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"Pushed beyond the tolerable with nothing left to lose rebellion comes easy"

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From Jacobite Rebellion and American Revolution What were the driving forces behind the founding of America and the revolution. Discover how the Free Masons come to influence the nations history.
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While scrolling through titles of articles in the ICH, Information Clearing House, I came across the following, "Al Saud's Repressive Monarchy Creates Traction For Saudi Revolution". [1]

Though the article focused on Saudi Arabia and the possibility it may be heading for revolution, what intrigued me was a quote from Lorraine Swartz, an independent researcher and political analyst who said, "They have not yet been pushed beyond the tolerable. There is a key psychological and social factor to any revolution. Once people have nothing left to lose rebellion comes easy".

Of course she was speaking of Saudi Arabia, but it caused me think about America, especially the part "not been pushed beyond the tolerable and once people have nothing left to lose rebellion comes easy".

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Think about it; most people in America haven't "been pushed beyond the tolerable" and haven't reached the point where there is "nothing left to lose".

Sure there are "pockets" of deep poverty, home foreclosures, unemployment, feelings of hopelessness, despair and the homelessness in America. Think of the cities Camden, New Jersey and Detroit, Michigan as well as suburban areas like Homestead south of Miami in Florida or outside Las Vegas where home foreclosures skyrocketed, property values took a dive and many abandoned their homes when they couldn't make the mortgage payment.

That's pretty wide spread across the country but these "pockets" of despair are scattered and disconnected from one another while other areas of the country have remained prosperous-or at least middle class-where most people have jobs, the mortgage is paid every month, the lawns cut and they take their kids to play sports.

Sure many of the latter got hit hard financially, their 401k's taking a hit, but these people endured and made it through the recession pretty much unscathed.

So Detroit became insolvent, even turned the water off for those that couldn't pay their water bill-which the corporate MSM picked up and made it a headline-while Camden-if one reads the accounts of Chris Hedges-the conditions there make the city a basket case.

But further east of Camden lies the suburb of Cherry Hill, hardly suffering any real despair and across the Delaware River is Philadelphia, with its own areas of deep poverty while many suburban areas north and east remain fairly prosperous-or again remaining a part of the middle class.

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The point being though we had our own type "Arab Spring" with "occupy" in 2011 and the idea put forward, "We're not leaving until things change", occupy couldn't be the catalyst for wide spread rebellion in this country-even though there were encampments throughout the country-the majority of Americans didn't connect with it directly, were mostly passive observers that may have agreed the idea of the 99% and 1%, the latter having the most while the former had a pittance in comparison and understood the basic inequality and despite the big banks and the financial industry had created the financial crisis in 2008 and great recession that followed, most people in the country had "not been pushed beyond the tolerable" where they felt they had "nothing to lose".

And that's the key. Sure some of us that connected with and were a part of occupy, see how terrible things are for many people in America, but it will have to get a whole lot worse for the majority before any sort of rebellion could possibly occur in America. That didn't even occur in the 1930's depression when most people were affected and the economic situation was far worse than in 2008.

Now with the Republican landslide in Tuesday's election there's a good chance "things" will get worse for many people.

But it remains to be seen whether the majority in America will ever feel "pushed beyond the tolerable" and believe they have "nothing left to lose" and "rebellion comes easy".

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