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”.
Source: A quarter of Americans open to taking up arms against government, poll says | Biden administration | The Guardian
It is our responsibility to transform this nation, and abolish all that brings injustice upon us and the earth we inhabit.
Source: Opinion | The People Must Create a New America | Elaheh Farmand
The Power Worshippers Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism Katherine Stewart Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN 9781635573435 Is the nation’s true motto “E Pluribus Unum” (Latin for “Out of Many, One”) or is it “In God We Trust”? This is the underlying question posed by Katherine Stewart’s essential study, The Power Worshippers.
Source: The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism | Portside
In his latest book, Francis Fukuyama pines for an old-time liberalism that is moot in today’s world.
Source: Last Man Standing | Michael Brenes
The idea of The Last Revolution can be useful here. The fight for democracy is real yet misleading: the US is not a democracy but a capitalist oligarchy: the left should be countering the right with the project of real democracy, with a socialist failsafe.
The question is no longer whether there will be a civil conflict in America. The question is how the sides will divide, and who will prevail
Source: With the end of Roe, the US edges closer and closer to civil war | Stephen Marche | The Guardian
If 2022 were a normal year, one could watch the riveting Hearings of the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol with
Source: Democracy in America on a Knife’s Edge – CounterPunch.org