After reading this, I think I can safely say that I’m with the author.
We Americans have been asleep for a long time now, failing to surveil our politicians and bloated bureaucracy. As our Declaration of Independence tells us, “…all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”
In the very next sentence, however, this same document states that when the people suffer from “a long train of abuses and usurpations,” then “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government.”
I think we’re getting very close to that point, but what interests me, from a philosophical standpoint, is whether we’re going to do the “Irish democracy” type of rebellion — whereby laws are just generally ridiculed or ignored:
I don’t think we’ll go for the French “Aux barricades!” stuff; that’s more the Pantifa style, and we ain’t them:
…which leaves the American kind of rebellion:
It sure is going to be interesting, and if I were our modern-day tyrants, I’d be hoping for the Irish kind. The last would be… interesting.