IN TODAY'S NEWS ...
There is an interesting article by Michael Barker for CounterPunch.org, a page I like on Facebook.
In it, Barker discusses the efforts of the wealthy elites to thwart the working classes in their struggle with capitalism.
Barker goes on to describe the various ways in which government and elites resist our plight for "genuine democracy". One example is of an expert, heavily funded by several agencies and organizations, who measures the "success" of a demonstration, or uprising.
It gave me goosebumps.
The last time the success of an uprising was measured--Argentina, circa 1970s-- approximately 6,348 people disappeared.
The caption reads: "Remember that the disappeared were not 30,000 but 6,348. They were not young idealists, they were killers who killed 1,541 people, kidnapped 1,746, and carried out 5,042 attacks.