British Riots: Elites “Shocked” The Poor Are Rising Up Against Brutal Austerity Measures

I’m glad to see someone saying this….

I’m not sure it’s going to be too long before we start seeing the same situation here in the States.

God knows, there are similarities in that our own misguided “leadership” wants to solve the country’s perceived financial woes by taking more from the poor and letting the Rich continue to avoid paying their fair share.

This institutional, government driven inequality is bound to blow up at some point….

From Laurie Penny at Alternet.com:

No one expected this. The so-called leaders who have taken three solid days to return from their foreign holidays to a country in flames did not anticipate this. The people running Britain had absolutely no clue how desperate things had become. They thought that after thirty years of soaring inequality, in the middle of a recession, they could take away the last little things that gave people hope, the benefits, the jobs, the possibility of higher education, the support structures, and nothing would happen. They were wrong. And now my city is burning, and it will continue to burn until we stop the blanket condemnations and blind conjecture and try to understand just what has brought viral civil unrest to Britain. Let me give you a hint: it ain’t Twitter.

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