China just ran tanks ovr the protesters in the https://en.wikipedia...Square_protests . It set in motion a political change in China for the better.
In what way would you think the politics of the USA would change if the military started mass killings of protesters?
The police in America have sparked the riots, making America a military dictatorship, and allowing the police to carry on business as usual will not make America a desirable place to live.
The laws of a country are intended to be applied to everyone including the police, in order for the laws to be fair.
Different people are likely on the streets for different reasons.
What causes protesters to become rioters?
A lack of respect for the law.
A degree of perceived social unfairness or oppression caused by the law creators and enforcers in America.
Criminality caused by a lack of opportunities and grab what you can attitude on the back of legitimate protests for political/social change.
I might be wrong here as I havent checked this little gossip I heard, whilst I was in the states. Am I correct in thinking that above a certain level of earnings in America you dont pay tax, and the lowest paid have to pay tax on everything they earn even before they have enough to live on. If this is the case, I can understand why you have riots, and social unrest. An adjustment in Taxation to favor the majority of people in America rather than the richest who get the most out of living there.
adjustment in Taxation to favor the majority of people in America rather than the richest.
Sounds like this all over again:
Uprisings After Pandemics: It Happened Before and May Happen Again
Clamoring for higher wages
Surviving letters and treatises express feelings of fear, grief and loss; the death tolls from the 14th-century plague were catastrophic, and it’s estimated that between one-third to one-half of the European population died during the its first outbreak.
The massive loss of life created an immense labor shortage. Records from England describe untilled fields, vacant villages and untended livestock roaming an empty countryside.
The English laborers who survived understood their newfound value and began to press for higher wages. Some peasants even began to seek more lucrative employment by leaving feudal tenancy, meaning the peasants felt free to leave the employment of their landowning overlords.
Rather than accede to the demands, King Edward III did just the opposite: In 1349, he froze wages at pre-plague levels and imprisoned any reaper, mower or other workman in service to an estate who left his employment without cause. These ordinances ensured that elite landowners would retain their wealth.
Edward III enacted successive laws intended to ensure laborers wouldn’t increase their earning power. As England weathered subsequent outbreaks of the plague, and as labor shortages continued, workers started to clamor for change.
Further on the article.........
While the rebels were initially satisfied with this charter, things didn’t end well for them. When the group met with Richard the next day, whether by mistake or intent, Wat Tyler was killed by one of Richard’s men, John Standish. The rest of the peasants dispersed or fled, depending on the report of the medieval chronicler.
For the authorities, this was their chance to pounce. They sent judges into the countryside of Kent to find, punish and, in some cases, execute those who were found guilty of leading the uprising. They apprehended John Ball and he was drawn and quartered . On Sept. 29, 1381, Richard II and Parliament declared the charter freeing the peasants of their feudal tenancy null and void . The vast wealth gap between the lowest and highest tiers of society remained.