S.F. Jude Terror wrote:
I have studied history. Whenever wealth disparity reaches critical mass it gets redistributed one way or another, be it a jubilee or a guillotine. I'm just waiting to see which it ends up being. We're definitely at that point.
Though Americans are taught to believe capitalism is the natural order of things, the fact is that usury was considered highly immoral and sometimes illegal for most of history. Now it drives our entire economy, which itself is little more than an organized system of extracting wealth from the poor and giving it to the rich. That can't possibly go on forever.
Then you need new history books.
History is replete with empires with much greater wealth disparity that saw no revolution, no people rising up.
It's actually laughable that you think "income disparity" drives revolution. You could make a plausible case for abject poverty, but not income disparity. Revolutions are fought on hungry stomachs, not people longingly looking at someone else's Rolls Royce.
Have you seen America's poor? As a lot, they ain't hungry.
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
- A character IS his continuity.
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