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The level of anger is rising everywhere and will reach dangerous levels. It’s very noticeable in traffic as well as the ass media. Here are three recent traffic examples.
Earlier this summer I slowed my car down to allow a mother and her children cross a four lane street (what the hell were they doing?) Then I looked up and realized I was the culprit as I was rolling through a red light at one of the city’s few pedestrian crosswalks. There was no sense stopping under a red light (can’t see the light when it turns green). Looking both ways, I saw no more pedestrians, so I picked up speed and continued on my way.
Moments later I noticed an old pick-up truck weaving in and out of traffic behind me. I could have guessed what was about to happen. He pulled up beside me, window down and screaming that I went through a red light. Several thoughts presented themselves. “Who made you a cop?” and “Wasn’t your reckless high-speed driving more dangerous than my slow-rolling red?” Judging by the veins popping out of his red face, I realized the white trash was in no mood for conversation nor was my car’s custom paint job any match for his dented pick-up. Discretion being the better part of valor, I ate crow, repeatedly apologized until he finished venting and name-calling, and then he drove away.
Yesterday no sooner did the light turn green than another jerk behind me leaned on his horn. WTF? This is a small Canadian city, not New York. I quickly drove on, but the angry jerk in the pick-up raced past, window rolled down, shaking his fist and yelling something indecipherable. It left me with two questions. Did his mother raise any children that weren’t assholes? And, why do so many jerks drive pick-ups?
This morning, a high-powered Acura beside me waited for the light to turn green then he raced past three other cars and stopped behind a dozen other vehicles at a red light which then drove through when it turned green. The jerk in the Acura deliberately slowed down almost to a stop, waited for the light to turn amber and then raced through leaving four cars behind him including myself stranded at the red light.
Clearly, not every jerk drives a pick-up. While I admit to admiring his chutzpah and the elegance of his maneuver, it says much about the increasing number of jerks behind the wheel. And, it’s evident everywhere, not just on the road.
I discarded my TV in 1988 and got a life. I rarely watch it now except for the occasional Stupor Bowl visit with friends or in a hotel room away on business. As such, I’m much more conscious of the increase in anger than someone whose regular TV watching conceals the gradualism of change. Everyone on TV today seems to be yelling and screaming.
Apparently, Donald Trump’s appeal as a Presidential candidate taps into this anger. Enough said.
Another barometer of anger is readers’ comments on alternate blogs. They are angrier today than ever. Read the calm comments on this Zero Hedge article from early 2009 and then note the increase in anger in today’s Zero Hedge articles readers’ comments.
I’m sure the reasons for this increased anger are both numerous and debatable, and sometimes laughable. Bloomberg blames climate change. “Climate change is making us angry.”
You might ask why this increase in anger is important to you. There’s one common element in the three traffic incidents above. All three involved young men in their twenties or early thirties. Today’s twenty-somethings are teenagers until they’re well into their thirties, and their lack of impulse control and paucity of anger management skills makes them dangerous. And, there are a large number of these Echo-boom Millennials being the second largest demographic after the boomers.
Ok, so why does that matter? Think U.S. presidential election. As a political science major, I’ve observed the last ten Presidential elections, and this one is, without a doubt, the angriest and most polarizing one I’ve ever seen.
Are you prepared for civil disturbance and the breakdown of law and order? Do you have a stockpile of food and water and other essentials? Are you prepared to stay safely at home for a long time during riots and martial law? Do you think this breakdown will be limited to the U.S. or will it spread beyond the U.S. border? We will soon find out.
There are three possible outcomes to the U.S. Presidential election less than two months, and I list them below in the order I think they are most likely to happen.
- Hillary Clinton gets elected
- Donald Trump gets elected
- The shit hits the fan, Obama cancels the election and declares martial law
Hillary has been selected by ‘our owners’ (as Carlin called them) for the plebes to elect as the next President. Liberalism is an incurable mental disorder infecting more than half the population who appear immune to Hillary’s corruption. Most women hate Trump so it’s unlikely he’ll get a large enough majority to overcome the vote rigging.
The abuse that Trump supporters have silently suffered by Democrat trolls at Trump’s rallies means that Republicans are unlikely to take up arms and revolt if Hillary gets in. On the other hand, we’ve seen how quickly Democrats riot and burn down neighborhoods when they get angry so if Trump gets in all hell will break loose.
Note: I rarely ever correctly predict election outcomes despite my Political Science degree (or perhaps because of it.) Martin Armstrong’s Socrates computer is forecasting that Trump “Should” win.
The only fly in the ointment is Hillary’s health. If that gives out, then we immediately go to number three. Conspiracy theorists think that may be the plan. Hillary has been running such a lousy campaign, raising so many questions and refusing media interviews that she’s being thrown under the bus and pulled from the limelight allegedly for Pneumonia.
I don’t know if this is a ploy to resurrect her shortly before the election after she’s ‘recovered’ or an excuse to go to number three and cancel the election and declare martial law. Either way, it looks like the shit is going to hit the fan.
If all hell breaks loose, as seems likely, the Democrat controlled jurisdictions like California, Michigan, Illinois, etc. will erupt in civil disobedience and riots. Other areas may be affected but not to the same degree. Supply lines will be affected, and power and water supplies shut down to regain control of an enraged population followed by martial law.
Are you prepared? Have you stockpiled essentials? Do you want to be on the streets or fighting enraged mobs looting the stores? You’re running out of time.
Sept 11, 2016
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