Violence is Just a “Spark” Away

With city officials reacting to the peaceful protests and occupation of public places, riot squads are sent in to dismantle camps. This is a volatile mix of anger, fear, frustration, and police brutality that will most assuredly lead to violence. Some trigger happy riot cops will kill peaceful protestors and the spark “seen round the world” will ignite.

A young person asked me today “where is it all going?” My reply was that it would not be peaceful. I lived through the 60’s and 70’s and know that when people are poor, without work and healthcare, without hope, and are angry….it doesn’t take much to trigger a violent revolution. Unfortunately, it is the only thing those in power understand.

This could all be avoided IF money was taken out of political elections. Congress, and state legislators are bought and paid for my the rich and powerful. America is no longer a democracy. That is a fact that more and more people are beginning to understand. Unfortunately, Snowe, Collins, Michaud here in Maine still don’t get it! Pelosi, Boehner, McConnell, and maybe even Obama still don’t get it. We The People are sick and tired of it and deserve and want better. This is not a Democratic or Republican Party issue…this is a matter of Democracy being undermined by the rich and powerful and our politicians losing their moral compass.

I’m afraid to say it, but the end will be revolution….and there will be violence. It is the only thing “they” will understand and THEY will provoke it!