A quarter of Americans open to taking up arms against government, poll says 

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

 We no longer have a ‘Supreme Court’, default to revolutionary action?…// The Right-Wing Supreme Court Is About to Unleash Hardship, Suffering, and Chaos for Millions  

We no longer have a Supreme Court and that means that a key aspect of our political system is not functioning. We in fact no longer have a government, as the Right indirectly affirms with its stealth fascism…This situation is going to get worse and worse, and the grounds for evolutionary action begin to emerge, first and foremost against the fascist counterrevolution in progress…

The legal reasoning by Alito and his allies in the Dobbs case is a devastating and unnecessary attack on foundational protections and rights.

Source: Opinion | The Right-Wing Supreme Court Is About to Unleash Hardship, Suffering, and Chaos for Millions | Ken Levy

The Rise of Digi-Fascism –

The neo-fascist culture war of right-wing extremists and adjacent Neo-Nazis seeks to change the present climate of a democratic society. One way of achieving this goal is through digital fascism. Just like Italian fascism of the 1920s and German Nazism of the 1930s, digi-fascism wants the downfall of democracy. Its mythical calling seeks to make fascist thinking a normality. Henry Giroux calls this, the mainstreaming of fascism.

Source: The Rise of Digi-Fascism – CounterPunch.org

good guys, bad guys?..///How Buddhism has changed the west for the better  

No mention here of the path to enlightenment, Mahayana and Hinaya and the buddhist civil war, the path of the Bodhisatwas that puts buddhists on a treadmill, the rumors from various yogis like Rajneesh of the fascism of hidden ‘buddhist’ sources (and others), the svengali drone creation of Hitler types (the latter plausibly deniable!)….
Buddhism like Christianity will slowly pass away and find a secondary remake, no doubt, just as Buddhism was a remake of Hinduism…

We are not who we were very long ago. A lot of new ideas have emerged from Buddhism and other traditions emphasizing compassion, equality, nonviolence and critical perspectives on materialism and capitalism

Source: How Buddhism has changed the west for the better | Rebecca Solnit | The Guardian