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Submitted by Fran on

almost any industrialized country.

An ongoing question is what would it take for people here to get out in the streets. (They did against the invasion of Iraq and were ignored.) I think one reason that it is harder to have the kind of pouring out of people to protest the government is because our government is physically isolated. To demonstrate there, people have to really organize and take buses trains and cars. Or, they gather in each city, which is more dispersed. Funny how our famously 'free' press manages to ignore the large protests that do occur - or to misrepresent them. People risk being arrested in our country. One advantage of being retired is that you do not risk losing a job, if you are lucky enough to have one. If unemployed, you cannot afford to travel or to get arrested. Plus we have such a 'dog eat dog' mentality in much of our society. We just call it being competitive.