posted on May, 16 2014 @ 06:42 AM
I used to be one of very few who warned of violence against the relatively well-to-do at the hands of the poor and especially the newly-impoverished,
if the opportunity imbalance persisted, but I've noticed a real shift toward this exact belief among the thousands of folks who waste their time
commenting at the bottom of news articles recently. These aren't forum junkies or - most of the time - even Internet savvy people. They're like a
friend of mine's husband; just a regular schlub who one-day discovered that those comments exist and that he can post his own comments there as well.
Just like the guys who discovered call-in politics radio shows back in the late 1980s and got addicted to them. These are pretty ordinary people.
Hell, this guy doesn't even understand the concept of paragraphs, but he can sure read the handwriting on the wall.
Ramiz Z 3 hours ago
For the last three hours i have been reading comments on this article. Whats amazing numerous people have stated that no one expects a low wage worker
to make as much or more money as someone as a CEO or CFO or a Doctor or a Lawyer etc.All People want is to have enough for basic living needs but many
idiots have the courage to even deny that. WOW. I'm astonished. Some keep mentioning socialism and sharing the wealth etc. some have called for
others to go live in Russia etc. Let me just state the reason why U.S.S.R collapsed. THE U.S.S.R COLLAPSED BECAUSE OF GREED AND CORRUPTION IN
GOVERNMENT (SOMETHING THAT'S ON THE RISE HERE IF YOU HAVE NOT NOTICED). Kind of similar faith what is awaiting us. For all of those that want to keep
denying others decent living needs i have a question for you. What do you think that a mother or a father will do when they have no money no job ( or
have job that pays peanuts) but their kids are hungry, sick, cold etc. Those people (in most cases) first try to do everything in their power to
provide for their families in good honest way. When they see that a society has failed them they turn to crime. As the number of these individuals
keeps growing what do you think will happen? Number of people on food stamps is almost at 50 million!!! That is almost 1 out of 6 people in
U.S.Unfortunately this will continue to rise. What do you think will happen when that number reaches 100 million or 200 million or even higher. Now
most of these are not your lazy deadbeats( as some will try to paint the picture) but working mothers and fathers trying to feed their kids but keep
failing because the laws are made to benefit the ones that already have everything . What do you think will Happen when the government goes bankrupt,
and can no longer raise the debt ceiling to pay for food stamps, medicaid, medicare,ssi etc.??? When that 50 million, 100 million, 200 million or more
have no more means of supporting their families? Do you really want to live in the environment or a country where your next door neighbor might shoot
you for 5 dollars so he can buy a loaf of bread for his kids. They cannot put 300 million people in jail. Our jails are already too full as is, and we
are releasing criminals because it costs too much now what do you think will happen when 50% of our population turns to crime just to survive?Where
will you hide? You can not. This type of inequality is what starts the Riots. Great Empires have fallen because of greed and corruption (Rome). To
think that we will survive is nothing else but ignorance. This used to be a best country to live in ( It might still be ) but we are on a steep slide
and are going down fast. You might think that you are fine because you are wealthy enough but once again what happens when you have thousands coming
at your door to take what you have. We are walking a very thin line and we have to be really careful not to destroy what was given to us by our
fathers and grandfathers. As each day passes there are less and less people that can support them selves. we are at a boiling point even though some
economist will say that the economy looks better then ever. It does but for who? For few on the Top. While an average family is fighting for their
very existence and unfortunately due to the corrupt system failing...
The 8 comments that followed his (within the "reply" thread) broke out 6 agreeing, 1 calling him a socialist, and 1 schooling him on his lack of
A year ago, I wouldn't have even found one post warning that the well-to-do that are immediately available to the struggling are in grave danger of
being taken apart as a result of what's becoming more and more commonplace in this society. I have to wonder whether this is an indication that
we've crossed a line of some sort, and that this psychological/sociological acceptance of inter-class violence is a critical precursor to the actual
eruption of inter-class violence. I guess we'll just have to see what develops, since I don't know that there's ever been a modern examination of
the internal collapse of a major empire as it progressively occurred.
The collapse of the USSR came from the top-down, as did the collapse of Nazi Germany, so this is something that's very different, and with the stark
difference in culture between the US and those two most modern meltdowns, a collapse is obviously going to feature different points of initiation and
different momentum characteristics. Still, it seems as if the one broad requirement is that the average citizen must become psychologically
"familiar" with the notion of his/her entire society's descent into what had been a completely unacceptable situation (mayhem, murder, wholesale
looting, societal scapegoating) before the physical manifestation of that descent can occur. If so, then it may be that we're moving even more
rapidly toward a true tipping point than I would've predicted.
If you have money, I wouldn't make it obvious. Just sayin'.