Poised For Collapse: How "Unrest Could Become Real Revolution" Inside America

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There are many ways this could play out, but as SHTFPlan.com's Mac Slavo notes, few could deny that any number of critical factors are coming to a head right here at home.

If economic collapse is particularly harsh, things could easily spiral out of control. Civil unrest could become the norm, and things could reach a very desperate point.


But depending upon what specific events take place, the police and military may not remain on the side of the federal government, but may support and defend the American people, and what could be a violence, bloody and drawn out struggle to rebuild what once was. What do you think will happen?

5 Factors That Could Transform Civil Unrest Into a Full-Blown Revolution

Authored by former Jeremiah Johnson via ReadyNutrition.com,

As mentioned in Part I of this series, the U.S. is (even after the election) on the cusp of a revolution.  The potential for revolution exists in all countries at any given time.  We will first list some of the factors that cause an uprising to transform into an all-encompassing revolution.

  1. Economic Factors: This could take the form of an economic collapse and/or runaway inflation/devaluation of a nation’s currency, as well as chronic or acute unemployment, lowered manufacturing base accompanied by firings or closure of positions or plants.
  2. Warfare: can lead to a country’s dissolution either by insurgency or occupation, followed by an attempt to resist (revolt) either against a foreign oppressor or a country that has (in the manner of the Hessians in the Revolutionary war) “invited in” an occupying army.
  3. Religious/Theological: in the form either of persecution of a culture’s predominant religion or factions/schisms leading to confrontation of conflict between two different religious groups.
  4. Government Oppression: in the form of excessive taxation, taxation with either no representation (as when an executive branch secures a ruling outside of actual legislative bodies or processes) or misrepresentation (a tax is declared for one thing and ends up being “sequestered” for another. Other forms of oppressive acts from a “legitimate” established government include martial law declarations or unlimited police power in the hands of the State.
  5. Civil Unrest: due to any of the above factors, with the added problems of cultural or racial strife in the citizenry, with revolution as recourse, when the people suffer from the (genuine or perceived) blight of believing/knowing there is no legislative or demonstrative recourse in a peaceful vein. It can also parallel economic factors when the abolition of the middle class occurs with a great disparity of wealth between the rich and the poor.

Revolutions usually are not an instantaneous occurrence, but rather have a slow buildup toward their culmination or climax.  When a population suffers for a long period of time without any hope of change in a democratic fashion and their basic needs as individuals and families are not being met, many times matters are taken into their own hands.  This is not necessarily a “right” or a “wrong” issue: it just is.  Revolution is endemic, so to speak, of the human race.

Societies and nations come into being as a result of revolutions, and usually follow a cycle: an upswing, or rise, followed by a peak where the country or culture is at its zenith, and then a slow (sometimes sudden) decline, and then collapse.  For some extra reading, the work Collapse,” by Jared Diamond gives several examples of civilizations that have declined slowly or disappeared suddenly and swiftly that are really worth reading.

The Founding Fathers of the United States were adamant when the nation was in its infancy that the Revolutionary War was intended to be a “one-time thing, not repeated” because (they so believed) the framework of our government was intended to be one of checks and balances.  These safeguards were meant to ensure that power does not accrue only into the hands of one branch (especially the executive branch) to prevent a dictatorship.

They were not, however, able to envision a nation of 320 million people and the technological advances that enable almost a complete surveillance state to be set into place.  They also were (mostly) of English stock and forbears and did not foresee the ethnic, social, and cultural diversities and challenges that would arise with the influx of millions of immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries.  In their wisdom, however, they placed the 2nd Amendment into the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights: the purpose of this was not to enable hunting and marksmanship so much as it was to enable the people to have recourse to arms if a government ever became dictatorial or totalitarian.

A government that is in the process of being overthrown always labels the rebels as “terrorists” or “criminals” because it is a process that overthrows the existing social and political order.  A government’s primary function is to perpetuate itself while quelling or preventing dissent or overthrow: survival of the entity and not the individual is the goal.  “Bloodless” revolutions never truly occur: a life will always be lost in the process somewhere.

Revolution usually is (and should be) a last resort.  One of the greatest dangers in the overthrow of an existing government is that the revolutionaries will become the very thing they sought to overthrow: a dictatorship with no room for dissent in any way, shape, or form.  The most successful revolutions occur when the rebels muster up enough popular support that even when not supplied with men or materials, the populace (at bare minimum) stays neutral and gets out of the way of the rebels.

