The United States Is On The Precipice Of Widespread Civil Unrest

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

It doesn’t take much of a trigger to push extremely large crowds of very angry protesters into committing acts of rioting and violence.  And rioting and violence can ultimately lead to widespread civil unrest and calls for “revolution”.  The election of Donald Trump was perhaps the single most galvanizing moment for the radical left in modern American history, and we have already seen that a single move by Trump can literally cause protests to erupt from coast to coast within 48 hours.  On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that banned refugees from Syria indefinitely and that placed a 90 day ban on travel to the United States for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.  Within hours, protesters began to storm major airports, and by Sunday very large crowds were taking to the streets all over the country

From Seattle to Newark, Houston to Boston, hundreds jammed airport terminals — lawyers, immigration advocates, ordinary citizens compelled to the front lines, many refusing to leave until those who had been detained by U.S. Customs had been freed or had obtained legal counsel.


On Sunday, the movement caught fire and demonstrations and rallies erupted in communities across the U.S. from city halls to airports to parks. In the nation’s capital, the site of the march that drew a crushing 500,000 people Jan. 21, Pennsylvania Avenue was shut down Sunday as thousands trekked from the White House to the U.S. Capitol. An energized crowd stopped outside Trump’s showcase hotel along the avenue to shake fists and chant “shame.”

You can see some really good pictures of the protests going on around the nation right here.

As I was going through articles about these protests today, I remember one woman holding up a sign that said “Remove Trump By Any Means Necessary”.

It doesn’t take much imagination to figure out what she was suggesting.

Visions of violence are dancing in the heads of these very frustrated people, and they are being egged on by top members of Congress such as Chuck Schumer

‘These orders go against what America has always been about,’ Schumer told the crowd in Battery Park according to the New York Daily News. ‘The orders make us less humanitarian, less safe, less American and when it comes to making us less safe people forget this, that’s why so many of our military, intelligence, security, and law enforcement leaders are opposed to this order and all those like it.’


Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Trump’s presidential rival, Hillary, tweeted a picture from the rally. It was captioned: ‘Yes. We will keep standing up for a country that matches our values and ideals for all. #NewYork #NoBanNoWall.’

On Sunday, President Trump attempted to clarify what his executive order was really about and make it clear that it was not a ban on all Muslims.  The following comes from CNN

President Donald Trump insisted Sunday his travel ban on certain Muslim-majority nations would protect the United States from terrorists, after a weekend of outrage and confusion over the move.


In an afternoon statement, Trump wrote the country would continue showing “compassion to those fleeing oppression.”

Unfortunately, polls show that somewhere around a third of the country greatly dislikes Trump, and those people are more than ready to believe that Trump is a racist bigot that hates all Muslims.

But the truth is that Trump does not hate any group of people.  His target is simply Islamic terror, and he is actually pro-immigration as long as it is legal immigration.

Let us not forget that his wife is a legal immigrant.

I know that Trump is quite eager to get things done, but putting out this executive order at this particular moment was definitely a case of poor timing.

We are a nation that is deeply, deeply divided, and now this latest controversy threatens to divide us even further.

When I was out earlier today, I saw a pro-Trump billboard that some business owner had put up that was urging liberals to quit their whining.

On the surface that may sound funny, but it definitely doesn’t do anything to bring us together.

If you give anger enough fuel, eventually it leads to violence.  I am certainly not suggesting that we should ever compromise on what we believe, but what I am suggesting is that there is a wise way to handle things and an unwise way to handle things.

Someday, widespread civil unrest is going to sweep across the United States and major American cities will burn.

My hope is that we can put this off for as long as possible.

In fact, I sincerely hope that this will not happen at all during the Trump/Pence era.

But you would have to be blind not to see the hate, anger and frustration that are all growing like cancer in the hearts of our young people.

This is a time for the peacemakers.  If there are any left in Washington, we need them to rise up now and try to bring healing before it is too late.

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J S Bach's picture

Yep... 'bout time.  You can't make an all-American omelet without breaking a few liberal skulls.

jcaz's picture

"Unrest"?  Not me- locked and loaded, actually- I'm just fine......

I don't have a cool sign, tho- do I need one  of those?

Raffie's picture

Stack the protesters up like cord wood.

ACP's picture

Do like King Leonidas and build a wall out of them.

Ledlak's picture

So, Mr. Writer, what time would have been a good time for Trump to act. Your remark is silly. The best time to enforce the law is, well, now.

Ms. Erable's picture

90% of the protestors would stay home if they weren't being paid to be there. Cut off their funding sources (like that pigfucker Soros) and they dry up and blow away.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Told you few days ago - and so the 2nd Civil War started ...

goober's picture

Civil war of words and hyperbole largely by the snowflake sissys and PRAVDA/MSM. A sort of proxy war that will destroy these fools by their own hand and ignorance.

N2OJoe's picture

Drone or extradite George Soros and his son, rioters don't get paid, unrest over.

I hear Russia wants Soros. Hand him over with the condition that they take his son too and that we never hear from them again.

