Monday, February 23, 2009

Almost, but not quite

Our friends from the Guardian break some news today:

Police are preparing for a "summer of rage" as victims of the economic downturn take to the streets to demonstrate against financial institutions, the Guardian has learned.
Interesting concept. The article goes on to detail the possible public disorder scenarios being gamed out by the police in the UK. The article also notes other riots/demonstrations which have taken place across Europe since the economic conundrum kicked into gear last year.

If the reporting is correct the police may be right in theory but wrong in practice. The riots/demonstrations to-date in Europe have been directed at government and the governmental failure to properly* address the economic situation. If/when the "summer of rage" pops off it will be directed at government and the collective failure of leadership across the board.

Governmental officaldom has yet to figure out it is they who are to be held accountable.

*"properly" does not equate to using the populace as a never-ending cash ATM.

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