Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Preview Of Society After Total Breakdown Commences

Is This What The Whole Country Is Going To Look Like After The Economy Collapses?: 4 Restaurant Brawl Videos

Brawl Fracas Fight Melee

We're in deep shit. The slow motion depression that started in 2008 is about to get far worse in the next several months because there's no turning back from total collapse now, no matter how much bullshit is shoveled at us. It's only a matter of time as events rapidly deteriorate and exacerbate each other. Money will become worthless because the printing presses never stop churning out paper. Creditor nations like China will pull the rug out from under the US when they think it will cause the least damage to them. Gas will go through the roof and stores will have only bare shelves. Food is going to become scarce.

People have become dumbed down, self centered and entranced with bread and circuses, and when it suddenly dawns on the dullards their lives have changed forever we're going to see chaos that we'll scarcely believe. Rising apprehension and hardship make petty grievances explode into physical brawls like in the above videos; can you imagine what it'll turn into when they're life and death matters?

I'm so old I can remember a time when society was far more civil. When I was growing up just outside NYC there was a power blackout in 1965. It was an immense failure that affected the whole northeast and parts of Canada and lasted up to twelve hours. An amazing thing happened by today's standards. People helped each other. Very little looting and crime, as a matter of fact "only five reports of looting were made in New York City after the 1965 blackout. It was said to be the lowest amount of crime on any night in the city's history since records were first kept." Citizens directed traffic and rescued each other from dead elevators.

Society had deteriorated unbelievably by the time of the next blackout in 1977. Conditions were much different and the situation turned ugly really fast. Please note how one of the factors was an economic crisis as compared to the power outage from twelve years previous; we don't have to wrack our brains to imagine what it will be like when economic troubles hit all US cities sometime this year. From Wikipedia:

"The blackout occurred when the city was facing a severe financial crisis and its residents were fretting over the Son of Sam murders. The nation as a whole was suffering from a protracted economic downturn and commentators have contrasted the event with the good-natured Where were you when the lights went out? atmosphere of 1965. Some pointed to the financial crisis as a root cause of the disorder, others noted the hot July weather. (The city at the time was in the middle of a brutal heat wave). Still others pointed out that the 1977 blackout came after businesses had closed and their owners went home, while in 1965 the blackout occurred during the day and owners stayed to protect their property. However, the 1977 looters continued their damage into the daylight hours, with police on alert.[1]

Looting and vandalism were widespread, especially in the African American and Puerto Rican communities, hitting 31 neighborhoods, including every poor neighborhood in the city. Possibly the hardest hit were Crown Heights, where 75 stores on a five-block stretch were looted, and Bushwick where arson was rampant with some 25 fires still burning the next morning. At one point two blocks of Broadway, which separates Bushwick from Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, were on fire. Thirty-five blocks of Broadway were destroyed: 134 stores looted, 45 of them set ablaze. Thieves stole 50 new Pontiacsfrom a Bronx car dealership.[1] In Brooklyn, youths were seen backing up cars to targeted stores, tying ropes around the stores' grates, and using their cars to pull the grates away before looting the store.[1] While 550 police officers were injured in the mayhem, 4,500 looters were arrested.[1]"


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