Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ray Raphael: The Myths of Revolution


Ray Raphael has written the book Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation to dispel our notions of a revolution.

The American Revolution was not carried out by the leaders. It was a completely ground up, grass roots movement that was carried out by majority of the individuals of society. They would ride up from all around the surrounding areas (no small feat) for one night of elections They would get the politicians to swear allegiance to the majority's desires, ideas, and plans and to carry them out. If it looked like a politician was not loyal to the town's wishes, the people who gathered would get rid of them. The leaders such as George Washington were just there at the right place at the right time to end up in the history books. And that's what's not being told in history books. We are focusing on the wrong part of the structure that is a revolution.

To truly understand what Ray Raphael is saying is to truly understand the concept of "Of the People, For the People, and By the People". Viva La Revolucion!

[Video] Ray Raphael - Dispelling the Myths of a Revolution (Click on the right side to watch)

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