Skip to comments.Social Upheaval, How Close Are We?
Posted on 10/27/2009 9:12:51 PM PDT by blam
Social Upheaval, How Close Are We?
Politics / Social Issues
Oct 24, 2009 - 02:33 AM
Many authors who have contributed to The Market Oracle have expressed concern - some overtly and some in passing - about the possibility of social upheavals in the US caused by economic dislocations and what impact these events would have on the markets.
How close are we?
An excellent synopsis by Mr Andre Damon of the current status of economic conditions extant in the US and the world on the eve of the G20 conference contains a prescient conclusion: "These different factors set the stage for the inevitable eruption of open social conflict." Having written elsewhere this same conclusion and finding it raised by political writers both on the Left and Right using identical economic and social data and yardsticks, I firmly believe that open conflict MAY BE UPON US and needs only a small (or large, I believe) catalyst to erupt. Hopefully, this won't occur.
Regrettably, the American far-right has hijacked both the minds of workers who would otherwise galvanize behind self-defensive and pro-social agendas, and of Republican moderates and centrists; while the Democrats, Progressives and Left-leaners remain mesmerized and paralyzed in a residual stupor of Obamania (frozen in denial).
President Barrack Obama serves the purpose (knowingly or unknowingly) of neutralizing the center- to left-coalitions whereby the Bush agenda would and did continue without dissent; his administration, however, now is being drowned by assaults from the far-right (paraphrasing Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit's comments about the NPD) who are "daring to do things that endanger our democracy".
Many of these agenda-setters (along with gunners at Obama rallies) are seeking majority rule in 2010 when they should be sought for aiding and abetting insurrection and endangering the life of a President.
Republican moderates and centrists did not stop this momentum, but instead allowed extremists to control their party and vie for future control of America in what seems a "by any means possible" manner. These are critical times for this Democracy.
all designed with us in mind
I've been to the gatherings and have seen these extremists with my own two eyes and they are a scary lot!
Grannies, soccor moms, retired workers that many of probably vote democrat. I've seen veterans and entire families, even YOUNG CHILDREN with scary signs!
Yep, the extremists are taking over. What are we going to do about it? I'm more than a little nervous.
It will happen but we won’t do it. After the next election that the Dems lose by a large margine, they will be the ones starting violence and urging each other to do the “patriotic” thing (French yute rioting).
I’m not ready for it - can you hold it off for a couple of years? :)
Seriously, I’m “prepping”, but have a late start.
This is why they see us as a threat!
What happens when the food deliveries stop to the cities?
That’s not the way to do it.
The way to do it is to have your state declare all federal laws null and void within the state,
then hunker down and “prepare to repel boarders”.
They all go feral.
And the rich libs in the cities will see what they’ve been promoting and protecting.
No such event will ever happen, you need to stop watching movies. Government health care will pass, cap and trade will pass, we will simply become a socialist nation without even the “mere” whimper some talk about. No ones going to do anything because legislation was passed, even if it means we’re socialists. That is the reality of the situation.
There will be lots of food to be had in the suburbs for a short time.
We never thought we would have a Marxist in the Whitehouse. It was unthinkable after all of the blood we had shed in the 20th century fighting for freedom.
In 72 hours, they start to burn and the refugees will be looking for you.
Allow me to Re-PHRASE ONE OF THEIR LINES...
When OBAMA should be impeached for aiding and abetting TERRORISTS
If you think about it, that's what the author is afraid of - that we'll stand up to (his, their) fascism.
If the ammo and gun sales are any indicator, a lot of people think this is inevitable. I assume everyone hopes we never have to fight our fellow Americans but the cultural divide is so great, the hatred so intense, is it inevitable?
Fools like the author of this barf strewn diatribe still deny there is Socialism afoot in America. Marxism is but a dirty word.
Dirty because it speaks truth of the situtation.
Speak for yourself. You sound resigned to that fact. I will never live under a Pinko government. NEVER. I will leave if people decide to just accept it and we can’t have honest elections to remove them. You enjoy being one of their serfs.
Yes. It’s inevitable at this point. Things are so out of whack the built-in checks and balances no longer work.