This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.
All over the globe, the mood is turning sour. Anger and frustration are bubbling over, and protests are becoming violent in major cities all across the planet. In some cases, economic pain is driving the protests and in other cases, political matters are motivating the protesters, and it has been a very long time since we have seen so many angry protests happening all over the world simultaneously.
Unfortunately, many believe that what we have seen so far is just the beginning. Global economic conditions are rapidly deteriorating, and as economic pain intensifies that is only going to make everyone more frustrated. And here in the United States, the drama surrounding the potential impeachment of Donald Trump is going to greatly escalate the political tensions that are already deeply dividing this country. No matter how things turn out, a large percentage of the population is likely to be deeply frustrated with the result, and that could very easily lead to tremendous civil unrest.
But before we get to Trump, let’s take a look at what has been going on around the rest of the world first. In Chile, we are witnessing violent protests, unlike anything that we have seen in decades…
Three people died in a fire in a supermarket being ransacked in the Chilean capital early Sunday, as protests sparked by anger over social and economic conditions rocked one of Latin America’s most stable countries.
Santiago’s Mayor Karla Rubilar told reporters two people burned to death in the blaze and another later died in hospital, after the huge store controlled by US retail chain Walmart was looted.
Economic conditions are tough in Chile and rapidly getting tougher, and it is very unusual to hear of “looting” in a country that is normally so stable.
Meanwhile, political corruption appears to be the main motivation for the violent protests in Lebanon…
Thousands of demonstrators poured into downtown Beirut for a third day on Saturday, hours after overnight clashes erupted between security forces and protesters leading to large-scale arrests and several injuries.
Demonstrations have engulfed various parts of Lebanon for three days. Many protesters called for the resignation of the government and demanded the “downfall” of a political class that has ruled the country since the start of its 15-year civil war in 1975.
When people lose hope that things are ever going to get any better, they tend to take to the streets.
Unfortunately, corruption appears to be a way of life over in Lebanon at this point, and there seems to be little hope of major reforms any time soon.
In the UK, the drama surrounding the Brexit saga drew “hundreds of thousands of people” into the streets of London this weekend…
Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in central London to demand a new referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, as parliament voted to delay a decision on whether to back Prime Minister Boris Johnson‘s revised Brexit withdrawal deal.
The march organised by the People’s Vote campaign is thought to be the largest yet, drawing anti-Brexit supporters from across the country as parliament sat on a Saturday for the first time since the Falklands conflict in the 1980s.
Yet another Brexit agreement appears to have failed, and many are wondering if it will ever be possible to get one through Parliament.
Many of those favoring Brexit are hoping for a “no-deal” exit from the European Union at this point, and meanwhile many of the “remainers” are holding out hope that there will somehow be a second referendum.
Over in Spain, violent protests have erupted night after night in the aftermath of the arrest of nine key pro-independence leaders in Catalonia…
Barcelona saw its fifth consecutive night of violence on Friday, in the wake of Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that jailed nine pro-independence leaders for their role in the 2017 secessionist drive. The disturbances last night were particularly virulent, in terms of their duration, intensity and use of violence on the part of protestors, who were very aggressive toward the police.
Violent groups surrounded the central headquarters of the National Police in the Catalan capital, throwing objects, putting up barricades and setting fire to trash containers. As the sun set, the protests moved to the center of the city, where the regional police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, used an armored vehicle with a water cannon. At least three police officers were injured in the rioting.
These protests may fade after a while, but they are not going away. Those involved in the pro-independence movement in Catalonia are very passionate, and it has widespread public support.
Of course, the protests that have made the biggest splash on the global stage have been the relentless pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Despite the brutality of the police, the protesters just keep coming back again and again, and “tens of thousands” of protesters were in the streets once again on Sunday…
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, once again defying a police ban on the assembly and undeterred by a brutal attack against a leader of the organization that called for the march.
The huge turnout, which included families, children and the elderly, demonstrated how the movement now in its fifth month continues to have widespread support, despite the increasingly violent tactics used by protesters and escalating use of force by police.
Here in the United States, we don’t have protests like this going on right now.
But we could very soon.
The impeachment process is bringing a focal point to the deep anger that has been building on both sides of the political spectrum for many years. Now that this process has begun, there is no going back, and both sides believe that there is only one result that will bring justice.
For the left, any result that does remove Donald Trump from office will be a bitter disappointment. The Democrats in the House of Representatives are going to draft articles of impeachment, and they believe that they already have the votes they need to send those articles of impeachment to the U.S. Senate.
If the Republican-controlled Senate does not vote to convict Trump and remove him from office, this will greatly upset the left and could result in an explosion of anger in our city streets.
On the other hand, if the Republican-controlled Senate does vote to convict Trump and remove him from office, tens of millions of hardcore Trump supporters are going to be absolutely livid. There would be an explosion of righteous anger on the right, and it would almost certainly spill into our city streets.
Of course, it is likely that both sides will start protesting well before there is a final result, but once the final vote in the Senate happens that is when things are likely to get very interesting.
The Democrats should have never gone down this road because one way or another this process is going to tear us apart.
