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RE: From Noble Protests to Violent Riots | Reframing the Narrative

in Deep Dives5 months ago

Great piece that will unfortunately fall on mostly deaf ears. People want to feel that they are making a difference, even though they are not, as they are running the script they have been programmed to run. The focus their attention for a short time frame that isn't long enough to make the systematic changes necessary, but feel they have made a difference - Over and over again on repeat.

People don't get it because they don't want to get it, as it makes them feel impotent. Protests and riots are like social viagra, short lived - but the fundamental problems remain.

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That is not not always true, it depends on how much the poor have been oppressed and what they are willing to do to end that oppression.
French Revolution ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution ) 1789, the poor class basically killed the entire rich class, it took many years but they did it.

Boston Tea Party ( one of the reasons the USA exists today) was a riot against the wealthy English class and it started the American Revolution.

The root cause of most rioting is usually class warfare, even though the catalyst that starts the rioting can be something unrelated to socioeconomic conditions, the extent of how bad the violence escalates depends on how badly the system has broken the poor class... it unfortunately usually ends badly for many people, but there are always many more poor people who have nothing to lose than there are wealthy people.

Many people seem to have forgotten or just don't know that the reason the USA exists today is because it was created with violence and rioting.

Many people seem to have forgotten or just don't know that the reason the USA exists today is because it was created with violence and rioting.

The issue is that - it never ends. The system wasn't changed, it was just reset.

I would not consider the American Revolution a reset, it was a complete change, the English monarchy/oligarchy no longer had control over the people of the USA.

A government structure/system is never static, there will always be changes (some minor some drastic) the question is are the people in charge creating system changes that benefit the majority of the population that live under that system or are they benefiting the minority wealthy who live under that system.

When the system changes that are made by the people in charge (this can take years, decades), keep making life more and more difficult for the majority, a breaking point is eventually reached, the people at the bottom want change and they want it now. They no longer want to enact change with peaceful reform and they choose violence and rioting.

Unfortunately the wealth inequality in the USA is the highest it has ever been (not only USA this is a global problem). This violence and rioting in my opinion will continue to escalate unless drastic changes are made to improve the lives of the majority of the population...

the English monarchy/oligarchy no longer had control over the people of the USA.

And now?

the question is are the people in charge creating system changes that benefit the majority of the population that live under that system or are they benefiting the minority wealthy who live under that system.

Isn't this the answer?

Unfortunately the wealth inequality in the USA is the highest it has ever been (not only USA this is a global problem).

Scandinavia (where I live) this is far, far less of a problem - but will change as the world follows the American model or ridiculousness.

Now the system is controlled by an American oligarchy...

There have been many changes to the system in the USA since, the end of slavery, after the Great Depression FDR gave Americans, Social Security, Unemployment insurance, a 90% marginal tax rate on the wealthy, etc...

Like I said systems always change, some changes are good some are bad, when the changes get too terrible, the majority begins to wake up...

Now the system is controlled by an American oligarchy...

Not much actually changes then does it?

I wonder what happens if you compare average living standards to other colonial countries like Canada and Australia. The US likely has the greatest wealth inequalities on earth, and the lows are pretty damn low - considering the highs.

Things are constantly changing, if they did not we would still have slavery...

In order for things to change for the better, people have to constantly participate to make changes to the system that benefit the majority of the population, so we don't have to have violence/rioting.

The USA has had regressive changes for the last 40-50 years because people became complacent, people at the bottom have reached a breaking point, we will see if this breaking point will bring progressive changes, only time will tell.

This.

History is an important element which is often forgotten. And while currently there's reposters highlighting this oppression and discrimination has been going for 400 years, we can stay in the last half decade and remember the riots in the 60s, the Black Power oppression, or even as recent as 1985 the C4-bombing of the MOVE building in Philadelphia.

My first reaction when the demonstrations turned into riots was "This is not the one yet, not enough anger yet in the system. Maybe next time there may be sufficient anger and we will see not only mixed demonstrators, but everyone also calling out financial equality. This is not the revolution yet, but we're getting closer...".

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Thanks, I appreciate that.
It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The masses are easily manipulated and are playing into the strength of the state. One thing that the state is well versed in is the use of force. They will not accomplish much trying to compete with the state on this level. Lol, i like the analogy of social viagra - its spot on. Once the dust settles, the same issues will persist with the government taking away more rights and exerting greater force.

Once the dust settles, the same issues will persist with the government taking away more rights and exerting greater force.

Yep, focus will shift to the next fire, while this one still burns.

Lol, i like the analogy of social viagra - its spot on.

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