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Think Canada and the United States could see riots like the effect that is going on in the UK?

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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:44 PM
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This has been on my mind along side the debt / small market crash we had, but to the extent of the problems England has been having with riots and some of them being based on racial tension as well as gangs, would it be possible to see riots in Canada and the US based on economic conditions, racial tension etc?

I believe soon there may be, whether it be caused by a market crash or some racial tension but what would cause something as largescale as what happened in England to happen in North America? Is England and Greece a test run?




posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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Originally posted by hypr2011
This has been on my mind along side the debt / small market crash we had, but to the extent of the problems England has been having with riots and some of them being based on racial tension as well as gangs, would it be possible to see riots in Canada and the US based on economic conditions, racial tension etc?

I believe soon there may be, whether it be caused by a market crash or some racial tension but what would cause something as largescale as what happened in England to happen in North America? Is England and Greece a test run?

Agreed, I've been waiting for years. way too many problems now to be ignored, and I am happy to see people using the internet for their demonstrations . when will this happen? Something needs to ignite it. Obviously the market was not enough.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:47 PM
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It could happen in the US. But the difference is that Americans have GUNS and it would be much more like a civil/race WAR instead of a riot; it would quickly turn into complete anarchy and mob rule.

It should be fun



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:47 PM
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Nope. All it takes is a new reality show and/or and iPad/iPhone to distract Americans.

Scenario: Riot starts, people go to loot electronics stores, see the commercial and run home to watch or get in line to sleep on the street to buy one.

Peace
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posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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These riots are fueled by consumerism and a false sense of entitlement, they have nothing to do with change or rebellion against those in power.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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"A test run" why because only America matters or something?



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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Not in the states, sad to say.

The majority of this country is only concerned with whats for dinner and which reality show is on TV that night.

Our fore fathers would be disgusted with this country, its citizens and its leaders alike.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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well it was some stuff on the other threads, but lets say border city per instance, Windsor / Detroit, both have high unemployment, gang problems, etc etc, whatever happens over there could spill over here as well,

I could see it happen in some cities in Ontario, Quebec and BC, Quebec's protest can be quite violent to the point that anyone out of the province could get attacked etc.

But something similar would have to happen in lets say Toronto and Detroit to get everyone going, something major.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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I don't think there is a valid link between the revolution in the US some people are envisaging and the current "rioting" by thugs in the UK.

I have not seen one sign or one voice regarding any kind of political message being sent by the scum in the UK. They are purely opportunistic cowards.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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Could??? We already have. The USA's history is steeped in rioting. Watts? Hough? LA in '92? You could call the civil war one hellacious riot. NYcity was consumed for 3 days in rioting against the draft during the peak of the civil war.

I don't think the rioting in London has as much to do with the shooting of some unarmed minority as first believed, and more to do with the mass of unemployed young people just venting their frustrations at the state of the English economy. I would say that this London riot is more typical of an American-style riot in any of our inner cities, where just about anything can act as a trigger to unleash the mob of young, unemployed thugs looking for an excuse to go on a rampage.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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I feel like Americans have less of a connection to reality than other people. We just don't feel like part of the world around us. Thus, it doesn't seem realistic for there to be riots, at least not right now. The average American doesn't have a good understanding of what is going on here.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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We've already had riots like these in the past. Just look at the LA and Cincinnati riots.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:59 PM
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Those were based on tangible provocations, as opposed to what people are talking about now - an accumulation of a lot of different abstract ideas about the economy.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 10:00 PM
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I don't believe that Americans are as shallow as most of you have proclaimed



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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Also the Vancouver and Toronto riots, were big as well, lots of enquirers for the police in Toronto on their tactics, and lots of people not being charged because it was being held in the court system, Canada isn't a stranger to riots either, and the Vancouver one was one of those types where we have a lack of sense of reality after having the hockey team lose.

The problem is these days more and more likely race will be the factor in it.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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I can't speak for everyone, but I'd like to think that we all meant the majority of Americans, not literally everyone.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 10:03 PM
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We only riot over hockey in canada. Vancouver still being fresh in our minds. However I find Canadians don't really fight hard over causes. We constantly get screwed by our govt and our system is extremely socialist. Civil unrest is not so much a big thing here. We are however hardcore about our labour unions. This is.where most if not all all forms of protest are utilized here. Politics really aren't a big deal for most candians. Don't f#@$ with a canadian over a hockey realted matter though.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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Funny comments...

Yes...we could see riots...do we want riots? No! Not like London. Should we make a stand right now and say "WE REFUSE TO RIOT LIKE UK"........however that is not to say that we are happy with the State of the State...

Why don't we as an intelligent nation.....well forget that, we are so far removed from our own intelligence that many do not even know that is the ultimate weapon!



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 10:11 PM
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Yea, but it only takes one thing to get people mad and so passionate about an issue to get them to protest on something or riot if things start getting out of hand, in my city someone is protesting or something or another, and some stuff was sent to the court system, but nothing violent just a few fists flying but no stores smashed, no looting.



posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 10:12 PM
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Yeah, I don't it could, I think it is... starting with Detroit, then Oakland or L.A., California. New York could see it... that would be something... If it hits here, then that will be the begining of the 3rd world war. Everyone would be fighting or having to run for their lives, mass confusion and mistrust would seep in. Other countries would enter in periodicly and then BOOOM!! Something would have to happen to bring it too a sudden halt and give peace. "What do people with power want??"....
Not to mention the buss shootings in Philadelphia, the state fair mob attack, the police brutality here. People, prepare.
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