Friday, August 24, 2012

Risks of Inequality

At Lonmin's platinum mine in South Africa, police shot and killed 34 people while trying to disperse protesters at the mine. Over 78 people were wounded. Prior to this, 10 other people - including two police officers - were killed.
This article states that South Africa frequently tops the list as the country with the greatest income inequality, and the result is public and economic unrest. The conclusion is that such financial division of society is a fatal separation that will eventually implode into conflict.
We look forward to end of the death struggle and the fall of hierarchies in the United States so we can avoid systemic implosion and increased conflict.