Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
As most here know, I've maintained for several years that
the coup already happened.
So have many others here and there. Here's a great, far wiser piece by Chris Hedges.

It's over. Now we must talk revolution.
Chalmers Johnson could not bring himself to put it in those exact terms, but the difference was minimal.
I think TBG has put his finger on two structural changes that will make the existing military/corporate dictatorship at least temporarily viable- the chance to install a command economy, a la WWII, and conscription.
A draft may not even be necessary, in a world where the other options for youth are very limited and in which the solving of problems and differences by murder or theft has been reified, raised to a national "business model", as well as a sport, a recreation.
And yes, the gangs look to me to be the greatest threat, in a continent stripped of any real faith in the rule of law.  

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Wed Nov 24th, 2010 at 02:45:00 AM EST
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