In the U.S. we currently have a ton of demonstrations and protests regarding the presidential election (those just jumping on the bandwagon to be a part of a cause, although liberals at heart), paid disrupters/agents provocateur (on the Soros payroll to instigate, for example), and Clinton supporters.  These are not revolutionaries, although they view themselves as such.  They are not out to “overthrow” the government but to perpetuate the state of continuous “soft-socialism” we have been living under for the past 8 years.

If a revolution occurs in the U.S. it will come as the result of clashes between the Right and the Left as the Left continues to jockey for position and attempt to discredit and reverse the election results, and the Right is just sort of standing around to see what happens. It may also come if the current administration refuses to end, either by a declaration of martial law or involvement in a new war that has catastrophic consequences that enable the executive branch to stay in power.  Only time will tell if one occurs in the U.S. as a result of these elections and any possible post-election chicanery, but make no mistake: the citizens are “keyed up” and we may just see it.  As Gary Franchi and his band so eloquently state it, “Revolution never comes with a warning,” and this is because it usually seethes on the back burner until the top blows off.

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yogibear's picture

Just making huge amounts of money by placing a ultra long on the DOW. Just let it ride. You know it's Wall Street year-end bonus time.


zorba THE GREEK's picture

A lot of us on the right are well prepared for a violent reaction from those on the left. Almost looking forward to it. The free ride on the backs of the hard working middle class is about to come to an abrupt end

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

I and all I know of a like mind are prepared for the very worst.  They can fucking bring it. 

TeamDepends's picture

Same here. Out here in the country, the commies will be annihilated.

BullyBearish's picture

Bad things will happen if:

* They take away guns

* They take away free speech

* They take away cash

* They take away precious metals

* They take away the internet

Perimetr's picture

and then they take away your gender!

One more reason why i like being a redneck

Come and get it, we'll be waiting.

Draybin Deffercon III's picture
Draybin Deffercon III (not verified) Perimetr Dec 13, 2016 11:32 PM

They can take my Bitcoins from muh cold, dead, carpal tunnel hands.


New_Meat's picture

I always liked the Bug's answer to that in MIB: "Your proposal is acceptable."

Buzz Fuzzel's picture

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for (C)they shall be called sons of God."  Matt 5:9


Fhonestar, hopefully it happens sooner rather than later. 

Don't you ever get tired of pimping out that ugly old shingle tit whore, Bitcoin ?

Trade that shit in for some shiny young double D cup Precious. Yessss. 

sjb's picture

They take away our precious bodily fluids.

sjb's picture

They take away our precious bodily fluids.

sjb's picture

They take away our precious bodily fluids.

sjb's picture

They take away our precious bodily fluids.

J S Bach's picture

When the revolution finally comes, ethnostates must be the ultimate goal.  This will prove the most workable and healthy for all races and cultures involved.  No more pretending that we're all the same - in any potential or behavioral capacity.  I know that many people roll their eyes at such a proposal, but it is, in truth, the most natural solution.

Creepy Lurker's picture

Let them roll thier eyes, but the truth is that when the SHTF, everything gets real tribal real fast. The realists know its true.

Dancing Disraeli's picture

Whites are the only group that do not think tribally, which is why all of their countries are being overrun (except Russia.)

This will change.

Paul Kersey's picture

Ending cash and forcing Americans to adopt digital currency, only, would certainly cause serious civil unrest. India may be an interesting test case for this kind of action. If they did away with cash, banks and the Government could track all our individual wealth, and a failing bank could confiscate our money to use in a bail-in. That would piss off the hoi polloi, regardless of race, color or creed.

Vigilante's picture

...and who's gonna feed the niggros?

c0nan's picture

What these dumb-shit-porn-brainwashed lunnies don't understand as then when the SHTF we won't be focused on the imbecilic sheeple, but on the source of the problem i.e. we'll go right to the top.

It doesn't take an army to cut the head off a snake.

Darktarra's picture

And now you know why I head over to Shooters World, Indoor range, in Glendale Arizona with my Glock 19 and my AR ... in a 'shooting' Civil War, I will kill hundreds on the left before they take me down! 

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Doesn't matter how much the neo-feudal aristocracy fights to contain it - just a matter of "when" not of "if".

It never worked in the history and it will never ever work because it contradicts the laws of natural evolution.

