Report: We’ve Failed Miserably at Preparedness

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  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Anyone see anything like this here?
    The revolutionary situation
    The essence of the revolutionary situation which existed in France in the 1780s was the bankruptcy of the king, and hence the state. This economic crisis was due to the rapidly increasing costs of government and to the overwhelming costs incurred by fighting two major wars: the Seven Years' War and the American Revolutionary War.[4] These costs could not be met from the usual sources of state revenue. Since the 1770s, several attempts by different ministers to introduce financial stability had failed.[5] The taxation system was burdensome upon the middle class and the more prosperous peasants, given that the nobles were largely able to exempt themselves from it. As a result, there was "an insistent demand" for reform of these abuses of privilege, for an equitable means of taxation and for improved government processes.[6] David Thomson argued that the bourgeoisie and peasantry had "something to lose, not merely something to gain" in their demands for a fairer society and this fear too was a major factor in the revolutionary situation.[7]

    Cultural causes
    Further information: Age of Enlightenment
    A growing number of the French citizenry had absorbed the ideas of "equality" and "freedom of the individual" as presented by Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot and other philosophers and social theorists of the Age of Enlightenment.[8] The American Revolution demonstrated that it was plausible for Enlightenment ideas about how a government should be organized to actually be put into practice. Some American diplomats, like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, had lived in Paris, where they consorted freely with members of the French intellectual class. Furthermore, contact between American revolutionaries and the French troops who served in North America helped spread revolutionary ideas to the French people.[9]
     
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  2. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Interesting though after 9/11 France stood aside. Likely because all of the Muslim in their government .
     
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  3. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    What ever trauma hits the US we will likely be standing alone , and or be fighting off invasion from the shores and borders .
     
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    We as a nation. How is the next generation and there after. I know you are an exception to most everything. You live in Alaska, you have been living the Mormon way of preparedness. But really, as a nation how could this issue be fixed? What would inspire people to start taking responsibility and stop relying on the government.
     
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  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That is a simple question, with a simple and obvious answer... However, a road not taken, but by inspiration...
     
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