This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
Our civilization is crumbling right in front of our eyes. We have become accustomed to soaring murder rates, mass shootings, extreme degeneracy throughout the entire entertainment industry, violent rioting in our streets, and severe corruption on all levels of government. To a certain extent, a lot of these things seem “normal” to many of us at this point. But the truth is that what we are experiencing is not even close to “normal”. We are literally watching our entire society slowly but surely go down the tubes, and it is heartbreaking to watch.
If you think that I am being overly dramatic, just consider what happened in northern California on Saturday night. A mob of more than 80 thieves wearing ski masks and armed with crowbars suddenly descended upon a Nordstrom store, and they ransacked the entire place in just minutes…
More than 80 people stormed and robbed a Nordstrom in California on Saturday night, according to a police report from the Walnut Creek Police Department.
The robbery was over within minutes as thieves armed with crowbars and wearing ski masks streamed out of the Nordstrom into the dozens of cars lining the block.
Needless to say, Nordstrom workers were caught entirely off guard, and several individuals received injuries during the melee…
During the theft, two Nordstrom workers were punched and kicked, while another was sprayed with pepper spray. All three individuals were treated for their injuries on scene.
This sort of “organized crime” is becoming increasingly common, but the size and scale of this particular attack was particularly alarming.
#Breaking About 25 cars just blocked the street and rushed into the Walnut Creek Nordstrom making off with goods before getting in cars snd speeding away. At least two people arrested at gunpoint. pic.twitter.com/AG3R94M9L3
— Jodi Hernandez (@JodiHernandezTV) November 21, 2021
This happened in one of the most prosperous areas of northern California, and one eyewitness described it as “like a scene out of a movie”…
Brett Barrette is one of the managers of P.F. Chang’s restaurant across from the Nordstrom store. He watched as the bedlam unfolded.
“I probably saw 50-80 people in like ski masks with crowbars, a bunch of weapons,” he said. “They were looting the Nordstrom.”
“There was a mob of people,” he continued. “The police were flying in. It was like a scene out of a movie. It was insane.”
Meanwhile, the Louis Vuitton store in San Francisco was also hit by organized looters this weekend.
The Louis Vuitton in San Francisco union square just got emptied out ? pic.twitter.com/Imi6qbL0i1
— Yealenne (@Yealenne) November 20, 2021
Many of the looters got away, but police were able to nail a few of them.
Louis Vuitton San Francisco, Union square got cleared out!! pic.twitter.com/7Sz6rlRo8n
— Da Juan (@CARLITOSGUEY) November 20, 2021
Even though this sort of thing is taking place so frequently now, I am still shocked whenever I see these sorts of videos. For even more examples, please see my recent article entitled “In Some Parts Of America, Looting Has Become A Way Of Life”.
Over in Portland, approximately 150 rioters started fires and smashed things up following the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. At one point, about a dozen police officers were forced back into a garage by an extremely unruly mob…
Video captured the moment protesters in Portland cornered police in a garage during riots over the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict.
The footage shows a crowd of angry protesters aggressively yelling at the police dressed in full riot gear. The group of nearly a dozen officers are seen backing up into a garage.
The door of the garage slowly closes as the protesters continue to confront the police, with one demonstrator even trying to push open the garage door.
Way too often, the bad guys are starting to get the upper hand in situations like this.
And I think that does not bode well for the troubled times ahead.
For years, I have been warning that this sort of civil unrest would be coming in the future.
Now the future is here, and the chaos in our streets is only going to be getting even more intense.
On the other side of the globe, rioting of a completely different nature is happening. As authoritarian measures become increasingly extreme, vast numbers of people are standing up and saying that enough is enough…
Violent protests have broken out against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and lockdowns across Europe amid new tough rules to curb winter waves of the virus.
Demonstrators angry about the new measures gathered in Austria, Croatia, Italy, Northern Ireland, the French territory of Guadeloupe and the Netherlands to protest the moves.
In Belgium, approximately 40,000 protesters descended upon the capital, and police fired water cannons and tear gas to try to control the crowds…
Nearly 40,000 people descended on the capital Brussels to protest against new anti-Covid measures banning the unvaccinated from entering restaurants and bars.
Some protesters were seen throwing projectiles at riot police and in response, officers fired water cannon and tear gas at the group. Police have made some arrests, but it is not immediately clear how many.
Next door in the Netherlands, the violence was even worse. At one point, police officers actually opened fire on one group of “rampaging rioters”…
Dutch police have arrested more than 30 people during unrest in The Hague and other towns in the Netherlands that followed an “ orgy of violence ” the previous night at a protest against coronavirus restrictions.
The violence by groups of youths in The Hague and elsewhere Saturday night wasn’t as serious as Friday night in Rotterdam, where police opened fire on rampaging rioters and arrested 51 people.
By imposing such harsh authoritarian measures during this pandemic, governments in Europe and elsewhere are losing their legitimacy.
And responding to protests with such violence will also result in a loss of legitimacy.
