Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Little Revolution

A model of Revolution:

1. Individuals carry out random acts of sensational violence (terrorism).

2. These acts inspire like-minded groups to form - who in turn carry out more sophisticated attacks.

3. The government reacts by squeezing civil liberties and cracking down on the suspected minority population from whence the dissidents come.

4. More small groups spring up - now there are several unconnected groups carrying out acts of violence.

5. Criminals and individuals (such as anarchists) begin to mimmick the political violence with their own acts.

6. The government reacts even more strongly - but to little effect.

7. At this point an ideological leader steps in to unify and direct the more serious groups into a larger force.

8. The ideological leader creates a legitimate political party (as a peaceful voice of dissent) and several clandestine Combat Groups.

9. The political party appears to represent the grievances of the minority while publicly condemning violence. (However the Party continues to secretly direct the violence through its Combat Groups).

10. Leading up to parlimentary or congressional elections, the Party orders the Combat Groups to carry out a wave of unprecedented violence.

11. An election is held in which the Political Party wins representation in the government. (Through a combination of votes by sympathizers, intimidation of opposition voters, and votes from former Government sympathizers who feel the government can no longer manage the Terrorist threat).

12. The legitimate representatives of the Party "negotiate" with the radical militant group and demonstrate their ability to prevent violence when the government can not.

13. The Party builds a coalition with other political parties who are against the current regime. This coalition runs on the platform of "peaceful change over terrorist violence".

14. The coalition government is voted into parliment or congress in a majority. The original 'revolutionary' party directs its Combat Groups against their coalition allies and the former ruling party.

15. The Combat Groups are ordered to carry out a simultaneous wave of political violence across the nation - to make it appear Civil War has begun.

16. During the manufactured crisis the 'revolutionary' party carries out a coup de' tat in which the current government leader is executed and coalition rivals are imprisoned.

17. The 'revolutionary' party appoints its ideological leader as the new head of state.

18. The Combat Groups are appointed to head the military, secret police, and a para-military, state-terror force.

19. The 'revolutionary' party is effectively in control and the revolution is complete.

20. A purge of rivals within the 'revolutionary' party after success is an optional step.

Originally posted on October 25, 2006 on Myspace.

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