Monday, October 4, 2010

What a riot looks like and why it can happen here, today

The picture herein is such a moderate version of a riot's aftermath. Why do we feel so immune (and do we). The picture depicts a riot the lovely Ana Berman (photographer) encountered on her recent trip to Spain.

I have pictures from the LA riots in the early 1990's. Greece, France, Iran... We've seen recent riots due to economic issue, lack of freedom, racial unrest, raising of retirement age...

I wonder what happens here - as we don't seem to be exiting the recession. Headed for inflation (in which the savers, and middle class, get decimated) or a deflation (in which we all get decimated but perhaps "restructure" our debt).

Thank you Ana for showing us that the people make sure they have a voice.

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