A Social Phenomenon: Protests Erupt in Brazil

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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,” (JFK) See the video for an extraordinary few minutes in which JFK extols PEACE and says “The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AesVsRvOEo

Now, Brazil. There is no violent revolution going on there, but it may come to that. The country is experiencing mass protests, and for good reason. “The mass protests thundering across Brazil have swept up an impassioned array of grievances — costly stadiums, corrupt politicians, high taxes and shoddy schools…”

I’d like to call attention to how this came about. It came about because lots of people were fed up. A girl organized a protest, expecting a few hundred people to attend. Instead, there were tens of thousands, and then a million. It was like throwing a seed crystal into a super-saturated solution and causing crystallization throughout the whole body of liquid. It was like a wildfire spreading. This is a social phenomenon. This article should be read in full. This is what we so far have NOT seen occur in America. This is, however, what the authorities are preparing for. They know that the array of grievances of Americans is growing by the day, week, month and year. They know that they have not addressed these grievances, and they know that when the promises of government cannot be kept, these grievances are going to spill into the streets. Or sooner, depending on this unpredictable phenomenon:

“Ms. Vivian and her fellow activists could not explain the change that had suddenly brought huge crowds into the streets all around the country.

“’People finally woke up,’ Ms. Vivian said. Asked why it happened now, she shrugged and said, ‘We really don’t know.’”

 

9:29 am on June 21, 2013