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Posted by: JD on January 26, 19100 at 10:22:11:

In Reply to: Neither posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on January 25, 19100 at 16:08:33:

: : I think that things in the US will have to become much worse before any popular movement is born.

: SDF: This is a fallacy. As I've pointed out before, bad conditions do not, in themselves, impel people to create popular movements.

Yes, but as you point out in the post you link to, a fear of losing what they already have may, or may not, incite people to seek a change. I think that it's a truism to say that a happy citizenry does not seek to overhaul their government. And it can't just be a coincidence that the high point of socialism's popularity in the US was during the Depression.

I still think that the greater the social injustice becomes, the greater the chance that people will realize something is fundamentally wrong.


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