zero appetite for second American revolution?
This is purely theoretical post, for debate only. Context: I am an European immigrant who moved from ex-socialistic country to the US, and hoped to enjoy freedom and less government dependency. I knew that you can fall hard, and that being poor in New Mexico is clearly less comfortable than being poor in a welfare state of Europe. On the other hand, those are stale, indebted, corrupt, and there is exactly zero European SpaceXs, Googles, Amazons, Facebooks, Intels, Teslas,… and the American promise(tm) always was you work hard/smart and we let you rise. Your faith is in your hands. But, not any longer, socialism with its central planning and government taxation, with chokehold of corruption, that same socialism I escaped just crept up on me here, with the exact same predictable outcome as in 103 different countries that had tried it in last 100 years. Not only it ruins economy, it takes away freedom, with party allowed ideas being only one’s that are permitted. With zero plurality of opinions, there is no need for critical thinking, as the only allowed ideology is preselected and there is no need for any thinking, only the need for obedience. Enough context.
I tried to learn a little about American revolution, and to compliment it, I watched Turn. I wanted to ask, do you know, in numbers, how bad was the taxation that sparked American revolution? How bad was the taxation after, by our very own states and our Congress? What angered the colonist most? they can had relatively comfortable life under protection of the strongest Empire of those days, in British Empire, yet they chose to fight it, and (incredibly) won. What sparked the revolution? What made it success? What convinced public to go along? How can bunch of civilians, farmers, colonists, defeat professional army/navy of British Empire? How was it even possible? It is as if some ragtag Alabama civilians defeated US Army…How was it possible for US to defeat UK?
What gave them the edge? Personal bravery? Willingness to risk life and property by colonial leaders? Firearms? Lack of censorship by British? nonexistence of UK controlled currency?
Why it appears completely impossible in current situation when freedom eroded away and constitution is now taken as what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules…
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