Saturday, August 20, 2011

Quote for Day: Glenn Greenwald on Social Unrest Down the Road Due to Austerity Misery

Glenn Greenwald in Salon, on the social unrest that will predictably be sparked throughout Western nations by "austerity misery":

The last year has seen an incredible amount of social upheaval, not just in the Arab world but increasingly in the West.  The Guardian today documented the significant role which poverty and opportunity deprivation played in the British riots.  Austerity misery -- coming soon to the U.S. -- has sparked serious upheavals in numerous Western nations.  Even if one takes as pessimistic a view as possible of an apathetic, meek, complacent American populace, it's simply inevitable that some similar form of disorder is in the U.S.'s future as well.

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