Don't worry Glasnost, there won't be Marshall law and I'm sure the government is safe and stays on
doing their work.
I wish I could explain what's happening, it's --at the core-- rioting out of social discontent, yes, but far from the same sense as e.g. Watts was.
Out of powerlessness it is more a respond to the vast emptiness of these times modern, than it's an action out of social despair. More out of a
spiritual, I'll say.
However in a rational view it comes down to
"everybody knows, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer" (thank you, Leonard).
The Danish history of parliamentarism has up to a few decades ago been contrary to Cohen's statement, which in some posters view naturally have given
us the label of socialist.
Since 1929, when Denmark for the first time got a left-wing government and to this date, there have been roughly 50 years of left rule and 25 of
right. Of those 25 years of right-wing governing, the 15 have been within the last 25 years, and the present government is what's called 'liberal'
in Danish, but by American standard a lot more right than that.
Fact, it's a neo-con, super-right government, and we've had it since 2001.
It is despised in about half the population, and what you could call hated in quite a few of those. The divides are getting bigger and the
polarization more fierce.
But so far we've had no violent overthrowing or coups in Danish parliaments history.
These riots is a symptom of wealth and nothing to use it for, but the envy of each other.
Of course the mixed left-wing governed municipal council of Copenhagen could afford to give that house to the juveniles ...if they wanted to, but as I
said, polarizations is increasing, and they have to think in reelections.
For Xphiles, sorry to disappoint you, but there's no ethnic issues at all involved in this. It's about the distribution of the resources of
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