Skip to comments.How our cities might explode
Posted on 10/02/2012 4:46:54 PM PDT by Kartographer
In response to recent articles in mainstream military journals discussing the use of the U.S. Army to quell insurrections on American soil, I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S. cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination), and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King). New Yorkers can imagine the 1977 blackout looting or the 1991 Crown Heights disturbance. In fact, the proximate spark of the next round of major riots in America could be any from a long list cribbed from our history.
We have seen them all before, and we shall see them all again as history rhymes along regardless of the century or the generation of humankind nominally in control of events. But the next time we are visited by widespread, large-scale urban riots, a dangerous new escalation may be triggered by a fresh vulnerability: Its estimated that the average American home has less than two weeks of food on hand. In poor minority areas, it may be much less. What if a cascading economic crisis, even a temporary one, leads to millions of EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards flashing nothing but ERROR? This could also be the result of deliberate sabotage by hackers, or other technical system failures. Alternatively, the government might pump endless digits into the cards in a hopeless attempt to outpace future hyperinflation. The government can order the supermarkets to honor the cards, and it can even set price controls, but historys verdict is clear: If suppliers are paid only with worthless scrip or blinking digits, the food will stop.
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For you consideration, comments and critique.
Thomas Sowell when asked what will happen if Obama looses...Race riots was his answers. it is all being set up by the polls, the Obama media and others.... keep your powder dry
This is where I think our right wing talkers have failed us.
If there is rioting in the cities, it doesn’t require a response in the country and I wish our radio people were differentiating the rural from the urban areas. For that matter, rioting in a city always ends with the rest of the country paying for it financially and that needs to stop.
We need bore Korean shopkeepers/businessmen.
We need bore Korean shopkeepers/businessmen.
Sorry to reference this on FR, but last month I read a work of fiction along these lines (NSFW) entitled “The Collapse” that can be found on an adult site called ‘Literotica’. The first 2/3 of the story are the relevant portion and the parallels to this story are remarkable. Remarkable for the fact that it’s not just a handful of people who are now contemplating this kind of situation.
It’s well worth reading the entire article down to the point where vigilante sniper teams launch their counterattack against the urban flash mob rioters.
This scenario is likeliest in cities where the Entitlement Community holds majority sway.
Sowell was fearful of a white backlash, was he not? In essence, he pointed out that the media is trying to put a lid on racist attacks on whites for fear of such a backlash, but that won’t stop it.
The days of large riots driven predominantly by black folks, over things like court trials, won't be repeated in the LA region.
Much of the black population took the midnight train to Georgia, Texas and other points east and south.
More of them, not bored ones, right?
I think they could still throw a pretty good riot if the wanted to:
Oh I think the La Raza crowd wouldn’t pass up and opportunity to seize some territory and unlike blacks, they’re downright genocidal.
That is one of the points east where they left too. BTW, Victorville is a relatively small town, far from LA, out in the desert. Many left to the inland empire of s. CA, but most kept going east, south, etc.
when the ebt cards stop working, the violence will be extreme.
According to census data, Los Angeles has seen its Black population shrink from around 18 percent in 1970 to 9.9 percent four years ago.
BTW, this is substantial!
Y’all do realize this is our very own FRiend Travis, dontcha?
You might want to post it again here so the uninitiated can get ready.
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