RE: SOCIETY: The privatization of public security in South America?

From: Michael Wiik (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 09:10:00 MDT

Miriam English <> wrote:

> Hopefully, one day people will see that having an underclass is dangerous
> for the upper classes.

I think Miriam has a good point here. But it might be argued that the
underclass is more dangerous to the middle class than the upperclass.

For example in Tianamen Square it was said the gov't had to ship in army
troops from outside the city since the city troops were hesitant to use
violence against the demonstrators.

I've heard other references that suggest underclass folks are more
likely to be brutal when given some power (such as a policeman). This
makes sense since there's probably a lot of resentment and jealousy


Michael Wiik
Messagenet Communications Research
Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants

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