What Will Austerity Look Like in the United States?Submitted by SyntheticSolutions on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 22:51
Establishmentarian Media, particularly of the Neocon variety, suggests that the people of Spain somewhat deserve what is going on because of their dependence on government to begin with. I passed along the video of police beating people in the streets of Madrid to a friend and he responded with
"Obviously I don't agree with cops giving people beat downs in the streets....buuuuuut. My guess is these people are all protesting austerity measures so they've already willfully given up their liberty to the state."
It is much more complicated than this, and I would like to get your thoughts on the "Oh well the Spanish people should of saw it coming" position. Obviously Austerity is coming to America (and we have gotten some "glimpses" of it already)I would be interested in getting the DP communities thoughts as to what austerity will look like in the United States and in what ways will Americans themselves be culpable? I guess this could be "A put ourselves in the shoes of the average citizen in Spain" type of exercise? Thank You.