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  •  Brittle, Too (4+ / 0-)

    Too few of our politicians understand even the simplest laws of materials mechanical properties, which often apply surprisingly well to societies.  Something can be stable, strong, and hard, like diamond, and still shatter if hit in just the right location.  Both of these systems have internal flaws which allow them to be cleaved by frighteningly little force, if applied just so.  That's what happened in Tunisia.  That's what happened in Iran.  That's what happened in Indonesia, The Philippines, etc. when these sclerotic regimes finally answered to their citizens' righteous anger.

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Fri Jan 28, 2011 at 08:44:03 AM PST

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