Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, August 12, 2016

More Data

One absent criteria: relative deprivation. One fascinating study of revolutions shows that they don't occur when everyone is miserably poor, but rather when things are getting better, but not fast enough to keep up with expectations. If relatively well-off blue collar whites still feel things aren't as good as they SHOULD be (because of "those people") then they could be open to a revolutionary figure like Orange Julius Caesar. 

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