned and predictable outcome in a revolution. In other words, revolutions change the status quo in unexpected ways. Revolutions are messy and chaotic. We don’t know what we are doing when we start them.
But they still happen.
Are there more signs? Plenty. Rushing blindly into AI (artificial intelligence) is as lemming-like an action as we could possibly undertake and yet we are doing it. Is there a word for genocide-by-suicide? Many scientists are afraid of there becoming such a word. AI is, by definition, anti-human.
But probably the greatest indicator of revolution or pending revolution is the increased marginalization of millions of people and the increased military police build-up in response to the increased numbers of deplorables. It almost seems as if sides are being taken, allegiances forming, separation happening. We are dividing into factions so that we can fight.
Put another way? If we build it, they will come. And we seem to be building ourselves a lot of weapons and battlegrounds these days.
“Dave, why write about that when you are poolside in Thailand?”
Don’t know. Hairs on the back of my neck keep rising…..trigger finger jittery….spidey sense fully awake….