Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo
And you do realise how bloody these revolutions were and how many innocents died at the hands of thugs, right?
Really? I thought that the world's ambassadors carried suitcases full of rainbows and unicorns. I might have to amend a master's paper.
Violence has been man's way for all of our time on the planet. And it continues. Humans are not civilized. We are violent by our very nature. Revolution is in our genes, waiting to come out.
We are no different than lions, sea bass or bears. Males are the aggressors. Females bare the young and are nurturers. We were designed that way in order to survive and flourish on this rock. Changing our essence will take more than just a group hug or lighting a few candles. Evolution could change humanity, but it will take a long, long time.
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn
Every one of those examples was a fukced up mess for many decades, after ... the Napoleonic Wars, ... States Rights leading to a visciuos and yet unresolved civil war, ... the Cultural Revolution and the death of twenty or thirty million Chinese peasants ...
Thank. I'll settle for boring, old Peace, Order and Good Government (or hold out hope for it, anyway). Canadiahs keep forgetting how incredibly goddam lucky they are.
Not all coups are bloody. Power up your Google Foo, and you will find examples with short explanations. But, as I wrote in the previous paragraph, humans are violent, so change of this nature tends to be bloody.