It would be a great gift and strengthen ties for both countries.

Heavy's picture

Don't failures of monetary theory usually lead to civil war?

To "heal" it youre probably gonna have to torch the shithouse... start fresh (pooping somehwere new)

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) goober Jan 31, 2017 2:39 AM

In the name of save the trees they saved their signs

This is what democracy looks like-Occupy 2011

Not in our name-Iraq war 2003

This is not who we are-Trump election 2016

Im sure those from San Francisco  had  Keep Tahoe Blue from the 70s

I can't stand it, so scripted. I am embarassed for them.

shamus001's picture

Aside from the fact that snowflakes just burn down their backyards.... should a few pop up in this red county, it would likely be their LAST protest.

JamesBond's picture

Republican Donald Trump has refused to commit to accepting the election result if he loses, in the final TV debate against Hillary Clinton.

Pot meet Kettle.


Vatican_cameo's picture


This is turning out to be the Liberals Worst Nightmare.  By the time these crybabies make a sign, Trump has signed two more Executive Orders.  They don't even have time to get flustered, it's just coming too fast.  I hope this doesn't stop for a while, the entertainment value is Priceless!

HedgeJunkie's picture

"Someday, widespread civil unrest is going to sweep across the United States and major American cities will burn."


Looking forward to it.  That's where progressives live.

And once they walk the fifty to a hundred miles from their shithole, I, and my nieghbors, are fully prepped to receive them.  I took a walk down the horse trails (alleys) recently.  3/4 of those on my street have water storage, generators, fuel and storage sheds.  Of those open, they were stuffed with supplies.

I thought I was alone.

Dormouse's picture

90% of protestors cower in fear, burst into tears, or become catatonic at the meer mention of a gun, let alone the sight of one. Keep smashing windows, lighting fires, shutting down highways and calling for the assassination of OUR President and you jackasses will get the stick you're begging for.

yogibear's picture

These snowflakes will melt.

Twee Surgeon's picture

Civil Unrest ? I have been in the United States for many years and as a real outside / inside Observer I would like to be able to take bets on that scenario.

I know where I would be putting my bet. If the leftys Do Wake Up the Real 'Sleeping Giant' it will not remain just within the borders of the 50 contiguous States.

After the Initial walkover there will be sudden changes Abroad and old axes to be grinded would be ground. Epiphanies happen.

Fed Supporter's picture

I think the logical conclusion is that there will ultimately be civil war in the US and in Europe.  We can't continue as such divided people and now people are getting sick of each other..  Violence will result.   Trump is blowback for 8 years of obombya and the blowback is severe.  I think the police are prepped though, thanks to obambya, kinda Ironic if you think about it, all that military equipment given by the left now to be used against the left.  Poetic justice.

in4mayshun's picture

If there's a civil war it won't be because of Trump. I've driven all over Ca the last 3 weeks and haven't seen one single protester. The media is making it look like there's protests all over the country, when most people approve of what he's doing. The break down of society will come when the welfare checks stop rolling in or they just don't buy much.

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charlie303 (not verified) in4mayshun Jan 31, 2017 5:19 AM

The welfare stops when we see Western Govn Sovereign Debt Crises within the next 5 years.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture
Elco the Constitutionalist (not verified) Fed Supporter Jan 31, 2017 1:35 AM

That is not very insightful. It is like saying the market is going to crash. Of course it will, but without a time frame it is as meaningless as prediction that you will die or pay taxes.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Fed Supporter Jan 31, 2017 2:41 AM

Yeah that's what the Jews have planned War of the Tall Whites

FreedomGuy's picture

Lefties have a couple advantages to start. They are already organized whereas the Right is not. They do not mind breaking the law as they loot and burn whereas the Right does and they have autocratic power as the primary goal.

The advantages the Right has are they tend to be better at martial arts and generally on the side of decency which is powerful when aroused. They organize well and play for keeps once the line is crossed.

If and when the Right and center take arms and fully determine that is the proper course the Left knows the fight is on and their lemmings tend to scatter. That is why they prefer to disarm the public and come through the avenues of State power so they have the policing agencies on their side.

The average street cop or FBI agent is probably a good guy. The average Chief of Police or agency head is a political appointee. They break both ways.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) FreedomGuy Jan 31, 2017 2:56 AM

They love the attention they get when protesting, the feeling of power,  the hive mind.

It's addictive for them, go look it's a thing.

goober's picture

Yep, I do not buy this as anything but lots of payed for fluff and of course plenty of over zealous coverage and over reaction by PRAVDA/MSM to try and undermine DT. There has been some violence against DT supporters, but that too was purchased by that cocksucker Soros and likely Hillary and BHO and crew ACORN or some such shit ? What they are doing is getting people to a point that they will simply fight back and then these assholes will be screwed becasue they are the attackers/perps ! And we have a new sheriff who expects you to defend yourself as he should. So they are likely breeding a scab on their nose. Anybody who lived thru the 60s and was part of any of it, knows these wimpy turds are just sissys, and will run and squeal like little girls at the first punch thrown or shot fired in self defense. We saw this recently at the Trump Rally's. I say good, ramp it up fools and lets rumble in the jungle. Nothing new titheads !   Phck em all.

