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  • Preparing For Civil Unrest

    A good read..I will post a portion, follow the link to the whole article..

    http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/wolfe118.html

    Preparing for civil unrest

    By Claire Wolfe

    The most remarkable thing about civil unrest is that there hasn't been more of it.

    Politicians are making a hash of this country—and much of the rest of the civilized world. We know it. They know it. They know we know it. But we don't feel we can do anything much to stop them.

    That right there is the pre-condition for civil unrest—when people are frustrated and politicians are nervous.

    Worse, that was how things stood before last fall's crash. Before pols on both left and right launched the biggest mass transfer of wealth in history—transferring our wealth (what we had left of it!) to their friends on Wall Street and in the banking industry. In other words, that's how things were before things got bad!

    Now everybody's talking about the ongoing catastrophe (even if we are in a momentarily sunny mood). But almost nobody is talking about the logical—maybe even inevitable—consequences of cynical or desperate politicians abusing an already fed-up populace: civil unrest.

    I mean people taking to the streets. Or mass resistance. Or crackdowns because the government fears we might do something to upset its apple cart. It's going to happen. Somewhere. At some time. It's going to.

    *snip*

    LEVEL ONE: The lowest level of civil unrest is when people turn on their own neighborhoods—as happened during the race riots of the 1960s and the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles. Level One civil unrest can be deadly and destructive, but primarily to people who live, work, or must travel in the immediate area. Level One unrest is spontaneous, Dionysian, is confined to a narrow geographical zone where the protestors live. Police response may be harsh, but it's localized. Unless you're in the middle of it, you're unaffected.

    LEVEL TWO: Level Two civil unrest may also be focused on a single area. But in this case, rioters or protesters have deliberately targeted a business district, a facility, a transportation system, or an organization to impose maximum disruption. One example: the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle in 1999; young people with violence in mind and rage in their hearts attacked an entire downtown, affecting hundreds of businesses and tens of thousands of workers who hardly knew what hit them. Another example: This spring, protesters in Thailand shut down the Bangkok airport, affecting who knows how many individuals and businesses. Level Two unrest is usually planned or semi-planned. The target is chosen deliberately. Although still focused in one area, Level Two can disrupt normal life and business in a whole region or country.

    LEVEL THREE: Level Three comes when mass unrest or authoritarian crackdown causes disruption at state or regional level. Then, no matter what the original cause or location of the trouble, everyone in the region is affected. Effects might include travel restrictions, random ID checks, mass arrests, food and fuel rationing, controls on money and banking, roadblocks, and other harsh "emergency" restrictions.

    LEVEL FOUR: Level Four is Level Three—but on a national or even international scale. It's martial law. If things ever get this bad, it's likely that the government itself will be a far bigger threat to everyone's well being than whatever the original cause of the clampdown was.

    And of course, any level of civil unrest can lead to laws, regulations, and harsher police policies that end up affecting everybody in the long run.

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    Thanks for the post. I have bookmarked it for later reading. We are going to prepare apples or canning.
    As Zombie Axe would say...
    "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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    • #3
      LEVEL THREE: Level Three comes when mass unrest or authoritarian crackdown causes disruption at state or regional level. Then, no matter what the original cause or location of the trouble, everyone in the region is affected. Effects might include travel restrictions, random ID checks, mass arrests, food and fuel rationing, controls on money and banking, roadblocks, and other harsh "emergency" restrictions.

      LEVEL FOUR: Level Four is Level Three—but on a national or even international scale. It's martial law. If things ever get this bad, it's likely that the government itself will be a far bigger threat to everyone's well being than whatever the original cause of the clampdown was.

      And of course, any level of civil unrest can lead to laws, regulations, and harsher police policies that end up affecting everybody in the long run.


      Is this why Obumer needs a civilian security force as trained and funded as the regular military? The Americorp and similar groups were funded $5 BILLION dollars today for expansion!

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      • #4
        I have a feeling its gonna be worse than anything anyone can imagine. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

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        • #5
          It was FEMA but now it could be a whole host of new "organizations" but sediment stands........"I just can't bring myself to trust FEMA. Something about a goverment agency/organization that can assume complete control with zero accountability all in the stroke of a pen that sticks in my craw.":eek:
          Well, for me, the action is the juice.....I'm in.

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          • #6
            Lostinoz,

            The works of Claire Wolfe are always a wise and great read!
            "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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            • #7
              i wanna just be like richard prior after a NUCLEAR WAR QUOTE dam what was that PRICELESSS HUH
              the pack that plays together stays together

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