At this precise moment the BBC News channel is showing an interview with a little girl. She is homeless and her mother is eating rats to stay alive. Before this interview they went down into the storm drains of Los Angeles where three to four hundred people live and where every time it rains they are flooded out.
The United States of America is in the middle of their second civil war. People are dying like they do in any war but it's not being reported as a war because the side that is winning has complete control of the media. What is more nobody has died on the winning side yet. But it's only a matter of time.
After the Berlin Wall came down the rich in the west started to believe that they could do whatever they wanted and that there was no one around who could stop them. But it is my opinion as an outsider that in the United States the situation is very near the tipping point. Very soon the poor of America will realise that their lives are not worth living and at that point they will become prepared to fight back even knowing that they may die doing so.
My prediction is that as soon as this happens in the USA it will start to spread throughout the western world. The rich of the west think the Arab Spring is restricted to just muslim countries. I think it is a muslim response to an evil that is being done throughout the world and that it is only a matter of time before their revolutionary fervour starts to spread outside the muslim world.
It's happened before.