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From the Horse's Mouth

Posted by: David ( USA ) on December 20, 1999 at 13:47:18:

In Reply to: Message to the tadpoles. posted by Frog on December 19, 1999 at 15:02:05:

All of you who've responded to this so far (Stoller with his tough love and SDF with his false equivocations) should take this into consideration. Whether you agree with this person's stance or not you should at least realize that some people would rather leave well enough alone. Kind of like in the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson says "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and so accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
Now, please do not misinterperet my intentions, I am not defending a government or even saying that we should suffer ourselves and abusive government, I just brought out the quote to segue into something a good friend of mine once told me. Basically, it was that the revolution always comes from the middle class. Societies will have malcontents and those suffering, however, as long as the middle class is content, you do not need to fear a serious revolution. When middle class children start dying from lack of medical treatment or starvation, that is when you need to worry.

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