Saturday, May 28, 2011

“You say you want a revolution…”?

Words made famous by the biggest band ever to come out of Liverpool, England. There have been literally hundreds, if not thousands, in the last three millennia.
Though I am not much of an expert on the subject, other than getting a front row seat to the Middle-East uprising that started in Egypt on the day I landed in Cairo this past Winter, I wonder if we could possibly be seeing a first-ever viral worldwide revolution, thanks in part to the internet and social media networking? What first started in Tunisia, and quickly spread throughout Africa and the Middle-East, now seems to be expanding to Southern European countries such as Spain, Greece, and Italycountries in serious financial disarray. And let’s not forget the short lived attempt in China promptly crushed by the Chinese Communist Regime.
Even though I know very little about politics, a bit of online research will quickly reveal certain facts such as: US congress is raising the legal debt limit from its record high of $14 trillion and home foreclosures in the US are also at a record high, both signs of a serious fiscal crisis and a middle-class disappearing act perhaps?
A broken society is a disgruntled society is an angry society!
And just how far will it go?

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