p2pnet view P2P | Politics:- So far, North Americans haven’t seen much in the way of violent protests — not of the kind currently rocking the Maghreb states in North Africa and elsewhere, at any event.
But that could change this year, says Raw Story.
“Predictions of a youth uprising sweeping the United States in 2011 appear to be turning increasingly true, according to a recent poll”, it says, going on, “Figures supporting that hypothesis, produced by the left-leaning Public Policy Polling (PPP) for a liberal blog, were cited by partisan news figures as proof of a growing violent radical element in the tea parties.
“A full 17 percent of those ages 18-29 said yes, that violence would be justified, while a further 15 percent were not ‘not sure’,” says the post, continuing >>>
Compounding the potential for civil unrest, the poor and the tea parties, according to prior statistics, were two very different, separate groups with virtually no cross-over.
In a survey of Americans who voted in 2008, the nonpartisan group Project Vote found that, by and large, those sympathetic to the tea parties were white, wealthy and affluent people, whose political views represented approximately 29 percent of the electorate.
By comparison, blacks, youths and low-income voters, who turned out in record numbers to support President Obama, make up 32 percent of the electorate — and their views could not be any more different than their conservative counterparts.
The poll, published last Sept., described tea party participants as “overwhelmingly white” and “universally dissatisfied,” even though having “the least reason for dissatisfaction.”
“Only six percent [of tea party participants] reported having to worry about buying food for their families in the past year, compared to 14 percent of voters nationwide, 37 percent of blacks, 21 percent of youths, and 39 percent of low-income voters,” they added.
Discussing the partisan rhetorical fray on MSNBC … liberal news anchor Keith Olbermann failed to mention these figures, focusing instead on tea partiers and violent rhetoric prevalent in many Republicans’ public discourse.
Adds Raw Story:
“Speaking to Russia Today recently, trends analyst Gerald Celente — who predicted the 2008 economic collapse far in advance — suggested that a youth uprising is inevitable thanks to the emergence of a new kind of journalism that values full disclosure over other goals.
” ‘What we saw in England, again with ‘off with their heads,’ what we saw in Italy with the students taking to the streets, you’re gonna see in Spain, you’re going to see in Ireland,’ he said. ‘You already saw it in France. Figure it out.
” ‘The US is going to be slower, but it’s going to happen here at a different level,’ Celente concluded. ‘Remember, the US has been beaten down and pushed down. You’re going to see a revolution world-wide. What’s going to unite them in this cause is another major trend: Journalism 2.0′.”
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi
World War III will be a global information war with no division between civilian & military participation ~ Marshall McLuhan
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