Monday, March 30, 2020

“Social Bomb” As Pandemic Sparks Unrest Among Poorest

Civil war,
Murder, rape, theft, violence,...
SHTF as we have predicted and prepared for.

Why I have been avoiding moving to multicultural Texas that has 4 of the 11 largest cities in the USA.
Which are 1/3 black 1/3 Latino and 1/3 everything else - asian, muslim, and white trash.
Many large population centers in the USA are in trouble.

My default escape plan has been high altitude Wyoming Colorado Rockies Idaho, Montana, or South Dakota Black hills.
Very low population density
The few people there are mostly are white english speakers.

Around here I got milder winters and bigger and better services including medical that may become life saving later in the year.
Rugged self-reliant Amish and hillbilly population base that have been survivalists in this ecosystem since before 1776.

Will know more by the end of the year,
and adjust plans then.
Move into an RV that can escape to safer locations using cheap diesel fossil fuels.
Many hideouts in the country.
Some farmable land may become available at reasonable prices.

From: Lothar


Big U.S. cities only have 'a few weeks' until social unrest and riots surface,
says Red Cross president

The next phase of the COVID-19 pandemiccould be a flare-up of social unrest across major Western cities as millions have lost their jobs,
economies have crashed into depressions,
and the military is being called up to maintain order.

The Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
warned that riots could be imminent in low-income neighborhoods
as extreme wealth inequality has left households unprepared
and without a cash buffer to weather the economic downturn.

As we've noted before, many Western households were already stretched thin before the shutdowns began,
with little savings,
insurmountable debts,
and the lack of access to proper healthcare.

Now, these folks, which many have been laid off from gig-economy and service sector jobs,
have zero income and could be emotionally motivated to hit the streets and protest.

IFRC president Francesco Rocca warned on Friday
that social unrest could be imminent in Italy

"We have a lot of people who are living very marginalized,
in the so-called black hole of society…

"This is a social bomb that can explode at any moment, because they don't have any way to have an income,"
He warned that the largest Western cities have only a 'few weeks' before social unrest is seen.

As for the US, President Trump has been deploying National Guard units across the country to fight the virus,
or a perfect cover to prepare for Martial law-style shutdowns across some areas where the virus is hard-hitting.

President Trump, on Saturday afternoon,
said he is considering a quarantine in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area,
which would likely be enforced by the military to some degree.

We have noted that National Guard armored vehicles have already been spotted across the country
and have suggested that troops are being positioned around major US metros
to maintain order if social unrest was seen in low-income neighborhoods.

The Western world is on the brink of turmoil.

The dominos are already falling with crashing economies in Europe and the US, triggering massive job losses

that could soon lead to the unraveling of social fabric.

Governments offering universal basic income as a solution to keep their citizens content won't work this time.

The West is headed for a period of instability,
not just economically, but socially.

And now it all makes sense why Americans are rushing to gun stores…

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