If we can accept the historical definition of a revolution as being a governmental bankruptcy of its people (an easy and logical step), then the next question, is when, or what, is the trigger that makes a revolution actually occur, or at least move from the 1st Stage of revolution to the 2nd Stage, which is when people finally sit up and take notice that there is a revolution at hand.
The historic definition of revolution is a governmental bankruptcy of the people....
Below is a chart from Zerohedge that I think came out of WSJ that tells you who is the greatest at risk of revolution....
(chart from zerohedge)
India is high on the list, but if you read my book, you'd know that the Indian people do not resort to violence.
This is from chapter 12 of my book, "New American Revolution: The Constitutional Overthrow of the United States Government" that you can get either through www.electanewcongress, through donation to this website, or at www.nar2012.com. It is a hard look at what is not reported as a regressive tax, in fact, you won't find this look at the result of the U.S. current tax code anywhere. As you can see, middle America is getting squeezed like a lemon, criminally so. My recommendation is at the bottom.
Who Pays How Much: An Explaination of Fig 1 & Fig b.
This Population Wealth Ratio is derived by dividing the % of Wealth Rank into the % of Income of that Class. Then the Population Wealth Ratio is divided by the % of Taxes /Income Class to derive a Population Tax Ratio.
In these times, when in Washington DC, there exist a revolving door between the corporate board room and the highest branches of government, along with a direct relationship between corporate money and legislative outcomes despite the will of the people, it is becoming clear that the current two party system has an unfair advantage, money has corrupted the free market system of democratic government, and just as sometimes government's decide legally that a given company is a monopoly that doesn't serve the best interests of the market and/or consumers, maybe the time has come to see the two party system as at the least a monopoly, and possibly a cartel that doesn't serve the best interest of everyday citizens, the electoral market,
THE 99 PERCENTERS: Steps Toward Success
by B. Channing Hillway, Ph.D.
Copyright 2012 by Bayard Channing Hillway, Ph.D.
Occupy Wall Street began as a spontaneous expression of concern and outrage. Occupiers came together from all parts of the nation. Their actions led to the formation of the OWS movement. It has been the most exciting political action in a great while.
Much has been learned since the movements of the 1960s and ‘70s. Those movements, emerging to full force in 1968, may be seen as the grandparents OWS. Occupy Wall Street has been smarter and more well organized. It has been effective in bringing national attention to core issues facing the nation. It created the icon, “The 99 percent.” That’s about it.
Pew recently polled Americans ( March 2, 2012 ) where they found that 19% agreed with the statement that “success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside of our control”. Additionally, another 40% agreed with the statement that "hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people". Both numbers polled the highest since 1994.
These numbers are staggering, and should come as a wake up call to elected politicians, politicians seeking election, political parties, movements, the government , and especially the rich elite - corporatocracy. As the Buddhist saying goes, "Mind is the forerunner of all things".
One of the least endearing aspects of protest movements is the whining and complaining about how to get things done. How to move forward. How to accomplish anything.
In the winter, when I was getting messages from President Obama’s campaign about providing it with money, I got to thinking about how the campaign would use that money. I felt Senator Kerry’s campaign had squandered the money I gave. Fortunately for President Obama’s campaign, the Web site for giving money also provided me with the opportunity to put my two cents in about how I thought the campaign should go. My opinion was asked. I felt a bit better about making a continuing contribution of a size reflecting my budget and my not overly zealous commitment to another four years of President Obama.
How many years, generations, elections, and lives are we going to have to cycle through covering the same issues that never seem to get resolved ? Simple human rights issues that should be accepted in a Democracy, unnecessarily occupy the media and the public space.