If our founders could see us today they would be rolling over in their graves, because this is not what they intended.
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What a depressing article. More unicorns and rainbows please.
If the socialist liberal fruitcakes and our wimpy republican politicians remove our duly elected president based the Lies and BS they have been peddling BEFORE he was president.There will be hell to pay!!!
Also, if this happens then the USA does not deserve to exist anymore.
even the protest in hong kong pale by comparison
in my day they were called riots
that’s because they were
protest are for pussies
The fault line I see in the West is this: the ‘activist’ groups (greenies, lefties, etc.), who are mostly paid for by NGO grants etc. Are right now the main source of open protests (look at Greta etc.). But that is a pale shade of the real public and their fears and feelings. As was seen in London, when the greenies upset the real people, the real people viciously attack the greenies – and it isn’t pretty.
There is a vast and vicious army of MEN who are the backbone of the economy (delivery drivers, the muscle for everything from the military to the police to the guys who stack shelves). When the greenies stop these people from earning a living and supporting their families, you will then see, just like in the Bugs Bunny cartoon when Nature Boy Rick meets the Growler, the greenies with their Twitter and their spindly arms are going to be thrown around like a rag doll.
When the knee grows start burning people out of their homes and businesses (and this is the new tactic) the army of MEN will not stand back and be polite.
locked and loaded ( or loaded and locked)
We (as in some of us; not asleep and chewing cud) know this is inevitable.
TPTB want strife in all aspects of the world. What better way to control than with misery.
Blood will be shed. This is what is taught from (our) history.
Prepare for it now. Do not let it be a surprise.
Control yourself. Watch. Listen. Think.
When the time is nigh, you will need to respond accordingly.
I’ve heard rumors that live ammo was used on Chileans. Not rubber bullets, live ammo.
these events are being purposely pushed by Soros and elites to retain power. Governments are being put off balance and the Us will be next regardless who is elected. South American countries are being targeted and Maduro is involved there.
You have given these radicals the benefit of the doubt, at least since Marchin’ Looter Kang and radical Republican Reconstruction.
afaic, the ideal solution, for all those who believe in moral equivalence, is to have an equal but opposite number of people.
Forget that you read this, please. Keep making excuses for these jungle cannibals. I dare you. They’re probably enough generations away from the fourth world. Lets be optimistic about this, your fav doctors and mechanics. They will believe in your sincere leftism and not feel genocidal, at all.
Antifa along with black and Hispanic criminal groups have been trying their best to bring the party to the US. If the ‘party’ comes to my area the family and I know how to deal with it. And we won’t be handling them with kid gloves either.
SHTFplan needs to get it’s S together before everyone , including me quit bothering to come to this site. Takes at least a couple of days for the comments to show up and the comments are few and far between anymore. Maybe the S has already HTF here at SHTFplan. This used to be my favorite site. I always enjoyed most of the stories, but the comments were always the best and now there are hardly any. Mac, find a good IT person and get this fixed…… I’m done complaining now…….
AMEN AMEN AND AMEN
Yep ME TOO!!!
Here is the warning from former Navy seal Craig Sawyer for all the arrogant demonrats who think Trump will be removed from office and that they will undo our constitution … After observing that all patriots, regardless of position, have a duty to protect the Constitution, Sawyer minced no words detailing what he believes would happen to those involved in Trump’s removal and he explained why:
Anti-American subversives involved in ANY WAY in an unconstitutional coup against our President will be run down and executed immediately by the world’s most supreme warriors. There will be nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, no mercy, no sense of humor. Harsh examples will be made. My prediction is it will be a gruesome massacre. Why? Because one side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets & the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.
And, he added, it won’t take very long: “It will likely only take a few hours. Lessons will be learned. History will take note. Order restored.”
Thanks for this post.
Thanks to Mr. Sawyer and his fellow warriors
and Thank GOD for Pesident Trump
I think people are fucking tired of being dictated to.
I heard it said that. “If the US burns the whole world burns”. If, or when we do I just hope I have covered all my bases. You know it is coming with all the BS that is going on in D.C. . There is no way to put out the fire that has started. Maybe it is a Good time to Reboot the Republic, and the Tree of Liberty!
Barcelona, Spain has a strong Catalonia independence movement. This effort to break away from Spain dates back many decades. The politicians ignoring BREXIT in England believe voters should be “subjects” of their government and are not entitled to SELF DETERMINATION.
HISTORY is filled with political and regional turmoil. The divisions within the USA stem from ignorance and many decades of governance that failed to follow the guidelines of our nation’s founding documents. The SWAMP (military industrial complex) does not want to relinquish their death grip on power.
So far, the riots do not come close to the civil unrest of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Whole neighbourhoods were burned to the ground, many people killed, terrorists unleashed, hijacking planes and setting off bombs.
Only the U.K., of the developed Western nations, has had riots and civil unrest as bad as the US in the 60s/70s (IRA, black folks rioting etc.).
Countries that are artificial creations, either through arbitrary borders, or through global open borders (the U.K.), are at risk of serious civil unrest. Functioning societies are social contracts and social contracts can’t be imposed by saying “here are some Mooslimes and knee grows, have fun!!!”.