Martin Armstrong Warns Civil Unrest Is Rising Everywhere (And Government Is Digging In Its Heels)

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Martin Armstrong via Armstrong Economics blog,



I have warned that governments always turn against the people.

  • Illinois just made it a felony to film police abuse in the USA.
  • The Spanish government has followed the same course.

Despite protests from political, judicial and population, the politicians who are becoming ruthless elite dictators rather than democratic representatives of the people, passed a law which provides extensive fines for protesters who dare to film the abuse of police. They have the audacity to claim filming police  is an “offense against public safety” with fines of up to 600,000 euros. It is the police who protect government – not the people.

So let’s get this straight. “public safety” has become a code word for “government safety” that no longer gives two shits about the people.

Switzerland enacted laws requiring registration of all guns in the country for the first time when. Why? There have not been any incidents of “public safety”.

They too realize that the people are starting to wake up against the abuse of government everywhere. The people have caused this.

As a whole, people watch sports, buy clothes, and go to dinner. Generally at best half even bother to vote. That has sent the signal to government elites the people do not care so corruption has run wild. But now with taxes rising, unemployment rising, pensions vanishing into thin air, and living standards declining, people want real change no words.

Even in the USA, the Republicans wrongly believe their ideas are what the people want. They too raise taxes. This funding bill allowing the banks to repeal Dodd Frank is an example of the corruption behind the scenes. They votes for Republicans because who is ever in power is being tossed out. Come 2016, it will be the Republican’s turn as we see a rise in third-party activity. This repeal of Dodd Frank is a John Andrew Boehner special that goes against the conservative T-Party Republicans.

Politicians will be politicians. What is left to say?

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BigMike's picture

I would really appreciate it if Marty would just tell everyone when gold and silver are going to bottom without charging $400. 

kliguy38's picture

Marty can kiss my ass.......tell me the obvious you "narc" chit...people are pissed. go tell your handlers how bad things are

Ahoy Polloi's picture

Civil Unrest is Rising?



Get right out of town Marty ~ Really?

ZerOhead's picture

It's the thought that eventually Civil Unrest will turn into Uncivil Unrest that concerns me the most.

Nemo DeNovo's picture

Nobody lives forever, eventually we will have to #Stand and FIGHT, like it or not.  Power does not beget POWER without Bloodshed.


De Opresso Liber

pods's picture

Yet another thread about how the police state is balls deep in me, or funny quips about Jessica Alba.....................?

Not a real tough call on a Friday.


Nemo DeNovo's picture

Gotta check those Sony emails and that celeb photo dump to [re]evaluate if I would want to be balls deep in JA


BTW wasn't she the one with the curling iron up her ass in those photos?

Consuelo's picture

From what I hear, it can be murder to get a decent curl on those dingleberries.   Dunno...

Anusocracy's picture

"Politicians will be politicians"

And dupes will be dupes.

Ahoy Polloi's picture

When TShitsTF, I plan on proving my manhood by challenging everyone to a text messaging duel while driving & beating them all in Kardashian trivia.


That ought to show 'em who's boss.

Arius's picture

thats my hero - an internet warrior

Parrotile's picture

It will be interesting to see what happens if and when Global Internet coverage is disrupted (maybe as a result of a natural or conflict event).

How will "Modern Society" cope with a) no Social Media access, and b) with all that "empty time" previously spent running minute-by-minute Facebook status updates, e.mails - whatever.

"The Devil finds work for Idle Hands" . . .

SaracenSam's picture

That's why I have my passport ready ahead of time in case with the early first signs of "uncivil unrest" happening, my ass is on the first flight out of here.

StormShadow's picture

And to where exactly? That's the problem I see. If you're off to Costa Rica, Argentina, or some other Simon Black Shangri La you may delay the pain coming to your doorstep but not eliminate it. Why? Cuz you can't have guns in any of the places you might flee to. Thanks, but I'll fight it out here on my own terms. To each his own I guess.

markpower49's picture

All decent white men have many scores to settle with gov't, blacks and feminists. Bring it.

Pladizow's picture

BigMike: If you cant/wont pay $400 for a report, how much gold could you possibly afford?


Perhaps the miners should just give you their gold?

economics9698's picture

$400 will get you a 1/4 oz.  

BigMike's picture

I would be cool with that. 


And, did you pay? Do you care? I'm just making a joke bruhhhhhhhhh

Pladizow's picture

Oh, then Ha Ha. You're a very funny socialist!

drendebe10's picture

Gummint:  ctrl-alt-del

Take all the corrupt arrogant elected ruling political elite turds, sand paper all their skin off, bury em in salt, then throw them out in the middle of the fukushima reactor site.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Like a colony of dug in termites the powers that be will not be dislodged easily. Always remember they have nothing to lose by calling our bluff and we have everything to lose if we don't call theirs.

Temporalist's picture

There is no bluff CD.  There just is what is.  Things go good, people get complacent and forget how bad things can get.; then they get terribly bad often for long stretches of time. Looking into the neighbors backyard at a safe distance only works until the fences come down.  Then eveyone has everything to lose. 

PTR's picture

As James Davidson said, "No one worries about the 16 year locusts until the 16th year comes around."

franzpick's picture

Our corrupt gov't would do better by digging themselves some safe holes.

pitchpole's picture

Hah. Your kidding right? They already have them with all the comforts of home. Search "elite undground bunkers on youtube" you'll get about a thousand hits. And take one guess who paid for them. Same people who will be fighting for there lives while the Elites are crunching Doritos watching DVD's.

forwardho's picture

Since 2008, thats all they have been doing.

