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A Year of Living Thoughtfully 07/22/24

Day #307

As Alexis de Tocqueville noted 150 years ago, it is relative deprivation, not absolute deprivation, that is the initiator of revolt.

Disaffection is the direct result of deprivation. Once disaffected, it is easy to convince someone that “others” are to blame. That is the final step to controlling over the disaffected.

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