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foot soldiers of the elite- the police, the courts, the civil servants, the press, the intellectual class, and finally the army- no longer have the will to defend the regime, the regime is finished.
"...And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.
If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality. In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.
Many of us think we’re special because “this is America.” We think we’re immune to the same forces that started the Arab Spring—or the French and Russian revolutions, for that matter. I know you fellow .01%ers tend to dismiss this kind of argument; I’ve had many of you tell me to my face I’m completely bonkers. And yes, I know there are many of you who are convinced that because you saw a poor kid with an iPhone that one time, inequality is a fiction.
Here’s what I say to you: You’re living in a dream world.
...or maybe Mexico retaking the southwest (including California), while leaving Texas alone, in order for it to serve as a buffer country.
originally posted by: Ancient Champion
If it does happen I see the south breaking away and California and Texas forming their own Republics.
originally posted by: lambs to lions
So many whiners. If you want a bunch of money or a high paying job then go do it! This is America, you can get an education, you can work hard to put yourself in the right position. I'm so sick of people crying about thier low paying labor jobs...do something about it instead of complaining about the white collars. Do people realize most of the upper class put in a lot of work and made a lot of good choices in order to reach their goal? Believe me, that's what it takes.
The U.S. is on the edge of rebellion.