Mikhail Gorbachev, the former leader of the USSR, said recently that Moammar Ghadafi could be run out of Libya due to the violent force used to combat the protests.
"Gadhafi reacted so ruthlessly that he might end up being forced out (of his country),” Gorbachev told CNN. “I don't want to make predictions or anything, but he's shooting at people; he is using the military and weapons against defenseless people."
Um, isn't that pretty much the definition of how the Soviet State operated?
You simply can not have Socialism, or "social justice", or any other political order that operates on looting without the exercise of deadly force against the productive population.
The only alternative to a social and political order based on the principle of consent is coercion by physical force. (The emission of fraudulent ideologies only serves to cloud the issue.)
As the present looting spree by the Tax Eaters continues we will eventually see mobs of overburdened taxpayers taking to the streets with their fists in the air and chanting: "HELL NO! WE DON'T OWE!"*
To the various gangs of Tax Eaters, who depend on tax revenue for their sustenance, this is nothing less than a death sentence. And their patrons in executive office on the state and federal level will respond to a tax strike with open and deadly force.
They simply have no other choice.
* Yes, I know what's going on in Wisconsin. I'm simply predicting that things will get a lot worse.