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What would trigger massive, violent street protests?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by NRA_guy, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    We've all seen the news about the revolution in Kyrgyzstan and the bloody protests which ousted the government and forced President Kurmanbek Bakiyev to flee the capital.

    And we've all seen predictions by some that the US is on a glide path to something along those lines.

    It got me to wondering: "What would actually trigger a massive outpouring of violent protests in the streets of the US?"

    I just don't foresee anything in the future that would do so, as the US rapidly transitions from a largely capitalist republic to a socialist government or possibly a communist dictatorship.

    On the other hand, if the Federal government tried to take back all of the socialist programs, I think the million man march on Washington and the Watts riots would look like a walk in the park.

    What I am saying is this: "Working, tax paying middle class citizens will be pushed farther and farther until they have no ability to resist; and by the time a few would do so, it will be too late. On the other hand, those who feed at the Federal trough will pull together in a massive public demonstration in a heartbeat."

    And never doubt that public demonstrations work. If you doubt it, you missed the 1960's civil rights demonstrations and anti-war demonstrations. Massive street demonstrations strike fear in the hearts of politicians. And that is why the Tea Party is such a threat to the liberals.
     
  2. MarcoPolo

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    Punishing those who create capital will cause refugee capital.

    In time, it will flow where it's welcomed, and it will leave here (it's already beginning).

    Atlas will shurg. Unfortunately, very few people who feel they are Atlas, actually are.

    Just an opinion, but I think this will be a bloodless revolution, and one that we (those who love this country) will lose. Like the frog boiled as the temperature gradually rises, our comfortable lives have lulled us to sleep.

    We're not there yet, but I fear we may be reaching the tipping point. The founding fathers warned us about this, and we did not take heed. The demographics were moving us that direction eventually, but the aggressive move by the current administration was too much, too soon and woke some people up.
     

  3. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    nothing, we're not that enthusiastic anymore.
     
  4. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    This. "Go time", will never happen.

    Not that I'm any different.
     
  5. schild

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    If the gas/oil supply line were to halt it would take <30 days for anarchy to take over.
     
  6. ordersman

    ordersman Still Reloading

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    didn't you get the memo - it starts in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, ..........




    seriously though, many years from now when there are too many people to feed countries will then go to war to provide for their citizens thus starting basicaly the war to literaly end all wars
     
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  7. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

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    As long as the average citizen is fat and happy and economically stable, they'll endure any amount of police state tactics. See Singapore.
     
  8. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Let someone videotape cops beating the snot out of someone.
     
  9. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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    Something "bad" happening to our president particularly if that something were perpetuated by a white, southern conservative.
     
  10. KY Moose

    KY Moose

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    Exactly. IMHO, you cut off cheap carbohydrates and tv, you get a revolution. Americans are too fat and lazy and worry more about American Idol than politics.



    Or if it was ever proven O was from Kenya and thrown out of office. You could count of civil unrest by a certain demographic in large cities.
     
  11. mitchshrader

    mitchshrader Deceased

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    starving people will riot.
     
  12. Steve0853

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    Don't worry, he got the best life insurance guarantee available when he selected Joe "Moron" Biden as his VP....

    As far as the original question, About a week without electricity would probably get some anarchy going, too.
     
  13. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    Nothing, if it hasn't happened yet, it won't
    Ditto on the fat, lazy, happy comment. If the pulling of certain gun rights hasn't excited that demographic to take up arms against the .gov, nothing will. I'll follow but don't want to lead. :dunno:
     
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    That's pretty much it right there.

    The working class will not revolt, but the lower class will because they aren't receiving enough from the governement.

    We are rapidly approaching the point where 51% of the population will have figured out they can just vote themselves a pay raise by taxing the rich more and handing out further entitlements to themselves. And that will be the end of our country.
     
  15. GlockerMike

    GlockerMike God Help Us

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    Succinct, concise and all of that stuff. Let 'em get hungry. The only way.
     
  16. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Unreconstructed

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    I think that is probably right---although I see massive numbers of hungry people not revolting in 3rd world countries ruled by dictators and communist countries.

    In fact, Americans have shown that they prefer to take minimal subsistence from the government rather than work towards having plenty. But from their average weight and full shopping carts at Walmart, I would guess that they are not going hungry.

    By the way, the black folks rioted in Watts and Detroit when they were not hungry. Their rioting was driven by other issues. They will stand together in support of each other unlike any other group of people. Probably driven by a history of needing to do so in order to survive.

    Conservatives (of all races) don't have that. In fact, the few black conservatives who are engaged in the Tea Party movement are taking heat from the others for not standing together in support of liberalism.
     
  17. tlafrance

    tlafrance Missing AZ

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    Rampant inflation, a backpack full of $$ to buy a loaf of bread, gas at $6.00 gallon. At this point trucks will stop running making supermarket shelves bare. Inner cities will riot/collapse first, then the suburbs. Rural communities will survive because they have food on the hoof and generally can the garden veggies for winter. Having a stockpile of food/ammo is a good idea in these times. It's coming folks, be ready.

    Tom
     
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    No TV and no beer make Homer go crazy.
     
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    Or that same thing to Sharpton or Jackson. All the excuse some would need to loot.
     
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    tehan2 NRA & GOAL

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    cut off the welfare system. . . there will be riots on the streets of every major city in the US.