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A spate of large-scale street protests around the world, from Chile and Hong Kong to Lebanon and Barcelona, is fueling a search for common denominators and collective causes. Are we entering a new age of global revolution? Or is it foolish to try to link anger in India over the price of onions to pro-democracy demonstrations in Russia?
Each country’s protests differ in detail. But recent upheavals do appear to share one key factor: youth. In most cases, younger people are at the forefront of calls for change. The uprising that unexpectedly swept away Sudan’s ancien regime this year was essentially generational in nature.
There are more young people than ever before. About 41% of the global population of 7.7 billion is aged 24 or under. In Africa, 41% is under 15. In Asia and Latin America (where 65% of the world’s people live), it’s 25%. In developed countries, imbalances tilt the other way. While 16% of Europeans are under 15, about 18%, double the world average, are over 65.
This global phenomenon of unfulfilled youthful aspirations is producing political timebombs. Each month in India, one million people turn 18 and can register to vote. In the Middle East and North Africa, an estimated 27 million youngsters will enter the workforce in the next five years. Any government, elected or not, that fails to provide jobs, decent wages and housing faces big trouble.
originally posted by: 727Sky
Full title is: About 41% of the global population are under 24. And they’re angry
This thread www.abovetopsecret.com... by Assassin82 got me to thinking about the civil unrest/disobedience in many countries...
originally posted by: CthulhuMythos
I can see why the youth of today are angry and want to revolt, and with the way the corrupt governments, corporations and banks behave I can't blame them. Hell I feel the same way. What the youth of today are not seeing, is a bigger picture where they are also being manipulated by those they want to revolt against, to make them riot, and who need the chaos and disruption to occur in order to roll out the strict authoritarian measures of a new world order, which has been the goal since before this youth demographic was born.