Comment: Maybe you could make a list of historical events

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Maybe you could make a list of historical events

that demonstrate that non-violence has overthrown tyranny, and a list of historical events where violence has overthrown tyranny.

The list should be very short in either case because the history of the world is one of tyranny in power.

One thing I will point out is that the time span during which violent events are in progress is very, very short compared to the time span where peaceful efforts are under way. The violent part of the American Revolution was from 1775 to 1781. The first serious violent attempt to escape the tyranny of the ensuing federal government lasted only from 1861 to 1865. So out of the 200+ year history of the US, maybe 10 years were spent in violent struggles for freedom and the remaining 200+ year were spent in failed attempts to stop the onslaught of tyranny. The current failed peaceful efforts to restore freedom has been ongoing for more than all my life and I am 65; instead of freedom being restored the march to totalitarianism has been quickening for decades before I was even born. So what does this say about the abject futility of peaceful efforts? It says that most of humanity for most of human history prefers to bend over and grab their ankles, begging for a gentle screwing, instead of exhibiting a semblance of bravery. It has only been out of extreme suffering under tyranny that people have been goaded into a violent attempt to throw off the chains of slavery, and in US history one out of two succeeded, a far better track record that peaceful begging.

I think it is a delusion that peaceful efforts work. All they seem to do is occupy the efforts of freedom loving people that could otherwise be far more productive. But then, I suppose our rulers are happy for us to be chasing our tails as long as we submit to their plunder and control.

Oh, in case you have not noticed, liberty is already dead, so why do you tremble in fear of losing something you have already lost?

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.