The Whole World Is Rioting-Why isn't the U.S.?

Discussion in 'Conspiracy' started by zihger, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. zihger

    zihger Senior Member

    The Whole World Is Rioting as the Economic Crisis Worsens -- Why arn't we?
    By Joshua Holland, AlterNet. Posted February 3, 2009.

    In a 2005 interview with AlterNet, Ames said the "slave mentality" is stronger in the U.S. than elsewhere, "in part because no other country on earth has so successfully crushed every internal rebellion."

    Slaves in the Caribbean for example rebelled a lot more because their oppressors weren't as good at oppressing as Americans were. America has put down every rebellion, brutally, from the Whiskey Rebellion to the Confederate rebellion to the proletarian rebellions, Black Panthers, white militias ... you name it. This creates a powerful slave mentality, a sense that it's pointless to rebel.

  2. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

    ill give the same answer as the one i have gave on the other 4 boards ive seen this article on.

    its a combination of the majority of society being on psych medications,the lack of community as a whole which inhibits the ability to organize any large scale protests and peoples belief that the government will make it all better.

    all in all its because americans are a buncha medicated,mind numbed,self centered,lazy,complaisant sheep..
  3. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    It hasn't gotten bad enough here for rioting yet. Wait until the unemployment rate is 15-20%. The riots will come in the future, probably by the summer.

    The thing is, they want rioting. They want chaos. It gives them more justification to declare martial law and bring out all their fancy crowd control weapons.

    Rioting will not solve anything if people do not even know what or who they're rioting against. Do you really think they care about people causing property damage?

    It's not just the US that is not rioting, and I would not say that we've seen riots around the world. Sure we have seen riots in Iceland and in Greece. The UK is worse off than the US, and there hasn't even been any rioting there yet. This has yet to happen, but it will. It's nothing I am looking forward to, either.
  4. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

    im willing to bet real unemployment is close to 15% now. it was 13.7% last month. and yeah,, ive said it over and over,this summer is going to be ugly no matter where on the globe you are..

    IMO,the first real test will be the end of this month when californias welfare checks dont go out..(thats assuming they dont get their ducks in a row by then)
  5. zihger

    zihger Senior Member

    I thought the article was thought provoking and it got some insightful responsives on the other forum I saw it on.

    I do agree with the slave mentality but I don’t think that is the major reason we don’t have riots yet.
    I think that most major riots and rebellion had much more dissatisfied people then we do now.

    History usually shows most populations start getting very uneasy and start to get out of control around 25% unemployment. In the U.S. it is 13%-15%? Now.

    I think the main reason the U.S. is not rioting is people are still watching TV and eating dinner in a lazyboy.

    But jobs are sure droping fast..
  6. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    The "official" national unemployment rate is currently around 7%. Since they always give a percentage lower than what it truly is, I would say the real pecentage is closer to 10-12%. When they announce 15-20% unemployment, it will more likely be 25-30% unemployment. It's hard to say what the real numbers are, but I would not take the government's word for it. They do not tell the truth about anything.
  7. zihger

    zihger Senior Member is a good site to look up Real #s.

    But I’ve never been into math I just guesstamate.

  8. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

  9. zombiewolf

    zombiewolf Senior Member

    People in the U.S. won't do anything until they wake up one day and their pantry's are empty. Watch out then...:eek:

  10. Fyrenza

    Fyrenza Queen of the Ians

    That's one of the things people don't understand about global socialism ~

    socialism is an EQUALING of everyone's situation...

    and if you actually LOOK at "everyone's situation,"

    you see, real quick-like, that the POOR in our country are living like flippin' KINGS compared to most of the world.

    By the time folks awaken to the fact that their cupboard is bare,

    there won't really be a way to remedy anything, imho.

    "The Whole" must all work for the GOOD of the "The Whole."

    Too bad,

    so sad,

    when you find out that your little part of "The Whole"

    is the Hole...
  11. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Yes, equal as peasants and slaves.
  12. Fyrenza

    Fyrenza Queen of the Ians

    Well, it IS an equalization based on lowest common denominator...
  13. brax

    brax Member

    This recession has nothing to do with socialism. It has everything to do with unfettered capitalism. If you don't like socialism than you should give up your paved roads, public school system, library, social security system, cheap postal system, we could go back to the day when only rich people could go to school and retire. Democracy and Socialism go hand in hand one is worthless without the other. So you may as well give up democracy and go live under King George and let him decide how many potatoes that you get to keep.
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  15. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

    i would dearly love to do away with all this,and i CAN WALK THE WALK!!

    you imply those things are some kind of necessity or luxuries,gifts from the almighty government.. thats whats wrong with america,everyone thinks wants are needs.. priorities are skewed and people are willing to give up their freedoms for things they think they have to have but dont...

    i vote we step back in time to 1898!!!!
  16. hippiehillbilly

    hippiehillbilly the old asshole

  17. HawaiianEye

    HawaiianEye Member

    I agree with that.Americans have become that way,it was not always the case for the most part.--Also far to many people complain about things on the internet which basically is a waste of time.
  18. zihger

    zihger Senior Member

    Those are public works.

    True Socialism is total “equality” where everyone is supposed to make the same wage and lives in the same sized box.

    But socialism never works and it always just creates repressive a ruling class headed by a dictator.
  19. grimjivey

    grimjivey Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    I knew that you'd be the first to spout your opinions on this thread. You remind me of "Dale Dribble" from King of the Hill. Did Mike Judge study you for that character?
    Why don't you get out there and buy some more guns and food and cigarettes, instead of ranting on the internet. Then when the end comes you can laugh at the rest of us sheep. Or do you still have your Y2K Cache ready to go?
    From one american to another, Baaaaaaaa!
  20. HawaiianEye

    HawaiianEye Member

    That also is very true.Welfare for the rich,trickle down economics,the rediculous fact that some Americans put very wealthy people on an undeserved pedestal,the list can go on and on.UNregulated capitalism is also found in many third world countries where they have only 2 classes of people-- rich and poor.

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