Let me join the ranks in thanking Justin for starting this thread.
I for a long while now have been a proponent that there is a revolt soon coming into the mix here in the US.
For decades now, both the Republicans as well as the Democrats have failed to take into account what the will of the citizens of this great nation.
Instead, they have been more interested in not only firming up their hold on power but to increase it. In most cases, they (the goverment) as.have
used (and been used by) large corporations as well as overly powerful special interest groups.
We have seen numerous instances where the goverment have outright taken away the freedom and liberties of the US citizens
To give a couple of examples of this I will just name them here and will go into them more in depth later.
Eminent Domain- a law that once was only to be used for the betterment of citizens such as adding a new road or highway, is now being applied to allow
private businesses to flatten homes so that they can build new office buildings. (reference Connecticut 2005). Note, the Supreme Court has refused to
look into this.
The governments authorization of wire taps as well as home / business without a court order. This was imposed to help track down possible terrorists.
To date, it has only netted a couple of drug houses.
The goverment's foot dragging on taking any action for or against the issue of illegal aliens in the US.
One of the underlying reasons for the marked increased in Home foreclosures over the last couple of years is that the goverment, in order to appease
the banks and lending companies, made it more difficult for people to file bankruptcies insuring that the citizen pay in full credit card debts. This
includes any penalties fees and fines. This along with some very questionable lending practices by mortgage companies have put people into homes that
they could not afford using such things as variable interest rates which steadily climb (never decrease) to the point that no one can pay.
The lackadaisical effort of the goverment to ensure that our food, water etc. are safe.
Now in response to Roper:
As long as people have food to eat and a roof over their heads there is little chance of a civil war.
Now I believe that a catalysis to a civil war will be firearm registration and then confiscation .
Now having said that, it didn't happen in California. Here again they are well fed.
Actually, as I just stated, people are losing the roofs over their heads. There are more families that are homeless now than ever before in the
history of the US.
As for the fire arm registration / confiscation... well we saw that happening in LA during Katrina. There are numerous threads here on ATS covering
Also if you (the audience) will remember a little story that did not make really big news, recently in Texas, the local police department had corrond
off an area so that they could test a new UAV for use in US cities.
There are a number of indicators out there if you look that shows that the US goverment has taken notice of the restlessness that is growing in the Us
population and they are taking steps to curtail it and even take offensive actions to crush any unrest.
There is a growing unrest in the US due to the dissatisfaction that the US people have with their goverment. This unrest is due to many many factors
and it is growing exponentially. There are now many more groups who have setup situation x scenarios. Just in the DFW area, I am aware of at least 12
fully outfitted groups that are ready for anything especially for a civil war or governmental tyranny. Most of these groups have more firepower and
training than most of the present armed forces.
It is my firm belief that we as a nation are closer to an armed conflict between the citizens and the Goverment. It would not take another 9-11 type
event, a bird flu outbreak or any really major type of catastrophe to occur to make this happen. It could take as little as another snafu like the
FEMA's response to Katrina to spark the fire.