Some of the things we think we know about revolts and revolutions - but that do not always apply:
- Where there are adequate elective processes dissatisfied people believe they can influence outcomes through voting and therefore are unlikely to make the sacrifices required of a revolution.
- Revolts are generally lead and organised by the middle classes - a degree of education is required - thus where the middle class is linked to the ruling elite through patronage or ethnicity, its members are less likely to lead a revolution.
Reblogging two stories about protest ... this is the second .... but I am not exactly sure how and where these are displaying. Hope they are not causing chaos somewhere on the my website. Best regards Nic