SgtShaftoe's picture

Riots are a given.  Civil war is still on the table for negotiation from my view. 

Freddie's picture

Anyone know if .22 LR is good for zombies and other SHTF "social" work?

SgtShaftoe's picture

22LR is great for squirrels, rabbits and up-close and personal suppressed wet work.  It used to be the preferred caliber for silenced assasinations. 

flaminratzazz's picture

The best.. use the subsonic.. great for across the street..heavy grain, hits hard, almost silent..

Bigern's picture

If you use a bolt gun, it might as well be. No one will hear a thing past 5 meters, except the soft smack at terminal impact.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

There was no exit hole. A .45 would have blown half his head off.

It was a captive-bolt gun.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

You should look into an AK style 12 ga shotgon with the 20 round drum....  That shit puts up a damn wall of lead balls.

SgtShaftoe's picture

Have you ever patterned a 12 Ga?  It doesn't spread as much as many think. 

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

That depends on the barrel length and design of the round used.

SgtShaftoe's picture

tactical shotgun, no choke.  I have a nice tactical shotty, but I find it to be completely inadequate for most defensive or vermin removal missions.  The ammo capacity simply sucks!  Whereas with my AR clone, I've got 60 rounds on the rifle with 2 mags strapped together before even reaching into my rig for extra ammo.  The shotty has 8 shells in the pipe and 20 rounds on a bandoleer.  It's not a quick thing to do a tac reload on a shotgun.  9 out of 10 times I'm reaching for the rifle, not the shotgun. 

TheSkipper1967's picture

A semi-auto shotgun is very good for defending any entry breach.  I did a 5 shot test vs my buddies tactical shotgun and would get off the 5th shot while he was chambering his 5th.  A few times he got to quick and messed up his rhythm in chambering which would open yourself up to taking a hit.  Have a 5 and 10 round magazine which you can alternate slug and 00 buck.  Will put a wall of lead in front of you and stop any door entry by 3 or 4 individuals.  Will give you time to then switch to AK or AR rifle to sweep area.

SgtShaftoe's picture

That's an option if you train for it.  Switching rifles is kind of a bitch if you even have a little battle rattle on.  I've relegated the shotty to door breaching and using bird shot to dispatch a vermin where I'm concerned about ricochet risk. 

Backtable's picture

SAIGA or MOLOT VEPR 12ga., using alternating 00-buck and bear slugs, AKA "The Truck stopper."

Bigern's picture

.458 SOCOM; SICO Hybrid; 600 grain slugs at 1050 fps; leaving chunks of truck all over the road. Shoot through trees, walls, telephone poles, turbine engines, Toyotas, and anything else that critters may be hiding behind. Load options from 200-600 grains with wide range of destructive effects, based on mission needs. A real crescent wrench.

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Nothing says "happy" like a belt-fed .50.

Cloud9.5's picture

Start off with a good .556 AR with a good scope.  I like the Nikon P-223.  Then once you have secured your base weapon look into the exotics.  All of these variants have specific uses. My .458 SOCOM is for Terminators. It is a hoot to shoot but only holds ten rounds in the mag and the brass is expensive and would be hard to come by in a grid down world.   My 300 Black Out is for Zombies.  I am shooting a 280 grain cast lead bullet through a 45 suppressor.  It is not as quiet as I would like but it is sufficient.  The advantage to this round is that .556 brass is relatively easily converted to 300 Black Out.  In a grid down world, there will be plenty of .556 brass laying around.  Wheel weights can be melted down and cast into bullets, and the round uses a modicum of powder.  Ten thousand primers easily fits into one ammo can and one eight pound canister of powder will take you through the conflict.  I expect my 300 Black Out will be running long after other AR platforms have run out of ammunition.

toady's picture

I got a  Saiga 12ga, and I hate to say it, but I can't handle the kick. Every time I fire it I get big, nasty bruises on my shoulder. I went back to the AK....

say it aint so's picture

Ouch my shoulder is sore just thinking of it. day at the range shooting 1oz slugs is brutal but got it down to 12 inch groups at 100 m.

flaminratzazz's picture

that works fine if you want half the county to know where you are

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Eskimos kill polar bears by shhoting them in the ear with a .22; some farmers kill a lot of deer by using .22s; the CIA has used .22s for assassination.. Good shots, to be sure.  But the potential has been proven.