I have wondered about this kind of question with respect to (the book) The Last Revolution, and this finding surprised even me. The book is a spectrum of perspectives, but has a foundational viewpoint as ‘virtual revolution’. Taking up arms against the government is no laughing matter and without careful thinking is not going to succeed. And the relative percentage on the right shows that the most dangerous aspect is the rising fascism aiming at regime change.
The American public is closer to revolt than ever, yet here the moderate to far left is complacently thinking poorly about the question, the same for democracy. The Last Revolution can thus be a modeling tool, one that can confront the right’s spastic case, of hopeless idiots.
The US needs an upgrade to its ‘democracy’ and the only way to do that is from the left with a realization that ‘democracy’ in the American case has always been anemic and virtually canceled by capitalist domination. A form of neo-democracy as ‘democratic socialism’ done right without Marxist muddle could actually make its case to the public and the percentages above are closer to potential realization than I thought.
More than one quarter of US residents feel so estranged from their government that they feel it might “soon be necessary to take up arms” against it, a poll released on Thursday claimed.This survey of 1,000 registered US voters, published by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP), also revealed that most Americans agree the government is “corrupt and rigged against everyday people like me”.