Economy-related Social Unrest--One Reason for Repressive Laws

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by nachtnebel, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    There is a growing awareness in financial centers and fund managers of what is coming in the near future wrt financial collapse and the resulting social unrest. The link here to Von Grayerz, who runs a multi-billion dollar Matterhorn fund in Switzerland, lays it out. This kind of thinking, imo, is one reason the federals are running scared and treating us like enemies, passing laws against us like the recent NDAA.

    http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldn...Collapse,_Hyperinflation_&_Social_Unrest.html
     
  2. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Yep. I don't want to believe it, but the goober-mint may well be planning brutal repression of all dissent.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I hate to think this way but it may be time, or past time, to stockpile some ammo.
     
  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    I dunno. To what end? I guess I'd shoot at someone breaking into my home if I happened to be there. I know state laws vary, but I figure better safe than sorry. There's no excuse for B&E. Anyway, I don't need much ammo for that. Standoffs with fascist officials - not gonna happen. That fight is unwinable.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's winnable -- you just don't know who will still be alive to enjoy it. Countless fascists have been rubbed out by their own people in the last century.

    But we're a long ways from that -- a long, long, ways. In the end, this country's ability to adapt and regenerate itself will probably surprise most of you.
     
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  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Lead is likely to become a precious metal. It definately should be on ones disaster prep list. When katrina hit, all the cops disappeared.
     
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  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Agree. The armed population tends to discourage an overt takeover, as it would make this expensive. If there is a move to confiscate, we will know precisely why.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    If push comes to show, one factor that people are overlooking is federalism. Except for special forces & the navy, the Federal government really doesn't control the military anymore. When the governors refuse to allow their guard units to be federalized, the feds are up the proverbial creek. This is really a big change in the equation that has resulted from the "Peace Dividend" over the last 20 years, a large part of which has involved shifting many first-line combat outfits to air & army national guard units.

    Prior to the decline of the Soviet Union, we had a large standing army garrisoned here & in Europe in support of NATO's AFCENT & AFSOUTH commands. That active army force no longer exists, and the troops stationed on the front lines in Korea have been scaled way back.
     
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  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Kevin Zeese says the same thing in this article:
    Is the Use of the Military Designed for the Occupy Movement?

    The elites are scared, and they show how scared in the amount of brutality and repression they bring to bear.
     
  10. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    As one of the unemployed about to lose their lunch money to the bullies of DC, I'm definately thinking about disaster preparation and holding the fort quite literally.
     
  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    From CLG (Citizens for Legitimate Government):
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I'd bet not the Occupy movement specifically but "domestic extremists" in general, like of those rabble rousers who keep traveling to Central/Latin America & making imaginary contact with revolutionaries. Or maybe the contact is real, but who cares? In a free country we are free to do just that, as long as we ourselves do not engage in criminal activity. Mere speech and association cannot be criminalized.

    Do they have a tent in Gitmo for Dan Rather? That's exactly what he did in Afghanistan years ago. :D

    This is a really dumb piece of legislation to be supporting just ahead of an election. For me, if it's passed & signed, it will be the defining issue. Assassination & indefinite detention of Americans in prison camps are unacceptable.
     

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