by Nathan Barton
Doom and gloom cause us to fear “the worst” and for many people, that is going to lead directly to massive civil unrest, ranging from 1968 style protests to armed uprisings and revolts. Obviously politicians, bureaucrats, military theorists and contractors for all of the above spend a lot of time thinking about these things. Here are thirteen reasons (“potential causes”) it might all go into the toilet if the balloon goes up, at least according to the powers that be.
1. another terrorist attack (on the scale of Bloody Tuesday; 9-11),
2. “unforeseen” economic collapse, (or even if predicted by some “nut cases”), not prepared for,
3. loss of functioning political and legal order,
4. purposeful domestic resistance, widespread and by multiple groups or a single very large group,
5. insurgency either in multiple locations or in a single region but with large numbers of insurgents,
6. pervasive public health emergencies, such as pandemics, epidemics or large-scale poisoning or food contamination,
7. catastrophic natural disasters, including threat of things such as meteor strikes,
8. catastrophic manmade disasters, including accidental nuclear releases or EMP events,
9. strikes (“labor actions”) by public-sector unions with sympathy strikes: examples police, firefighters, welfare office workers,
10. loss of nuclear weapons or strong evidence that terrorist groups have and are threatening to use nuclear weapons,
11. massive increase in migration into the Fifty States, or within the Fifty States,
12. massive power outages over a large region, and
13. attempts by federal agencies to outlaw and seize weapons or some other similar attempt.
Of course, it is a very pessimistic view to think that any of these (or several combined) will really result in uncontrollable “civil unrest.” And some of this baker’s dozen reasons are themselves pretty much a type of civil unrest, but apparently the authorities (and a lot of everyday people) fear that it will be much worse.
The time to plan for what to do IF one or more of these things happen, is now. Whether or not there is massive civil unrest, especially violence, looting, and all those nice things, it is important to plan and prepare now and not when it happens. Obviously, this sort of thing will be a whole lot worse in Montbello (a neighborhood in Denver) than in, say, Greybull or Custer City or Blanding.
Prepare and be ready to take action to protect yourself, your family, and those people and things most important to you. And not just to survive, but to thrive.