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I just know that successful revolutions have been brought about by disaffected members of the middle and upper classes. I don't see to much of that, but then, that would be a requirement for them ever to be successful, as, regardless of laws and traditions of 'democratic' rule and 'popular sovereignty', any serious challenge to the existing status quo will be treated as criminal by those governing in that status quo. And that leads to the nasty side of revolutions.

Of course such movements usually have a pubic 'political' face to accompany the element using violence and force, and I don't see to much of that, though the Occupy - Anonymous axis may have some, or develop some, coordination. The one opportunity I see is in a large scale public epiphany and repudiation of the entire existing system, probably in conjunction with that system collapsing. But I expect there is a greater chance that the usual suspects would come out on top in that circumstance as well. So I agree that there is, at least, not much hope in 'The worse, the better'. But, then, hope is not everything.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 4th, 2012 at 10:30:05 AM EST
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