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The Whole World Is Rioting ..Why Aren't We?

By Joshua Holland, AlterNet
Posted on February 3, 2009, Printed on February 3, 2009
http://www.alternet.org/story/124836/

Explosive anger is spilling out onto the streets of Europe. The meltdown of the global economy is igniting massive social unrest in a region that has long been a symbol of political stability and social cohesion.

It's not a new trend: A wave of upheaval is spreading from the poorer countries on the periphery of the global economy to the prosperous core.

Over the past few years, a series of riots spread across what is patronizingly known as the Third World. Furious mobs have raged against skyrocketing food and energy prices, stagnating wages and unemployment in India, Senegal, Yemen, Indonesia, Morocco, Cameroon, Brazil, Panama, the Philippines, Egypt, Mexico and elsewhere.

For the most part, those living in wealthier countries took little notice. But now, with the global economy crashing down around us, people in even the wealthiest nations are mad as hell and reacting violently to what they view as an inadequate response to their tumbling economies.

The Telegraph (UK) warned last month that protests over governments' handling of the crisis "are widespread and gathering pace," and "may spark a new revolution":

A depression triggered in America is being played out in Europe with increasing violence, and other forms of social unrest are spreading. In Iceland, a government has fallen. Workers have marched in Zaragoza, as Spanish unemployment heads towards 20 percent. There have been riots and bloodshed in Greece, protests in Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary and Bulgaria. The police have suppressed public discontent in Russia and will be challenged again at large gatherings this weekend.

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Some of the rioting in other countries

is immigrants rioting! Seems I remember that France was having a problem awhile back with violent, Muslim riots, and a post on here was about a protest in Toronto, Canada where 30,000 people showed up to protest the Gaza situation. In the article they used a word to describe most of the protesters, and it was a foreign word to me---as in describing a sect of a religion.

Steady as she goes

NO sane person wants to riot...I want to live in peace, as all you so-called peace lovers should want ,also....Bulshovics took over Russia in riotous times ,You could end up with something worse.....Bide your time till there is no time......
you-no

I wonder why...

so many countries are rioting now? Could it be that their government doesn't listen to their people either? Duh!

don't forget american idol

don't forget american idol is still on!

haha

"One man with courage is a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson

Too many beautiful Americans, Idle.

The peasants aren't REVOLTING enough!

~jaq

~jaq

Because

"Dancing with the Stars" is on.

("are we human?")

~jaq

~jaq

Most people

Most people are still too comfortable, the ones who aren't are trying to salvage things and really don't understand what's happening or why. They hate Wall street and George Bush. They really don't understand the bigger political and monetary issues or understand who the real enemies of Liberty and prosperity are.

"The credit expansion boom is built on the sands of banknotes and deposits. It must collapse.", www.mises.org

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Because

there are still too few who know what the heck is going on.

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We are not ready to protest

I am all for peaceful protest, but Americans are not equipped to do any good with it yet. They have not made the necessary ideological change needed so that they are fighting for the right reasons. I argue that here:

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/81680.

Tom Mullen

Take this baby!

Because Barack is a good pacifier.
grant

This quote speaks volumes...

"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”—Samuel Adams

we aren't rioting because

we aren't rioting because we've been bought off by cheap gadgets and barack w. obama's false promises.

tv, ipods, sports, remodeling, singing and dancing

not to mention chemtrails, this drug, that drug, booze and sex galore. We are too busy-being stupid and immoral.

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That explains why there are so many.....

mindless brain-dead zombies out there.

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You are not hearing it much in the mainstream media but uncontrolled illegal immigration is greatly contributing to the unrest throughout Europe.

Rioting Is For Weak People

So Is terrorism.

Because an armed society is

Because an armed society is a polite society.

When we decide to riot, we won't be throwing rocks and beer bottles.

It's coming!

We all know SOMETHING is coming and that the worst may be yet to come.

If you want to learn how to PREPARE for and GAIN from it check out the site:

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A little rebellion now and then

“A little rebellion now and then...is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.” - Thomas Jefferson

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you don't riot because

only 12,000 came to Target Centre in Minneapolis.
APATHY.
ONLY HUNGER will shake you up.

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Riot to what end?

They are most likely rioting for socialism.

I'm not into riots

because I don't want to be out there unarmed and get my head bashed in with a nightstick. And I'm not into looting or purposefully destroying property.
Give me a declared, anything goes, revolutionary war and I'd be happy to fight it out.

"It's just one big club... and WE ain't in it!"

"Tyrants fear nothing more than insubordination"

"It's just one big club... and WE ain't in it!"

id love to see massive riots...it would be like a sweet symphony

of bitter anger,and uncaged emotion for wanting to be free of the bullshit politicians

"Stop paying lip service to the Constitution,and OBEY IT!"-Ron Paul

The up-side to worlwide riots

is that foreign troops will be needed at home and won't be used to round up American dissenters and man the FEMA camp machine guns.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

I rather die fighting than on my knees

period.

(Better) to be confused in the search for truth than fully confident and sound asleep in a dream of lies. ~ Michael Nystrom
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I don't plan on

rioting. The rulers have this down to a science, rioting is exactly what they want so they can pound us down. I don't see the point in rioting. Why make it easy for them.

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I agree

Rioting is what you do, when you don't know what to do.
It's a compulsive reflexive action. And it's easily provoked, usually with the results that you just mentioned.

More excuses for surveillance, curfews, more control overall.

"I don't endorse anything they say"
~Ron Paul On the 911 Truth movement.
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Stop the gears!

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