Snyder is also over reacting and likely never even been in a real fist fight. But I imagine most here at ZH have not either. I would be curios to know how many actually have. I will guess maybe 25% and I think that is a high guess. And how many have been in a shoot out or firefight ? maybe 10%. and what is the importance of such data and experiences ? Well if you have liittle or no experience in either or, it will definitely affect how you think about such events critically ! And now it is possible you may be confronted on some level, so it is worth understanding your own capabilities and real perspective of such matters. I am not saying you will be attacked this week, I am saying some of these idiots are gonna get an ass whoopin. And it will be sorely deserved and needed. I already know for a fact that few will actually stand up to anything so that is not my point. What ever any of you do, do not be the perp, be the solution !

Jack Napier's picture

90% is a bit high. Only the ringleaders are paid. Most are unemployed, uneducated, lonely simpletons who want to feel important.

Oldwood's picture

No, no, no! We should do what we always do when they scream that we are hateful racist haters, and bow and kneel while apologizing....Promising to NEVER EVER do it again.

This is a test folks. They unexpectedly lost and desperately need to regain their dominance, and will scream hateful THREATS until we back down, until we admit our "flaws" and promise to pay dear retribution, until we cede moral ground and retreat ever further into our hole.

This is a test and if we fail, well, it won't be nice like last time. It will be the end. We will never again be able to speak out in self defense, in defense of our waning liberties. We will be destined to be ruled by the exact intolerant haters that they are accusing us of being.

The boot on our neck FOREVER.

Lordflin's picture

Not to worry... We are not going away...

SilverRhino's picture

Backing down?  

We're just getting STARTED

FreedomGuy's picture

Well said, Oldwood. If we cave they will come back with a vengeance for blood. I would expect a police state if they regain power through protest and Republican weakness. McCain will find his other side of the aisle buds put him back in prison.

These are demons from hell screaming, scratching and wailing as they have lost their python-like grip on power. Their plan was upset and they do not take it lightly nor will they take prisoners.

Oldwood's picture

What was a war of attrition relying on constant advances met with our begrudging retreat, they now find themselves in a war for survival. They full well know that to allow Trump at the wheel will turn this shitwagon around while exposing their false promises, outright lies and full on corruption for even the blind to see.

I truly did not believe they would allow Trump to take office, but we only see the battle intensify. If we thought determination was imperative before, it is ever more so now. In my business I deal with lots of progressives, and to express my true believes would likely doom what is left of it, but I fear I will have no choice soon. Too many of us thought this could be done without personal cost, but I think that will not be the case. We will be lucky if this does not end with blood in the streets.

Food Loaf Junkie's picture

No the left will keep McCain as a figurehead to show the serfs how to grovel and bow.  I will do neither. I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees

lie_to_me's picture

Never give in to bullies. F#ck the protesters. 

OpTwoMistic's picture

Anyone here not legal and makes no attempt to fit in (does not try to learn english) is an enemy.

Anyone protecting illegals are an enemy.

Want to fix the liberals?  Restart the draft. Both sexes.

HRH Feant's picture
HRH Feant (not verified) OpTwoMistic Jan 30, 2017 11:29 PM

I absolutely agree. I will go one step further. Make 2 years of military service mandatory. For everyone unless they are retarded. That would be the one exemption: physical or mental handicap. Heck, even trannies can pull KP duty and peel potatoes!

Andre's picture

Taters & AIDS. Not real appetizing, gotta say.

While I understand the reasoning (show some of these little fucks REALITY for a change), handing more cannon fodder to the MIC is not appealing either. The basic idea is to get some of them to face the fact that useless intellectual posturing with no foundation of life realities. My kid has dealt with that, so have others of my acquaintance.

Anybody have a more creative approach?

WarPony's picture

And, if they're retarded, sterilize them - "three generations of idiots is enough."  O.W. Holmes, Buck v. Bell.

Big Bopper's picture

Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel has been talking about national service for years....

Jack's Raging Bile Duct's picture

Yeah. Nothing says liberty like being conscripted into service of the MIC. Banker's gotta make a profit, you know?

Shameful how this place went from abhoring state power under Obama, now kisses the ring because Trump wears it.

D Nyle's picture

Have a big party full of prius's and Unicorns, call it Safe in Space Say Yes (SISSY), Also invite Ted Nuggent and his Bow hunting Friends for a Unicorn hunt and Anything Else blowout. Now thats the way to stop protests


UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Battle axes and machetes are more fun.

SoDamnMad's picture

I have a sign you can have in front of you.  Class III+ ceramic plate !

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

The new lightweight stuff is the cat's meow...pricey though!

JLee2027's picture

These cowards will run in a real fight.

ChemtrailPilot's picture

As the Duke of Wellington said: "For the mob, the grapeshot"

divingengineer's picture

Napoleon said "give them a whiff of grapeshot".