The point isn’t that there are some people who have done bad things.
The point is that we have systems and institutions that are irredeemable: that cannot be amended, corrected or saved.
They are going to have to be eliminated, removed entirely, so that we can start over again from scratch.
States, Nations and Societies fall when there isn’t anyone left who is interested in fighting for them any more.
They can also fall when they destroy the environment that sustained them, and sometimes when they are overwhelmed by an outside force. But mostly they are are the victims of their own internal conflicts. Economic and political convolutions that whither the bonds of social cohesion – decadence.
When the institutions of society become captured by sectorial interests and turned into looting operations for elites – when bureaucracies become an end in themselves – and when the proletariat finally turns their backs and walk away – then that is the end of any society.
States and societies are inherently an accretion of layer after layer of ideas and institutions. Like a garbage dump, when it all eventually gets piled too high and the stench becomes unbearable, it gets rejected and abandoned.
Or… there can be REVOLUTION… and rebirth.
The thing about a revolution is that it is pretty much always a violent transformation. By its nature it is an attack on a hierarchy that is morally bankrupt and likely financially destitute – though there will still be institutions and cliques with some will and strength to defend their interests. But if the foundations of social organisation and institutions are weakened sufficiently from pre-existing stresses and crisis, then a sufficient strike can cut out the underpinnings and provoke a collapse.
In such ways are established elites swept away and new regimes born. It is a time honoured tradition, getting to the top the old fashioned way you might say.
Those that benefit from the status-quo will see only merit in the existing system and will resist change. A Revolution will be called sedition, criminal, and traitorous. However, if the Revolution succeeds – then to the victor goes the spoils – and the right to write the history.
But what particular merit is there in just swapping one regime for another? Very little probably if that is all there is to it, therein lies the difference between a Coup and a Revolution. Everyone always has a justification for their actions, even the Ancien Régime. And there is always a benefit for someone, always an agenda, and likely a hidden one.
The real question is:
If You were leading a Revolution of principles and ideals – what would they be ?
How would you build your society anew ?
There is also the point where the rubber meets the road: what would you have to do, why would anyone follow your lead, are the macro socio-economic conditions propitious, and finally the real test… can you be bothered?