The selling of military Equipment to local and state governments
Is the selling of military surplus to cities an attempt to suppress people's reaction to oppression (Patriot Act, Citizen United, Lack of a Living Wage, Exporting of jobs, Invasion of the Middle East for oil and religious agenda, Deficit irresponsibility, Immigration oppression, Disparity in wages, Corporate and Wealthiest 10% Greed)?
It almost appears as though the Republicans and US Religious Extremist Conservatives are looking for an American revolution. They are Pro-Gun (Pro NRA) and appear to have a monopoly on weapons. Why would the Republicans block the bipartisan bill to stop the sale of military equipment to local and state law enforcement?
If there was a mass demonstration or revolution, I would guess the result would be less democrats, independents and progressives, since most people that are oppressed are middle class and low income families. Any revolution would strengthen the Republican and US Religious Extremest Conservative numbers in the House of Representatives. It is all about getting the vote and pushing the Conservative agenda.
I suspect America will get to a boiling point and start doing isolated acts of terrorism against the wealthy and US Religious Extremists to avoid massive deaths from demonstrations. I wonder if the American demonstrators (revolutionaries) will get an acronym like ISIS.
The solution is simple...Treat people with respect, give them a living wage, reduce the disparity in incomes (between lowest to highest incomes), don't look at medical coverage, food & water, and education as a privilege for the few, but as a right for everyone, remove religion from politics (respects everyone's spiritual or non-spiritual beliefs) and fight for equality.
In the 1950's, American families had respectably incomes (a larger piece of the pie). The economy flourished. Let's give the American worker a respectable wage and a voice in how they are represented.
We want Democracy not and Oligarchy.