…Poverty sucks, and the poor are anxious to let you know how they feel about it.
Unlike the Muslim youth riots over employers rights to fire incompetent workers, that rocked France and resulted with the torching of thousands of cars, among other widespread damage, the youth riots in Greece have been inspired by actual poverty.
“With many struggling to make ends meet, and one in five living below the poverty line, there is growing anger at the tough fiscal policies” of the government. “High school students have rushed to join the protests, throwing stones at police in clashes in front of the Athens parliament yesterday, and on islands and mainland towns nationwide.”
The trigger to 3 continuous days of now nationwide rioting was the police shooting death of a teenager who was, in fact, attacking the police. Clearly, the people were already poised for a fight and only needed an excuse to get going.
This is just Greece, one very overpopulated small European nation with a great tourist industry but not a lot else, but it’s a good example of what is steadily creeping into the fabric of all Europe, which is the poverty that comes with overpopulation, excessive immigration and an economic downturn. This same scenario is getting ready to manifest itself all over Europe, both Western and Eastern Europe, as the immigration continues without letup and our global economy continues to worsen.
Most people care less about any history that didn’t occur within their own living memory, so when some old-timer wheezes about the starvation in Europe and the horrible famines and plagues in India and China, they might as well be discussing the movement of continents. People repeat history because they ignore it.
If you live in a European country, starvation is coming to a city near you. Watch for it. Hungry people will steal to eat, then they’ll riot to eat and then they’ll kill to eat. A bankrupt government can’t feed the impoverished and a corrupt one won’t, and massive civil unrest only serves to make everything worse for everyone.
I’m one of those wheezing old timers. When I was born the population of the U.S. was under 150 million people, nothing like the close to 400 million it is today, unless you actually believe the U.S. Census report. I think they admit to something over 330 million now, not counting illegal aliens.
So I heard about overpopulation before it became a problem, and I’ve been watching over the years as it steadily became, first, a problem, and then, a big one. Too many people have used up too much of our resources and consume too much petroleum and requre so much food that our poor Earth has run out of nutrients to grow food much better than cardboard in food value. The result is that people need to consume more to get their required nutrients, which results in obesity because the least beneficial foods, starches, sugars and fats, are the cheapest and most plentiful.
Now take away most of the money needed to maintain even a poor diet, and watch out for the fireworks. Which is what I expect. Most Europeans don’t own guns, but they own cigaret lighters, and if you can’t shoot people you can still burn down their buildings in your hunger and your rage.
It’s kind of prophetic. Greece showed the way, politically, thousands of years ago. They may be playing the vanguard, once again.