The "Riot & Revolution" Index Rose In December

Tyler Durden's picture

Whether one sees this as a worrisome indicator of social unrest to come; or confirming evidence that the safety net in America provided by an increasingly fearsome government is only going to get bigger... there can be little doubt that this index is a dismal reminder of the 'real' recovery in America today...


(h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)

So what does happen when the benefits fail?

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Boondocker's picture

nowhere close until ebts quit working... the sheeple have accepted the new normal.

Winston of Oceania's picture

Just recently they did, who can forget the shopping holiday in LA? If you recall the EBT cards quit working up and down the entire Eastern seaboard all blamed on a "glitch" which just happened to coincide with the gvt shutdown. You do yourself no service thinking that incident was in any way something other than pure intimidation of the pubbies. ULEASH THE VOTE FARMS and watch them riot; "From the top down, the bottom up and the inside out" is the claxon alarm to the socialists and they are READY to pounce. BEWARE!

Headbanger's picture

Opportunity Zones!

What a crock of desperate shit for a government!

And then they want us to vote for the 'What Does it Matter" bitch to lead us!!?

Just fucking great. 

Leonardo Fibonacci2's picture

Did He Do It? Murdered Satmar Slumlord May Have Stolen As Much As $2 Million From Lender In Month Before Murder
Shmarya Rosenberg •

Where did all the money go?

Yesterday, a Brooklyn judge ordered murdered Satmar slumlord Menachem Stark’s attorney to provide an accounting of up to $2 million in rent money after one of Stark’s creditor told the court it may have been stolen by Stark in the month before he was killed, The Real Deal and the New York Post separately reported.

Stark and his business partner Israel “Sam” Perlmutter defaulted on a large loan used to buy 100 South Fourth Street – a 74-unit apartment building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – and filed for bankruptcy in 2009. The pair owe the Deutsche Bank through its subsidiary German American Capital $29 million.

Stark became the property’s debtor-in-possession, meaning he managed the property while the bankruptcy case proceeded through the court.

Stark and Perlmutter are supposed to provide monthly financial reports, but allegedly have not done so since at least December 1.

In court filings yesterday German American Capital alleged that there may have been “significant unauthorized withdrawals.” The court filings also cited news reports that Stark “was in financial dire straits” when he was kidnapped outside his Williamsburg office late on January 2.

The 39-year-old slumlord’s partially burned body was found murdered in a Great neck garbage dumpster the next day.

Perlmutter, Stark’s 42-year-old partner, claims to be in fear for his life and has not been seen publicly since the murder.

Besides his real estate development and slumlording business, Stark reportedly sidelined as a loan shark, issuing short term bridge loans to fellow businessmen at high rates of interest. He allegedly was also a part of an ongoing scheme to flip real estate properties by defaulting on loans so family and friends could purchase the distressed properties – made worse by Stark’s management – at discounted prices from lenders.

But despite his questionable business dealings, Stark was beloved in hasidic community where he donated lavishly to Satmar hasidic charities.

WhyDoesItHurtWhen iPee's picture

"The unemployment will continue until moral improves !"

Temporalist's picture

That chart looks exactly like the FEMA camp approval rating.

El Vaquero's picture

Do they make 3D printers that use lead and gliding metal?

HelluvaEngineer's picture

That's assuming that the EBT won't be deliberately shut off.  It's the ace in the hole for the government.  They can hit that button at any time and usher in martial law.

JailBank's picture

Maybe that is why JPM announced they are getting out of EBT. They don't want to be the target.

cossack55's picture

Used to think that if 10 mil mericans would stop paying income tax, well, maybe that would get the criminal swines attention.  Can't jail all of us, ya know.  Now I am not sure there are 10 million paying taxes, not to mention FEMA camps.  Day late.

seek's picture

It would have no impact -- remember they're already printing roughly 30% of the budget, having 10M taxpayers would just require the printer to be turned up a bit more.

If attention is what you seek, get 50M+ stop using/valuing the USD. That would make TPTB flip right the fuck out. I'm sure you'd see any alternative currencies banned in a hearbeat.

Drifter's picture

"get 50M+ stop using/valuing the USD"

How bout 6,000M+ when the rest of the world rejects USD?

It won't happen in America, Americans are sheep. 

It'll happen outside America. 

youngman's picture

the ebts will never fail..they will be paid until the end..probably raised to save lives of the 1 percent...that will be the final law before the collapse...raising ebts...

s2man's picture

The EBTs will fail when there is a bank holiday, and no banks to process the transactions.

teolawki's picture

You are correct. The entire social welfare system is designed as a populace control mechanism. It is not designed to help "the underprivileged", "the disenfranchised" or "the children". It hasn't made a gnat's fart in a hurricane worth of difference in any of the areas for which it was supposedly constructed.

panem et circenses

HelluvaEngineer's picture

Once again, if you think that riots are part of the plan and subject to scheduling, the perfect time to kick things off is late Spring of this year.  Must. Keep.  Wheels. On...Until. Polar. Vortex. Passes...

Murf_DaSurf's picture




Jeez, how come my Sell Trigger is only yielding "click" "click"?? Where did all my bullets go?

Dr. Engali's picture

No matter what happens ther will be no revolution. A deeply divided people will turn on each other before they turn on the real criminals.

Temporalist's picture

Doc I get the feeling that you really don't understand how "must have" the new Air Jordans are.

Dr. Engali's picture

Assclowns will fight over $350 for a pair of poorly made in a Chinese sweatshop for pennies shoes, then they will complain because their snap card won't feed them for a month. When the well runs dry these fuckers will be like locusts devouring everything in sight.

