Straight into this one:
A well thought out and provocative look at the 1962 work of sociologist James Davies, who laid out seven preconditions for violent revolution. The author stresses the point that all of these preconditions have now been met to one degree or another in the current U.S.
The seven conditions are:
1. Soaring then crashing standards of living
2. Rising class war/disillusionment
3. A generation of abandoned intellectuals (hey that’s you guys)
4. Incompetent government
5. Failure of leadership
6. Fiscal Irresponsibility
7. Inept and inconsistent use of force
Not that I think for one minute that the USA is on the brink of revolution. No modern western democracy is – or will be ever again. I believe that a modern revolution in an established western democracy, such as the USA and the UK is impossible in the modern world.
Why? The police and the military are now so powerful that the will of the people, the revolution, could be suppressed. The days of revolution are over.