Transformation Of A Country
As I read about the rioting in the Sudan capital, I wonder why it doesn't happen in this country. The answer is, material possessions. The market has improved the quality of our lives and we've collected a lot of crap in the process. Crap we don't want to give up so we don't dare risk it by taking a fight to the streets, even when it might be warranted to do so. What do the Sudanese have? Hope. They fight for that.
This country used to be like that. We had nothing, we fought for an idea. At some point, we achieved our goal and then some and effectively crossed the threshold to go from struggling to bullying just so we can get more stuff. What we have now is not enough. The aggression never got turned off. Why should it? It's in our nature.