Skip to comments.10 Things That The Egypt Riots Can Teach Us About What Happens When Society Breaks Down
Posted on 02/05/2011 9:49:32 PM PST by Kartographer
1 When society breaks down, people look for whatever weapons they can find. Over this past week, abandoned police stations throughout Egypt have been stripped of their arsenals by looters.
2 When society breaks down, nobody is safe. Average Egyptians armed with sticks and razors have formed vigilante groups to protect their homes from the crazed looters that have emerged during the rioting.
3 When society breaks down, you better protect your women and children. At least 60 rapes have been officially reported since the rioting began. The unofficial number is surely far higher than that.
4 When society breaks down, criminals do not fear the law. There are reports that at least 4 prisons have been attacked and that thousands of convicts have escaped into the streets.
5 When society breaks down, authoritarian governments begin hoarding food. The Telegraph is reporting that governments throughout the Middle East and North Africa have started stockpiling huge amounts of food in response to all the rioting that has been going on.
6 When society breaks down, food shortages can happen shockingly fast. As commerce has been brought to a standstill in Egypt, serious shortages of some of the most important basic food staples are starting to be reported. Many families in Egypt only have enough food to be able to survive for a couple more days.
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"Food for thought" for sure. I've been wondering when they're going to get hungry. I suppose the idea was that after Mubarak was disposed of, there would be some kind of multi-billion dollar relief effort, just to make everyone feel good about it. We'll see.
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When this happens in America and the leftists, muslim sypathizers and welfare class take to the streets in armed insurrection, we will need a strong leader to do what’s necessary and crush the revolt.
In other words, complete anarchy.
What if the leftists, welfare class, and muslims are the ones in control and we are the ones in revolt?
When society breaks down, cities become very dangerous places. Get out as soon as the anarchy begins.
We may have to crush the revolt.
This is exactly why one should store firearms, ammo, food & water.
Is there any way that you can continue this list? This is the kind of thing I like to read to County and City leaders out here in California!
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California is clearly going to become Egypt!
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Not necessarily, the above groups will turn on each other 1st and loot and burn down their own neighborhoods. Conservatives will just watch them from the countryside. Any Conservative in an urban and even suburban setting better have an escape plan.
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Excellent use of a timely Trek quote.
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Is there something in that article that anyone with common sense doesn’t know?
Many are already hungry. I was watching the evening news Thursday, and they showed a reporter trying to interview a baker. The people in the bakery didn't want the empty shelves being shown. The brief interview had the baker saying that he was going the best he could, but clearly, he was running low/empty on many ingredients.
The worst thing about being without food, aside from the obvious (hunger) is that you will have to venture out into the chaos to try to find food.
“we will need a strong leader to do whats necessary and crush the revolt.”
ummm..... yes, like Germany in the 1930’s?
Actually, the original is on the NBC website.
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I would like to think that in a scenario where these people took to the street in armed insurrection, that they would be met head to head, outnumbered 2-1, by folks protecting the constitution against enemies both foreign and DOMESTIC.
If you do not believe this can happen here, just remember, the best example of societal breakdown we have had recently: McDonald’s runs out of chicken McNuggets and customers call 911.
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So does my wife, Jenbean.
.....and alot of people like me with a willingness to pull the trigger at the drop of a hat and will sleep like a baby that evening.
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“When this happens in America and the leftists, muslim sypathizers and welfare class take to the streets in armed insurrection, we will need a strong leader to do whats necessary and crush the revolt.”
respectfully, I must disagree. When some looter or mob tries to burn a car, the owner of the car will deal with it them self, on the spot.
Same for those wanting to loot a store.
An armed people IS a peaceful people.
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Apparently you haven’t been paying attention, if you had you would have seen that common sense is something that clearly is already in short supply.
Same thing. A strong leader on our side will be needed.
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When society breaks down, Laz packs his bug out bag, his Mountain House (about 6 months of meals for two), his water purification systems, his spare water, his rifles and ammo, holsters his pistol, gathers his communication gear, gets in his vehicle with his chick. He drives to an unnamed location where his friend-since-high-school owns a farm and has plenty of room for able-bodied team members.
One interesting part of the whole Egypt riot to me is the fact that the police left. They disappeared. To all my neighbors and some family members who believe that regular people shouldn’t be allowed to own guns and ammo, this should be a wake up call. You can’t rely on the police (or government) to protect you when poop hits the fan. IMHO
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“What if the leftists, welfare class, and muslims are the ones in control and we are the ones in revolt?”
I’ve been thinking about that very scenario. You know it’s interesting to watch obama sticking his nose in telling mubarek to step down. What would the world and our Army do if we were the one’s rioting in the streets? Good question.
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