[FoRK] The Wingnut Revolution

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Sun Mar 1 23:50:23 PST 2009


Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 07:34:10PM -0800, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>   
> ...
>> Ok, so, I was in a cab with a talkative cab driver and the guy went on
>> a long rant about how the bank bailout was a ripoff giving the little
>> guy's money to the Bankers.  And then a little further down the road
>> in the rant (and in the jammed up traffic) it came out that he
>> personally had stopped paying his mortgage in hopes of getting his
>> payments reduced. Irony failed me.
>>     
>
> Does anyone think that a tax revolt will happen? That large-scale
> protests with shootings and army deployments will happen?
>   
Not in the US, at least not outside Waco and other apparently wacko 
locations.  It is not nearly that bad.  Doubt that it would get there.  
Protests maybe.
> I'm not ruling out anything at this point, at least in Europe.
> In fact, the situation would have blown up a while ago if population
> age distribution were any different (but then we wouldn't have these
> issues in the first place).
>
>   

sdw



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