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Guns Not Necessary In Tunisia or Egypt

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To all the cowboys and girls who argue that that guns are necessary to rebel against dictators, I wonder what you have to say about what appear to be successful revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia without guns.

One might even consider that if there were weapons in use it might bring out the police and the military and help the Dictators to have an excuse to use the military and police resources. 

Now, it appears that the military and police are not fully helping the dictators in Tunisia and Egypt. Perhaps the absence of gun violence makes it easier for them to hold back. Perhaps, if idiots firing guns were amongst the protesters, the outcomes would be very different. 

These protests show that the claims of the need for weapons to fight authoritarian threats have, at least, some major  holes. 

OK. That's my take. I expect some lively discussion. 

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Is the will to resist and to endure suffering. It ... by Miriam Callaghan on Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 9:39:30 AM
to bear arms taken from them, they may not have ha... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 12:33:13 PM
Frankly, I think if there a lot of people with gun... by Rob Kall on Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 12:43:24 PM
abusive if they had not been able to disarm their ... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 at 3:18:30 PM
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