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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Preparing for Street Violence, Mayhem, Breakdowns in Civil Order

Poor Man Survival

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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.
Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.
Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force.
Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined."
-- Patrick Henry

(1736-1799) US Founding Father





We live in an era where chaos and anarchy is coming to our cities.  I’ll bet you’ve noticed how violence is increasing on the streets of America.  Over Memorial Day weekend, 29 people were shot in Baltimore and 55 people were shot in Chicago.    According to the FBI, the number of police officers “feloniously killed” in the line of duty rose by an astounding 89 percent in 2014.   Cops killed over 1200 unarmed citizens in 2014 – a new record high…


 We live at a time when Americans are becoming extremely angry and extremely frustrated, and this is only going to intensify as economic conditions worsen.  Fox2News of Detroit’s Charlie Duff has an interesting series called “The Americans” in which he features arrogant, out-of-touch politicians and stupid government policies.


In a recent episode he took an Amtrak train from Washington to NYC with stops along the way in Baltimore, Philly, etc. to interview the common citizen as to their take why their cities are falling apart but DC and NY are doing well because of the political cash which flows into what your humble Poor Man has called the Washington-Wall Street Cartel.    The results were as I’ve written for ten years…the citizens are ANGRY at how the political elite feather their nest, foster non-stop wars and how corporate America no longer respects its social contract with the people in regard to jobs and wages.


According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey that was recently released, 96 percent of all Americans believe that there will be more civil unrest in America this summer.  What do you think?  As the income gap grows and the bureaucrats and politicians run ramshod over our rights while enriching themselves at our expense – just what would one expect?


Even the times are relatively stable, violence is escalating.  Look at what happened in Baltimore over the holiday weekend.  A grand total of 29 people were shot…

Police say 29 people were shot, 9 of them killed over this weekend, adding to the record-breaking violence.

The shooting didn’t stop on Monday night after a 9-year-old boy and another man were both injured by gun fire in the 2900 block of Arunah Avenue. Police say the child was shot in the leg and another man suffered a graze wound to the head.

Overall, this past month has been the deadliest month for Baltimore in 15 years.

Things are even worse in the city of Chicago.  Over this past weekend, 55 people got shot…

Twelve people were killed and at least 43 — including a 4-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across Chicago this Memorial Day weekend, police said.

The 4-year-old, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, was shot about 8 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood. She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.

Author Chris Hedges is saying similar things.  The following is from an article about him in the National Post

The United States is primed for a rebellion. So argues Chris Hedges in his new book, Wages of Rebellion, in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and polemicist examines revolts from 1700s to the ending of apartheid in South Africa, as well as the “sublime madness” that drives the people at the centre of such rebellions.

When asked by the National Post why he wrote his new book, this is what Hedges had to say

I didn’t write it as a warning or a prediction. I wrote it more as an assessment. I covered disintegrating societies like Yugoslavia. I know how they break down; I know what the warning signs are, so it’s familiar. I don’t think at this point there’s much dispute. Even  the financial indicators in terms of wealth disparity and chronic unemployment. The fact that Congress has a 9% approval rating provides an indication of the overall dissatisfaction in our nation with politicians.

But it isn’t just that we are entering a new cycle of unrest.  Our “leaders” have made things much worse by the decisions that they have made.  For instance, Barack Obama’s decision to leave our southern border virtually unguarded has resulted in a massive flood of illegal immigrants coming into this country.  As a result, violent gangs that have roots in Central America and South America have spread across our nation like rats and are now infesting cities like Washington DC and  Charlotte, North Carolina are being absolutely terrorized by these gangs…

What’s left of the Middle Class is NOT Happy


Since the 1980s corporate America has abandoned the American worker, shoveling good jobs overseas, eliminating pensions and health care, and few share their burden of taxes…it’s been reported that certain fast food giants and certain retailers actually encourage their employees to get food stamps and Medicaid, making taxpayers shoulder that burden.

Those who have money, the upper one-percenters have taken notice and are moving assets out of the country in record numbers, setting up hidden ‘fortress-like’ homes and sales of so-called safe rooms are booming.

Customized safe rooms, door and window reinforcements and other considerations can be installed easily enough to protect against many of the scenarios, including home invasion, starving masses roaming for food and even SWAT raids.

While a determined force cannot be kept out indefinitely, these measures can buy time and help your family and most important survival assets keep out of sight if and when they come.

Here are just a couple of resources to check out:

• Considerations for SHTF Living & Bug Out Locations

• How to Create a Safe Room in Your House or Apartment

• The Prepper's Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

• Strategic Relocation Guide: How To Position Yourself To Survive A Major TEOTWAWKI Event

• A Green Beret's Guide To Low-Budget Home-Defense Techniques 101: "Early-Warning Systems and Fortifications"



Yours for a happy, healthy life!

Bruce, the Poor Man

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DAR said...

Civil breakdowns occur when such income disparities take place - they always have in history and America is ripe for it and in some respects, the government will only make it worse...I frequently use your phrase 'the Washington-Wall Street Cartel ' to describe this.

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