[ExI] I see pitchforks.
danust2012 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 21:37:11 UTC 2019
I don’t believe hungry people — if by that you mean starving and not metaphorically hungry — don’t start revolutions. Typically, revolutions are elite cycling: one faction in the elite pushes out the current dominant faction in a typically brutal way. Also, there’s often raising expectations: people were doing well, then there’s a setback or they believe they can do much better — hence backing a change in the top dogs.
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> On Jul 8, 2019, at 2:13 PM, <spike at rainier66.com> <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of John Clark
> >…And the USA also does poorly on economic mobility, Canada has twice as much and Denmark three times, in the USA if you're born poor you'll probably die poor.
> John K Clark
> Sure. But in the USA, by India’s standards, we have a very odd definition of the term “poor.”
> John, fat people don’t start revolutions. Hungry ones do. There aren’t enough hungry people in the USA. Even the poor have hamburger and cell phones.
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