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Give it ten years, then.

Posted by: Farinata ( L'inferno ) on December 20, 1999 at 14:53:34:

In Reply to: From the Horse's Mouth posted by David on December 20, 1999 at 13:47:18:

: 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.

Did you see the news about Nile fever in New York?

Did you know that the incidence of antibiotic-resistant TB has tripled in this decade alone?

Did you know that New Orleans has seen a five-hundredfold population explosion in Formosan termites; which are highly likely to destroy much of the old town?

Did you know that fish stocks in the Atlantic have dropped to 33% of what they were twenty years ago, due to climate change and overfishing?

Did you know that one of the areas likely to be hardest-hit by climate change is the American Midwest? - try imagining a Dustbowl; only five times worse.

Did you know the US is heading for a record trade deficit this year?

Did you know that the Surgeon-General is making provisions for an estimated 3 million cases of malaria in the southern US over the next 20 years?

Even if you do believe the (somewhat debatable) idea that revolution comes from the comfortable, we're likely to see an unprecedented amount of unrest in the US over the next 25 years or so.


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