Skip to comments.Bracken: When The Music Stops – How America’s Cities May Explode In Violence (EBT SHTF scenario)
Posted on 03/24/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT by freedumb2003
From Matt Bracken:
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. (snip) 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. (snip)
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The article goes on to give a VERY plausible step-by-step series of actions that could take place.
We need only look a few months back on how the animals (word chosen for the behavior exhibited) handled finding out EBT limits were not being enforced -- and then later when they were put back.
Paging Kartographer — not sure if this was previously posted...
Turn out the lights.
Hat tip to freedumb2003 for the heads-up.
“Some of those trapped in their cars will try to drive out of the area, inevitably knocking down MUY pedestrians and being trapped by even more outraged MUYs. The commuters will be dragged out of their cars and kicked or beaten to death. Other suburban commuters will try to shoot their way out of the lines of stopped cars, and they will meet the same grim fate once they run out of bullets and room to escape.”
This is assuming that armed commuters will be too unorganized to travel together in groups while the MUY’s are organizing in groups. A week of this, and I envision some very well organized and armed anti Flash-Mob groups coming together.
BTW, Matt I’m about 2/3 of the way through “Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista”. Driving me crazy how prescient it seems to be.
That’s just it. The “music” will never stop, because the government will just keep printing money so that those EBT payments always arrive on time. Of course there is the tiny issue of inflation.... But the government will just blame the fact that a loaf of bread now costs $50 on “those greedy corporations” and “rich Republicans”, the “usual suspects” will believe every word...
The party’s over.
The Gestapo will first show up in “gun free zones”.
I see that as possible if not likely.
They’ll keep the EBTs charged until they WANT the MUYs to go nuts.
Meanwhile, a loaf of bread goes up to $50, the EBTs go up accordingly, and the rest of us have to pay the $50 AND the EBTs.
I too have three of your books.
Dry and slow reading - nothing at all like your books, Matt - but still terrifying nonetheless. Churchill's treatise on Hitler's rise to power, and its surrounding politics, could very easily be mistaken for current events.
Uh, Matt? I reread it and still didn't come to the part where unicorns come flying in to save the situation with magic peace dust. Probably you just left that part out, right?
The article posits a failure of EBT cards to work -- though hacking or a technological glitch (reverse of the "no limit" glitch).
Never stand between someone who feel entitled and his/her free stuff.
And, the numbers will be enormous. 50+million Zombies looking to take what you have.
Luckily, for the most part, they will be lightly armed and short on Ammo. But make sure you have sandbags AND Fire Extinguishers.
The best defense is to build a wall of bodies at least 100yds from your domicile.
And no Don Meredith to sing it.
In your synopsis you forgot an economic implosion, a near mathematical certainty given a major event such as the fall of the Petro-Dollar or event a major stock collapse. The so-called zombie apocalypse the progressives Beta-tested during the Gubmint shutdown.
I figure this is the reason the Wal-mart just let people put as much as they wanted on their cards when they had that blip a few months ago. If it crashes, the first thing that will happen is that the EBT card holders will get a LOT of free stuff.