We must stop looking at people's statements from one point of view:
"A reformation means that masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don't know what will work but they do know that the prevailing system... is self-defeating, frustrating, and hopeless. They won't act for change but won't strongly oppose those who do. The time is then ripe for revolution."
A thought for Saul's statements with a real and sincere context:
In counseling, it is written that sometimes people turn their rage and anger toward the weak, a type of misplaced anger, due to some fear of person of persons that's really making them angry.
One example I can think of is black-on-black crime. I think this is evidence of misplaced anger. Rather than it being rooted in some uncivilized immorality and ignorance, like some believe, is anything but immorality and ignorance. I would say that black people, collectively, are self-defeating, frustrated and hopeless as a result of suppressing generations of upsetting emotions. These upsetting emotions manifest themselves as anger and violence, and on the weak, themselves. Sadly, the suffering has turned to killing the suffering. Their upsetting emotions should be channeled toward the disillusionment, the prevailing system: The Constant Reminder of their Suffering. INSTEAD, there's emotional tantrums and violence resulting in black-on-black crime.
Some perspectives consider past ways and values rooted in intellect, bravery and faith while some perspectives consider past ways and values exclusive, brutal and greedy, hellish. We see the past through blood-filled eyes for seeing a past written in blood. You see the past as something angelic and epic. The time is ripe for this treatment/discussion.
In counseling, I would suggest that they Find and Lift Up their Voices while also monitoring their concerns i.e. the animosity that presents itself as they lay out their thoughts. Such an encouraged approach would decrease crime and strengthen America.
If you combine the Brown, Black and Red populations, then I would agree that the masses of people have reached the point! God said that gazelles laid or will lay with lions. I wonder if people, regardless of color, can come to the reasoning table and talk about what needs to happen today in order to better tomorrow, for all. Watch! They will not oppose this way. But, some of you will, because this is the nature of change, someone has to concede some power, and the masses have little to concede.
This is not about blaming white people. Reality is, if my wife is mad at me, and feels she cannot get her point across, she's irritable with the kids. This is natural. Black people are nor immoral or ignorant, but very, very irritable, collectively.
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.--