Id like to use the whole Occupy movement as an example. It was definitely an idea and the whole nation was informed about it. A call to revolution was made. Nothing happened.
I do understand what you mean when you say it starts with an idea but ideas are just as good as dreams unless action is taken.
That is a very good point. But I think that the OWS movement was unorganized and really had no objective. The media and everyone who was not involved viewed it as spoiled brats complaining that people that make good money.
But the protests in Canada with 100s of 1000s of people standing up against tuition increases and then against the law that made it illegal to a.ssemble. That had some definite impact.
But we as a country need to march in the millions, not the 100s or 1000s. We must all collectively stand up.
Of course fear is a powerful emotion. If a false flag attack were to happen, it would put it in peoples minds that they need to rely on the government to protect them. (See Iraq, Afghanistan, etc)
OWS would've been a whole lot different if it had used violence or employed more of the Black Bloc tactics. Imagine if they had literally forced their ways into the buildings of the banks, and k!lled the CEO and everyone in the chairman's meetings. There were many that wanted to do just that. It's kinda funny, cuz the media and OWS went to great lengths to villainize the Blac Block, but if they truly wanted a revolution, that's the exact element that was needed.
Not saying I think they should have done that, but every revolution has violence. It's a completely new age bullsh*t idea to have a non-violent revolution. Even Martin Luther King had Malcom X and the Black Panthers, Gandhi had Tilak and the radicals.
Again, to the Feds: I'm not advocating it, just saying that it's a fact