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Old 08-12-2011, 10:48 AM   #11
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People are people everywhere and behave similarly under similar circumstances. Look at what has happened in Europe - Greece, Germany, UK, Italy - when austerity measures are proposed or imposed. Look at what happened in Wisconsin not too long ago.

To suggest that nothing will happen when the dollar collapses and those living in urban centers won't get desperate, stupid and violent is to ignore current and past events.

Cultural mores are a thin veneer that will be stripped away in a heartbeat. It may be that American youth consider themselves less physical and more cerebral these days, but that won't last long in a serious crisis.

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America is different than european and middle eastern societies. While we do have a small minority of retards that the media loves to showcase as a majority most americans work for what they get.

Slowly that is changing thanks to democratic liberal policy but its still the case atm. More than a few of our fellow citizens are more heavily armed than the most police forces. In london the police are dithering whether or not to use a freeking water cannon.

In wisconsin we have had gangs of black racists attacking people the police have done nothing. So far they havent killed anyone or done any serious property damage. Its occured in almost strictly liberal areas where few people believein self defense as a personal responsibility. At somepoint an armed citizen is going to do something in self defense. When that happens we will see what america is made of.

The proper response to these work not riots is call out the guard and arrest them prosecutethem to the fullest extent of the law. The longer that takes to happen the worse the problem becomes.

There is a huge difference between a peacefull protest like the million man march and the london riots and rodney king riots.

Its an amazing coincidence that none of the violent riots have occured in conservative run cities. Seems to only occur where massive levels of socialist liberals are in charge. Hmmmmm

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However, please note that, like mold or mildew, when the mob attempts to grow outside of urban areas, it appears that the fresh air and sunshine of rural areas is inimical to growth.
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Mobs are dangerous because of the numbers, and the feeling of invincibility those numbers give individuls within it.
I guarantee that feeling of invincibility will evaporate when the first body hits the pavement. Fear of death is an incredibly effective behavioral modifier.

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I'm not too sure about this guy's take on things, but it is definitely coming from outside of what I have considered. I'll have to give it some thought to see if there is veracity. (C3 started it)

5 Reasons Why American Riots Will Be The Worst In The World | Don't Tread On Me

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If things should get so bad that Americans run out of food (I hope to God it doesn't happen, but it could), I wouldn't put anything past people who are starving or who have starving families.

The poor who cannot afford much food and the ill prepared who do not even have the sense for a minor emergency stash will be the first to become desperate. I can't really see the reasons in the article preventing them from taking desperate measures.

I have worked at one of the nicer Southern department stores at a mall, and I've seen plenty of stupid teenagers and adults get caught for stealing an expensive shirt, costume jewelry, a swimsuit, etc. - things that they don't NEED at all. Most of the thieves just WANTED these things- they certainly could live without their loot and most aren't career criminals stealing these things to sell later or attempt to fraudulently return for cash. These thieves are more than willing to steal from others for frivolous things and some will resort to violence when they get caught.

I can't imagine what people like that would do if they actually needed food. There are a LOT more of them out there than you think! I wouldn't want to live in a city if/when this happens!

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I can't imagine what people like that would do if they actually needed food.
I can. Anybody who thinks it can't happen, or if it does, it won't be all that bad... well, good luck with that. I sincerely hope you're right.
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If you have worked in any type of law enforcement, security or bouncer you know how fast a fight between 2 people at closing time can quickly become 100 people and continue to snow ball. These kids do have student loans but they also have the constant worry of paying back those loans, constant collection calls, all the fees that make the loan balance grow,(no I don't have 1st hand knowledge). Is the degree they are trying to get worth anything and how are they going to make it with the low paying part time job they currently have? Venting anger with violence often snow balls.

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And what do you think the most dangerous demographic would be?
Da' Bears.
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I think the point of the article is that the current young will not resist tyranny. Included in that is the speculation that at no time in their lives - young or old - will they have the courage to resist. From the comments here, it seems that most are in agreement with that.

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