Saturday, March 26, 2016

America's Ceausescu Moment: Will Election 2016 Boil Over?

From the article: 
What is a Ceausescu moment? Politically aware people above a certain age know immediately what I mean. They can remember the shock on the face of the Romanian dictator when a horde of workers broke from decades of placid obeisance and interrupted his year-end 1989 speech with jeers...
The Ceausescu regime had lost all legitimacy in the eyes of the Romanian people, who soon showed they were ready to risk confrontation with heavily armed secret police forces to carry out a revolution. Something akin to this moment is playing out before the world's eyes in the US presidential election. Whatever the outcome may be, its consequences will stretch across the globe.

Will the silent majority break from its decades of obeisance?