Revolutionaries of the recent past look for any type of fast demographic change and then used it to mobilize people to “overthrow” the establishment.
- 1850-1900 increases in productivity led to further decrease in the amount of people needed in agriculture and made modern largescale cities possible. So the revolutionaries mobilized the newcomers to urban life to overthrow the establishment i.e. bourgeoisie in this case. Hence we have the communist/socialist revolutions of the 1900s.
- 1900-2000 increases in productivity led to skilled labor becoming necessary, which made 20-year long training of children necessary through education. Education delays employment, which delays the return-on-investment in children, which leads to people having fewer children, and that frees up women to become more financially independent, which leads to marriages not being based on economic necessity but on sentiment and that leads to more divorces initiated by women and alternate sexual lifestyles like polyamory. Delayed employment of children also delays marriage which leads to pre-marital promiscuity. Fewer children also create labor shortages which need to be solved using immigration which is justified using multiculturalism. So modern revolutionaries mobilize the newly independent women, children, and immigrants against the establishment i.e. men.
- 2000-now increases in productivity will cause even more people doing bullshit jobs, and only a few programmers having productive work. The revolutionaries I predict will mobilize the newly free peoples to fight the establishment, i.e. a technocracy.
In each case, the revolutions that go too far are corrected either by economic reality and/or by a strong social movement in the opposite direction