Revolution, Revival, Renaissance, Dark Age, Apocalypse, or garden variety Armagedon are pretty simialr animals, in many ways. Can't tell you why, it just strikes me so. Our problem, our mountain to topple, our situation to work with, is not one that will be solved by a few months of molotovs in teh streets and riot police or national gaurd. It's a change in thinking and ideals, reassertion of ourselves as reponsible parties for more than ourselves, and a flensing away of that which become uncessesary or redundant as this is done.
This cannot be done cleanly. Mistakes will be made, and horrible miscarriges of jsutice will occur in the meantime. Both effective work and horrible miscarriges are happenign right now too, a fact which doesn't excuse more happening, but make effective change a worthwhile goal. This will not make everyone happy with everything. Life sucks, wear a hat. This will not make everything perfect, but it will make it better. Would you rather be unhappy with how a few people exercise a freedom you enjoy, or not have it at all? (Think back to yuor parents offering you this choice "Play nice and share, or we take it away.")
It doesn't matter whether we extract the old watch or make another from spider scraps. Will a plurality of us all being interested in the wellbeing of more than jsut our private selves make any difference here either? Probably not. A plurality of ourselves dissinterested, dissengaged, and self dissenfranchising to the point of slavery, though. It's what we're workign ourselves towards, and we're chaining our selves into one leaky old bitch of a slave galley.