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  •  fools errand (1+ / 0-)
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    because in the end this will only result in an outright revolution.  It didn't end too well for french aristocrats and russian aristocrats as I recall ...

    "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

    by noofsh on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 06:53:52 PM PDT

    •  Yes. That's likely the outcome. (0+ / 0-)

      However, it'll take quite a few generations for things to get run down enough for this to happen.  Case in point:  Go walk around where you grew up.  I'll bet you can find at least one or two houses (even in suburbia) that just aren't being kept up anymore.  This is due to an aging population, and a younger generation that has, in fact, forgotten how to do some simple work.  This will continue until every other house on the block starts to also look "long in the tooth."  Then, slowly, whole blocks will turn...people won't move in or want the remaining decent houses.  The tax base will drop.  The tax rate will climb.  Services will continue to be cut.  Crime rates will grow.  Smart people won't live long enough to procreate.  The population's gene-pool - their "smarts" - will continue to erode.  More properties will be abandon.  The cycle will continue.  Once the population has dumbed itself down in such a fashion, mob factions will start taking what it can where it can, by force if resistence is met.
           This is the mob that will then strike out against the government - a group that has lost all hope, and therefore has nothing left to lose from widescale death and destruction.
           This is what you're fighting.

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