[FoRK] The Wingnut Revolution
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.
> 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).
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