What would be the settings to cause one, and would it hurt the countries progress or help it?
Would it stagger our technological innovation and business or help it?
I seem to be reading this wrongly because when I hear talk of an second revolution on TV I get scared, but should I be?
Unfortunately... socialism of late is too often corporatism gone to seed in the offices of governance. Read 'Animal Farm'... the difference between socialism and capitalism is that monopolies are called such under capitalism... under socialism we call the same instiutions the federal government... it saves the oligarchs the trouble of having to buy off the legislature each term when they are the legislature.
President Obama wasn't sitting in his current chair when TARP was passed... but he voted yea... and kept the same financial team in office for all intents and purposes. The redistribution of $30 trillion proletariat dollars into the hands of the plutocracy is hardly the kind of socialism we would chose for ourselves. Criminalizing the populace for failure to pay their Danegeld to the middleman bankers/insurance companies is extortion... call it socialized medicine if you will.
I don't disagree that the American media is as useless as teats on a bull... A great American mind passed only 3 days ago... discontent with what news outlets and publishing houses were trying to pass off onto the rest of us... Eustace Mullins researched our monetary system... at the behest of his mentor... Ezra Pound. Eustace wrote 'The Secrets of the Federal Reserve' Pardon the instruction... but if you have time after Orwell's novella... you should check it out as well.
Once you know the main players in the financial infrastructure of America... you won't be confused by this game of musical chairs we play every 4 or so years... one in which things may seem to change... but upon closer inspection we notice that the players stay the same.
I don't think a violent revolution is even possible, and would be extremely foolish to attempt.
I believe that instead of revolting, the most plausible scenario (though still not likely) is that the federal government will so overextend itself as to essentially collapse in a soviet-style implosion. The states will step in to provide essential services, reasserting states rights in the process and shuttering Washington. Some states, such as Texas, might actually secede in the process.
The resulting pieces left would probably be the foundations for a new country, or most likely countries, so in regards of progress, we'd be starting over.
Technologically, we'd probably see a sharp increase in innovation as a result of the war, technology that would eventually be applied for peaceful means.
Though we all hope it won't ever come to this, there are statisticians saying that there's going to be a war sometimes in the next few decades on US soil.
There is a saying, if you ain't got nothin' you ain't got nothin' to loose. For a long time the rich have gotten richer and the poor poorer. It has gotten to the point where the wealthiest 1% have more wealth than the bottom 90% combined. Currently the top 1% has the bottom 90% convinced that this is just fine. What happens when the top 0.1% has more than the bottom 99% Is this the point where the masses will no longer accept it and revolt?
but all this talk of revolt has arisen of late with the coming into office of a 'socialist' president, who is trying to implement some mildly redistributive policies. In essence the masses seem to want to revolt in order to continue to support those who are exploiting them.
'second revolution on TV I get scared, but should I be?'
turn off fox news, better yet ignore American news media altogether, that should alleviate your irrational anxieties
and this is all because Obama wanted to establish universal health care?