If there’s one thing that people need to take from the French Revolution, it’s that it was fundamentally different from the American revolution because there was no new country to create, but an old one to make better. Thus, it was a bigger challenge, which ultimately lead to a military coupe via Napoleon (Coup of 18 Brumaire). For many, things got worse before and during the revolution.Debts that got made for wealthy to collect were terminated, essentially wasting much of the wealthy capital of France. During the revolution, people who rose against the Louis dynasty ended up committing genocide on their own people, causing yet again another “revolt” against the newly pseudo-established government.
….the point is, is that things don’t typically get better in a country that faces revolution because they’ve neglected self improvement. Shall I also discuss the Bolshevik revolution? Or do we need to see how the arab spring turned out for Syria?
If we don’t do something about the capital gains tax, the oil subsidies that continue the war machine and our addiction to fossil fuels, the divergenge of wealth, and the lack of wealth being generated in the younger generation because of how much debt is on our hands, we’re going to end up where the french and russians and arabs have been; in a state of turmoil with a government. And, even worse, it would be a state of turmoil created because we neglected to improve it when we could.