Monday, March 04, 2013

'Damage'

Limiting the 'damage':  "Obama renews offer to cut social safety nets" (my emphasis in red):
"President Barack Obama raised anew the issue of cutting entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security as a way out of damaging budget cuts, a White House official said on Sunday, as both sides in Washington tried to limit a fiscal crisis that may soon hit millions of Americans."
An example of the 'damage' that can be avoided if only old people would develop a taste for cat food: "AIPAC takes on the latest threat to Israel — sequestration"

On cue:  "The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking"

"Return of the oppressed":
"Three years ago I published a short article in the science journal Nature. I pointed out that several leading indicators of political instability look set to peak around 2020. In other words, we are rapidly approaching a historical cusp, at which the US will be particularly vulnerable to violent upheaval. This prediction is not a ‘prophecy’. I don’t believe that disaster is pre-ordained, no matter what we do. On the contrary, if we understand the causes, we have a chance to prevent it from happening. But the first thing we will have to do is reverse the trend of ever-growing inequality."
Since the elites allow less inequality only when they fear social upheaval, the chance of success of this kind of engineering seems low. We actually have to give them something to be afraid of.
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