TBT or not TBT's picture

So, a zombie on zombie scenario then? They already do a lot of cleansing amongst themselves as it is between the baseline murder, infection, overdose and abortion rates.

Bad Attitude's picture

Dr. Engali said: "When the well runs dry these fuckers will be like locusts devouring everything in sight."

I honestly expect those locusts will eventually overrun my place. Probably before I run out of food. I'm so tempted to poison a portion of my food to kill as many of those locusts as possible.

Forward (over the cliff)!

teolawki's picture

I can understand your sentiment, born of frustration, yet history tells us otherwise. Yank the government provided food bowls and see what happens.

Dr. Engali's picture

The FSA will swarm the surrounding area and tear everything apart. There is no cohesiveness left in this country.

El Vaquero's picture

The question is, what happens after the initial shitstorm?

HelluvaEngineer's picture

I suspect a whole lot of buryin'...

TBT or not TBT's picture

The Asian owned small businesses are going to need a lot of those California mandated 10 round mags, in the FSA neighborhoods of concern here.

10mm's picture

First off. When shtf , Asian owners can use more than the ten rounders. Nobody will know. 

teolawki's picture

I think you misunderstand. I'm not disputing the fact that there will be a great deal of lawlessness in that situation. In fact, that isn't just a probability, it's a certainty in many locales. One only needs to peruse the news headlines from these locations to see that a criminal culture is already well entrenched.

However, you stated that there would be no revolution and I beg to differ with you on that point. After the store shelves have been looted and the neghbors robbed, what happens then? Who will they hold accountable for their situation? It won't be the local food store they have looted. It won't be the neighbor they have robbed. It will be the government that no longer provides free food, free housing, free healthcare, etc. When that point is reached, you can be assured some form of revolt will manifest. What happens then will likely make the preceding lawlessness look like "the good old days".

Drifter's picture

"When that point is reached, you can be assured some form of revolt will manifest."

Nope, not gonna happen, because (a) no organization (b) no leadership (c) too many to go after (d) we'll be under martial law, you're seen with a gun in public, you're shot on sight, you're seen in a menacing looking group over 10, you're all shot on sight, guns or no guns.

Nope, not logistically possible under martial law.


teolawki's picture

If what you posit were true, the United Soviet Socialist Republic would still exist. None of the items you listed are requisite for, nor do they preclude, uprisings originating within the populace.

I am concerned about the initial stages of the collapse that it appears we are foolishly heading toward. However, I am even more concerned about the ramifications and aftermath of the collapse. I liken it to looking both directions before crossing the street.

Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

Unfortunately I believe you are 100% correct. The FSA will turn their attention to the upper middle/upper class people in the cities and suburbs once the ebt stops getting refilled, or it gets refilled each month and it doesn't buy jack shit, they will be told its because "the wealthy" wouldn't pay their fair share, and the people at the top that actually control this mess will escape unscathed. The poor will turn their attention to the middle class because that is what they have been conditioned to believe.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

That chart looks like it has a structural cause.  Line increasing around a trend going back to the Nixon dollar debacle.  This mess will not have an easy solution.

mobius8curve's picture

Here is a good gage for how things are going globally:

And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows; men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.

LoneStarHog's picture

Uh!...Yeah!...Like those things have never happened before...But..."This time it's different."

mobius8curve's picture

Why yes your right but then again this time will be different.

Just be patient my friend:

Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

TPTB_r_TBTF's picture

Why would anyone quote from the Book of Daniel?

A book so obviously full of historic error!

A large part of the book relates to Belshazzar. Twenty times in a single chapter is he referred to as the king of Babylon, and five times is he called the son of Nebuchadnezzar. Yet Belshazzar was not the son of Nebuchadnezzar, and neither was he king of Babylon.


Again the author devotes several chapters to Darius "the Median," who, he says, defeated the Chaldeans and conquered Babylon. Now, nearly everybody, excepting this writer, supposed that it was Cyrus the Persian who conquered Babylon. Darius "the Median" was never king of Babylon.


This book was written by one ignorant of Babylonian history, and could not have been written by Daniel-- who lived in Babylon, and who is said to have been next to the king in authority.


Prof. A. H. Sayce, Professor of Assyriology at Oxford University at the turn of the 19th Century, and who was considered by many the greatest archaeologist of the time (and a believer in the divinity of the Bible and an opponent of Higher Criticism), was compelled to reject Daniel. In an article, he wrote: "The old view of the old Book is correct excepting the book of Daniel, which is composed of legends. . . . The historical facts as we know them from the contemporaneous records are irreconcilable with the statements found in the historical portions of Daniel." [Quoted in The Bible, by John E. Remsburg]


drink or die's picture

Jesus is coming back, and he looks pissed.

Shizzmoney's picture

For the government's sake, they better hope it stays cold as fuck.


overmedicatedundersexed's picture

R&R, it's not just for fun anymore. the real revolution is hidden where the NSA can't find it..before long they will have to start eliminating their own, for less than 100% loyalty, stalin did it well. not eat the rich -eat the revolution.

CharlieMike's picture

92 million mostly armed some heavily with nothing else to do.  What are we waiting for?

Time to water the tree of liberty.

TBT or not TBT's picture

The FSA will water the weed of tyranny.

disabledvet's picture

again...deflationary. MASSIVELY deflationary if it gets out of hand (like in Europe already.) There probably was no choice but to stick the imploded securities firms with the Zombie Banks....what did the CEO of Morgan Stanley say to Hank Paulson? GO FUCK YOURSELF I believe. That literally IS the only...and MASSIVE market provider of liquidity that i can value and visualize. That makes me VERY bullish on equities...even WITH interest rates looking to head to one percent here. Even WITH the bankruptcies of...well, pretty much everything.