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I think you're right--and I think this fact explains "terrorism".  There are a loooooootttta folks who'd be happy to see a few millions in the first world die--also horribly--to wake them up to their privileged position.

And there are a loooooooooottta folks in the first world who would be (and are) happy to kill a lotta poor folks to make sure that they (the rich, who feel "normal", not rich) stay more or less where they are (top o' the heap.)

I think Marx banged on about this.

Not so depressing if one is "somewhere in the middle" of the richer classes.  Pretty depressing--viscerally, I mean--if one is in the group of "not first world".

but yeah, I think you're right, unless the weather wipes out major major crop systems--don't they say we're all four meals (or is it eight?) from revolution?

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.

by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Mon Oct 29th, 2007 at 06:19:27 PM EST
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