StackShinyStuff's picture

Heading for one of those Not Off The Lows closes

Eagle Keeper's picture

Yeah, I noticed it took CNN longer than usual to post the closing banner that didn't say "closes off the lows" or something

Dr. Richard Head's picture

I have a coworker who is also a Deputy Sheriff and was a patrol cop for years prior.  I make it no secret to him that I detest the police in every way.  We have been having an interesting email conversation about the police.  Here is an interesting rebuttal that he had that I wanted to share will all of you.  These cops cannot even see how the common man is starting to see through the charade of protecting and serving.  They believe in the system and WILL enforce any damned law on the books, regardless of how ridiculous. FUCK THE PIGS!!!!


"The courts are still functioning fine. Fight the fine in court through the legal system. Don't blame the police for the laws you pass. Your argument might have validity if there was no course to legislate or seek redress through the courts, but that is not the case and you have many times sought change and had your voice heard. The laws are subject to review by either the courts or referendum of the people. The freely elected representatives make the laws. If they don't want them enforced, then those laws should be overturned as unconstitutional, and of course some are, or repealed by the legislature, which happens as well.

Just this week Ohio re--wrote the definition of machine gun. Using a 31 round or greater magazine is no longer a felony in Ohio. That is how laws are changed. Would you blame the police for charging someone who had a 32rd magazine last week? Should individual police officers pick and choose which laws they want to enforce?"

TheGreatRecovery's picture

Police get good pensions, and I would expect them to defend the system that provides those pensions.  In fact, if they wrote emails complaining about that system, they might risk those emails finding their way back to their boss's boss's boss, and their pensions somehow coming under attack.  So, I'm just glad you and your coworker have a dialogue.  I think that's always good.

gimme soma dat's picture

I talked to a landlord in Ohio today who had a tenant move in last month then immediately get raided by a swat team and arrested.  In addition to paying for all the broken windows and damage from the flash bangs or whatever they are, he got a letter from the police saying he had to file eviction immediately or he could have his property taken away for being a public nusiance.  He showed me the letter. It was creepy. 

August's picture

>>>"Should individual police officers pick and choose which laws they want to enforce?"

Just for the record, all police officers pick and choose which laws they want to enforce, or perhaps more accurately, which citizen-perps they will actually bust. 

It's subtle balance among perceived wealth, ethnicity, attitude and connectedness to a power hierarchy. And I don't hate cops across-the-board: my son is a cop in the USA.  Since he's a decent guy, you won't be surprised to learn that he intends to quit the force as soon as possible... after he qualifies for a pension.

markpower49's picture

ALL public pensions will be defaulted on, sooner or later, to some extent. Local govs just won't be able to raise taxes enough.

kchrisc's picture

"The courts are still functioning fine."

Functioning just fine for robbery and murder by power. Not fine for those needed as slaves in the system:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2...

The 13th. Amendment to the Constitution

It is NOT the "justice system," but the feeder system for slaves.

An American, not US subject.

rum_runner's picture

What does any of that have to do with cops routinely maiming or murdering innocent citizens and getting nothing but paid leave for it?  Fuck your cop and "the laws" which don't apply to him.

Pickleton's picture

cops routinely maiming or murdering innocent citizens and getting nothing but paid leave for it?  Fuck your cop and "the laws" which don't apply to him.


Which should most definitely be thrown in that cop's face. 

New World Chaos's picture

Something for the sanctimonious Good German to explain:

Here is the upper bound on how much a serf's life is worth to big-city cops: 500 clownbux.  That's the "stress payment" which the Albuquerque PD started giving to officers who shot people.  Shootings surged by 400%!  And these psychopaths are enforcing the precious law against illegal camping, for example.  The more laws there are, the more serf corpses pile up.

Emergency Ward's picture

It almost goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that the cop would look the other way if he witnessed another cop breaking the law.

Recognizer's picture

So that may be a bit of an embellishment of the Illinois law, but whatever... if you want to see where the hearts and minds of the Illinois millennials reside, look up Chicago's TBOX event this weekend.

I give you your bread and circus.


Steve in Greensboro's picture

"...This repeal of Dodd Frank is a John Andrew Boehner special that goes against the conservative T-Party Republicans..."

The author is deeply confused. 

Conservatives (including those who identify with the Tea Party movement) would be happy if every law and regulation enacted since 2008 were repealed.  This includes Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, etc. 

I'd be happier to go back to 2000 and eliminate Homeland Security.

Or better yet, go back to 1912, before the Federal Reserve, the Income Tax and Women's Suffrage.

But one thing the author is right about.  As Reagan said in his First Inaugural, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”


BeansMcGreens's picture

I would like to go back to July 21, 1861 and the Battle Of First Manassas, chase McDowell back into Washington DC, and burn it to the ground like what should have happened.

Crisismode's picture



"Or better yet, go back to 1912, before . . . Women's Suffrage."


Hmmmm. . . .

I take it you'd really rather that your wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, et al AND

Everyone else's wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, et al

be denied the right to vote

because . . . . . .?


Overfed's picture

'cuz bitchez be crazy, yo!

Nick Jihad's picture

Because when you give women the vote, they vote for a welfare state with taxes for men, and benefits for women. Leaving us where we are today.

LFMayor's picture


debtor of last resort's picture

Longsoupline, where art thou?

forwardho's picture

Now there was a man who could string together some great epitaths.

Meat Hammer's picture

Inthemix96 has done a bang-up job of filling the void left by LongSoupLine.

FieldingMellish's picture

"America is awesome."