Comment: What is the revolution point?

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What is the revolution point?

It is the point where the pain and suffering from going along with plunder and control becomes greater than the pain people think will come from revolting. This has always been how it is. Once that point is reached, all it takes is a trigger event to set off the violence. In 1775 the trigger event was confiscation of arms when the British Army marched to Lexington and Concord, for example.

When government, bankers, and other special interest organizations use government force to place themselves at the front of the line for claiming future economic output, and their claims grow faster than the economy can grow, pain and suffering for the majority will only increase as the majority get a lesser and lesser share of economic output. Another way to think of it is debt grows each year to a greater and greater portion of the GDP, so the debt claim leaves less each year for those producing real wealth. Look at tax increases and demands for confiscation of wealth by banking interests like in Cyprus for examples of demands by those standing at the front of the line.

It is clear that debt is increasing faster than real economic output. Paper is easier to create than real wealth. Debt is increasing at a compound rate which produces an exponential growth curve. The real economy on the other hand, has limits on the rate at which it can grow imposed by limited energy production rates and increasing cost to acquire energy and other resources, leaving less to be used in driving the economy.

In fact we have entered a new paradigm in which the economic pie will actually begin long term contraction for want of sufficient energy to fuel it, while debt just keeps on growing and growing. A greater and greater share of this shrinking economic pie will be taken by those first in line, making inevitable violent social upheaval, i.e., civil war or revolution.

It is all in the math of compound growth, and compound growth is just a transient phenomenon impossible to sustain in the real world.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.