Here in the land of Whole Foods, Walmart, and Piggly Wiggly, the thought that a 50% increase in the price of sugar or rice could send the denizens of Cambridge and Watertown and Arlington into the streets to foment revolt is laughable.
At least for now. Too many people can still gorge on too much in America. The legions of homeless and abandoned are not yet numerous enough to coalesce in a storming of the Bastille. Not enough people have yet connected the dots between the War Economy and their own incipient penury and impoverishment. But we'd be foolish to think that we in America are immune to such a cataclysm.
*Dollars Against the Wars
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