reply to post by Raud
I have to agree with you on this.
It was pointed out several months ago by a group of posters (of which I was happy to have the foresight to agree with) that financial meltdown causes
civil unrest, and that such unrest would spread across the planet as each nation faced the challenges it brought.
A few of us assumed that the USA would be first to experience this civil unrest, as it had appeared to be the forerunner in all events, forecasting
the financial climate for the rest of the world.
But it seemed to happen in Europe first. Perhaps this was due to emotive volatility more than actual financial crisis level?
This will happen everywhere.
But in what order, we can't tell, it all seems to depend on the basic social stability coupled with the level of struggle experienced by the people,
in connection to a "perceived injustice" by those in authority.
I expect to see similar in London too, unfortunately.
And as each American state actually experiences financial struggle at the public level (California and NY spring to mind immediately) it will happen
It will take a miracle (financially) to prevent this from happening in the UK and the USA to some degree. How severe it'll be will depend on the
response of those in authority and if they are prepared to step out of line and worsen any dissent.
If there were protests like this in America, I fear they would immediately break out the riot police and batons, rounding people up. Someone will be
hurt, and it'll spiral.
A measured response would be required by authorities to keep this calm, allow people to speak openly and vent their anger. The risk of it spreading by
the actions of a few riot cops is far greater than any damage a rowdy mob in one city would do.