A social tipping point is when a government loses control over its people.Submitted by giam0005 on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 09:25
"A social tipping point is when a government loses control over its people.
Such a bellwether was seen in Argentina recently with the beating of a thief. Although the event in question is a very minor one, it is an illustration of the social tipping point—the manner in which a government loses control over its people.
The beating of a thief is, in itself, a minor event, but these events often become social tipping points. (Witness the self-immolation of a street vendor in Tunisia in 2011.)
If there is a lesson to be learned from events such as this one in Argentina, it is that the EU and US are not far behind in their socio-economic/political deterioration. Perhaps the reason that the dominant powers in the world today are ramping up their internal defence systems so dramatically is that they see the writing on the wall."