March 7, 2009
According to Republican Senator Jim DeMint, there will be riots in response to the banker giveaway, now closing in on the astronomical number of $9.5 trillion. Mr. DeMint told Adam Bitely of Right Nation these riots will probably be small, although “I think there is a chance that we can see some large ones.”
Rachel Oswald, writing for Raw Story, contrasts DeMint’s riot statement with earlier statements he made. Ms. Oswald mentions DeMint’s claim that if “you send a kid to [public] school in D.C., chances are that they will end up in a gang rather than graduating.” In fact, the graduation rate for D.C. high school students is around 70 percent, according to the Washington Times. Oswald takes DeMint to task for other “controversial remarks,” including his claim there “are only 15 real conservatives in the Senate.”
|Zbigniew Brzezinski tells MSNBC’s Morning Joe there is a “growing conflict between the classes” and “there could be even riots” in response to the collapsing economy and absurdly suggests the elite set-up a “National Solidarity Fund” for the poor and dispossessed to forestall the torching of banks and Wall Street.|
Rachel Oswald’s article is an attempt to discredit the possibility of economic riots in the United States and portray DeMint as a loose cannon. In the wake of Rush Limbaugh’s recent statements about Obama and the Democrats, so-called liberals have declared open season on Republicans.
Jim DeMint has understated the issue. The coming economic riots will not be small and isolated, at least not according to the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Institute.
“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” a War College study states. An economic “strategic shock” may require the nation to use “military force against hostile groups inside the United States.”
International Monetary Fund Managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said as much. During a speech in Madrid last December, Strauss-Kahn declared that “social unrest may happen in many countries — including advanced economies” if governments fail to adequately respond to the financial crisis. Strauss-Kahn said trillions of dollars should be pumped into bankster schemes supposedly designed to “fend off the danger from global recession,” as the Times Online put it.
Strauss-Kahn “added that violent protests could break out in countries worldwide if the financial system was not restructured to benefit everyone rather than a small elite,” the Guardian reported on December 16. Rockefeller minion Zbigniew Brzezinski echoed Strauss-Kahn in February when he told MSNBC’s Morning Joe there is a “growing conflict between the classes” and “there could be even riots” in response to the collapsing economy. Brzezinski absurdly suggested the elite set-up a “National Solidarity Fund” for the poor and dispossessed to forestall the torching of banks and Wall Street.
[efoods]In response to Strauss-Kahn’s dire prediction and the report issued by the U.S. War College, state and local police in Arizona admitted they have “broad plans to deal with social unrest, including trouble resulting from economic distress,” according to the Phoenix Business Journal. “The Phoenix Police Department is not expecting any civil unrest at this time, but we always train to prepare for any civil unrest issue. We have a Tactical Response Unit that trains continually and has deployed on many occasions for any potential civil unrest issue,” Phoenix Police spokesman Andy Hill told the newspaper.
The Phoenix Business Journal also revealed that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. military’s Northern Command coordinate with Arizona police, a direct violation of the Posse Comitatus Act restricting the U.S. military’s role in domestic law enforcement.
“Urban warfare training drills are taking place across the country as top analysts as well as officials predict a potential ‘summer of rage’ across Europe and America as civil unrest from the economic fallout builds,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote on February 23. On the following day, Steve Watson wrote about a U.S. Army Contracting Agency, based at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, requesting riot equipment on a post appearing on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
Gerald Celente, CEO of Trends Research Institute, renowned for his accuracy in predicting future world and economic events, told Fox News in November that by 2012 the United States will become an undeveloped nation wracked by food riots, squatter rebellions, tax revolts and job marches. “America’s going to go through a transition the likes of which no one is prepared for,” warned Celente.
Senator Jim DeMint believes small or possibly large riots will occur in response to the banker giveaway. While most Americans are outraged by the audacity and unabashed thievery of the banker giveaway — and to a lesser degree, the pork-laden “stimulus” bill passed by Congress — this will not result in large or even small riots.
Growing unemployment will. Last month, according to figures released by the government, 655,000 people lost their jobs. In December, that number was 681,000. It is expected the number will be close to a million next month. According to economist and financial planner Andy Sutton, when the number of unemployed is married with the number of under-employed, “you come up with almost 23 million Americans or nearly 15% of the workforce,” a figure drastically at odds with the official Bureau of Labor Statistics number of 8.1%.
The Keynesian welfare state, now effectively insolvent, will be unable to provide assistance to the millions of people who will lose their jobs over the next few months. The result will be Katrina on steroids.
Brzezinski is correct — the unemployed will riot as the economy continues to crumble.
In the UK, the authorities are preparing for this inevitability. “Police are preparing for a ‘summer of rage’ as victims of the economic downturn take to the streets to demonstrate against financial institutions, the Guardian has learned.” Banks and the headquarters of multinational corporations will become “viable targets,” according to Britain’s most senior police officer. “Superintendent David Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan police’s public order branch, told the Guardian that middle-class individuals who would never have considered joining demonstrations may now seek to vent their anger through protests this year.”
It will be the same in the United States and Brzezinski’s pitiful “National Solidarity Fund” will do nothing to stem the tide.