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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Who's going to riot?



I was wondering what group of people in the United States would riot. Now I'm not talking the regular players who are always protesting in the streets. Once in a while those protests get fairly large, but nothing on a national level. What would bring very large groups of people into the streets across the nation? Who would these people be?

Well the thing that's missing right now is real pain. Violations of the Constitution won't drive people into the streets. Not being able to get food, and shelter will bring them out. Nothing focuses the mind like a tight belly. Politicians better keep on approving food stamps, as they are helping to keep the lid on.

Cut off food, electric power, fuel, and housing. Then people will feel real pain and riot in the streets.

You know who's not going to riot? The prepper. Sure, a lot of them are well armed, but the vast majority of them will be protecting their homes. Thing is, these are the people who most likely will still have homes and food. All they'll want to do is protect what they have.

A fair number of them, like myself, live way out in the woods. Kinda hard to riot all alone on an isolated back country road. In a city, riots are within walking distance -for thousands and thousands of people.

Most preppers are not trouble makers. Thinking though potential problems and protecting against them is what they do. It's the unprepared who'll be mighty upset, and quickly, if their basic needs and wants are suddenly gone. Those are your rioters.

-Sixbears

16 comments:

  1. When people become desperate enough, they will become rioters.
    Look at the current protests in Turkey and Brazil.
    It's a fine line between protesting and rioting. And revolting...

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    1. Fine line indeed. One can quickly become the other.

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  2. So glad we don't live near any city or big town.
    You're right - that's were the trouble will start first. Today most people can't take care of themselves or their families.

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    1. I've never been a fan of cities. I always "check the exits" when in one.

      I should be grateful there are cities and people who love to live in them. If not, all those people would be scatter over the countryside and there would be no rural areas.

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  3. Valid point on being grateful for cities, my wife would have us living in one NOW if it was up to her.

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    1. Did you tell her you'd miss her? :)

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  4. But 6Bears those are the people whom the Authoritarians would love to loose the Paramilitary State upon.

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    1. Funny how they are picking on the wrong people.

      They hate us for our freedom.

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  5. Who is going to riot ? Maybe those high school graduates who are handed a 17 trillion debt and then expect them to pay for mistakes we made and refuse to deal with (That would make me grumpy too). So much easier to kick the can down the road, but you can only do that so long before people notice.

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  6. I'm just a cheerleader, I'll sit on my porch watching my place and taking pot shots at those going by to keep everyone alert.

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  7. Going to get interesting real quick if and when it happens! I hope I'm one of the "watchers" and not caught in the middle!

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  8. It sure is going to be interesting. I'm planning on sitting this one out, unless they starting messing with my little piece of Galt's Gulch. But they'd probably be starving and not much fun to play with if they managed to walk that far...

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    1. No idea how it'll all play out, but I'm keeping my eyes open.

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