Part of living in a civilized society is being able to trust the government to do the right thing most of the time.
But now we have gotten to a point where large numbers of people in industrialized nations all over the globe do not trust their own governments.
And once that trust erodes far enough, it may get to a point where entire nations become virtually ungovernable by anyone.
Like I said at the beginning of this article, we are watching civilization crumble all around us, and that should make all of us very sad.
We are rapidly plummeting into an abyss of anarchy, madness, and chaos, and the days ahead are not going to be pleasant.
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Probably just taking a break from peaceful protesting …. long enough to catch up on some Christmas shopping.
No amount of supplies or weapons will sustain us through the chaos that lies ahead. A year or longer of ungovernable people worldwide will wipe out even the most prepared. Hiding may be the best bet
Revelation 18:4 “Then I heard another voice from heaven shout, “My people, you must escape from Babylon. Don’t take part in her sins and share her punishment” -CEV
Revelation 18:4 Context
[King James Version (KJV)]
(1)And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. (2)And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (3)For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. (4)And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (5)For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. (6)Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (7)How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
YOU NAILED IT!
This is all part of God’s plan. Read the Bible! Either Old Testament or New tells about the coming Tribulation headed up when Satan’s man gains the trust of many. When it looks like there will now be a way to have peace again, brace yourself, the second three and a half years will be Hell on earth
A native, a white man and a kneegrow were sitting in a bar. The native said “once we were many but now we are few”. The kneegrow said “once we were few but now we are many”. The white man said “That’s because we haven’t played cowboys and kneegrows yet”. 😛
What do you mean not yet? Because that end of your comment ain’t going to go well for your kind! You’re dying off and we out number you as well. We are implanted in all of you all mess! The Negros if that’s what you’re trying to say ain’t having it! So get ready boomer we are coming. The books have to be balanced! 400 years time to pay up! Either way we’re going to win!
Judah, Know one owes you a thing nor your “people”. Act like an animal get treated like an animal. Bring it! It won’t be pretty.
Strong men produce good times, good times produce weak men, weak men produce hard times, hard times produce strong men. This isn’t necessarily true universally, nor applies to all people in every case, but true enough and prevalent enough to have a profound impact.
Right now, we are watching our society literally coming apart leaving chaos in the wake, with no apparent resolution. Culture, morality, traditions, values, law, institutions, everything is in flux or upheaval. It is not hyperbole to say it’s going to get worse. All the things we are seeing in the “new normal” was unimaginable just one lifetime ago. The door is open now, nothing is taboo, nothing too outrageous. We have stepped on the slope going downwards, the bottom is not in sight, so it’s goings to get worse, much worse.
Many things and events seems to have no connection. But with a little foresight, an ability to sort information, some sound conjectural thinking, and an understanding of human nature, one may obtain with some accuracy a picture of what is in store in the coming years.
As for myself, I’m concluding prepping hard is the best we can do right now, and that includes contingency plans for social/political, economic, and financial scenarios, and doing it with your mouth shut. For our times, the ultimate rational statement would be – It’s better to have it and be prepared and not need it, than need it and not have it and not be prepared.
Most commenters on this and similar sites know this, but one piece of advice cannot be overstated – stay away from the covid “vaccine”. We are only beginning to see the long-term effects of the jabs. In the next few years the cumulative effect is going to be devastating, and in ways not fully understood today, probably a national emergency, but with officialdom in denial.
BLM and Antifa = Biden’s Brownshirts
this isn’t new people.
I’m too young to die and too old to take a whupping.
870 making that sound?
What is happening is actually very simple to understand. Two things are fuelling the unrest and disorder:
1) Boomergeddon: ALL Western governments are focused on keeping things, on the surface, comfortable for Boomers: that means making sure their property wealth continues to grow, their taxes stay low, and most healthcare spending goes to them. They know the Boomers have at best 10 years to go so the governments are trying to keep the illusion going for that long.
2) The Programme: The Programme is to reduce ALL people to the same economic level. No difference between the West and Third World. That means the Third World comes up a little bit but the West comes down A LOT. Part of the Programme is to force the West to swallow the indigestible gristle that is Third World races and cultures. These are the people who are rioting: it is easier to steal than build legitimate businesses, or take on the hard graft of saving and getting an education. And, because the more of them there are, it is easier to claim discrimination and that more need to be ‘represented’ everywhere, the tension of racial conflict never ends. Most people don’t benefit from this but there are certain sectors that benefit A Lot from this: the military, security industry, lawyers, tech companies that need cheap labour, very rich people.
Once the Boomers are dead in ten years we will enter the New World Order.
Been saying the same thing for years. We are nearing end game.
The USA has been the stumbling block for the OWO crowd. This “pandemic”was a genius move on their part – It allowed them to steal the presidency with Puppet Joe. It has allowed the government to condition the folks to their control. It is also a de-population tool that they Have people begging and lining up for these poison Jabs – brillant.
The only thing we have that other western advanced cultures don’t have is our 2nd Amendment. When the control and die off wakes up the patriots all hell will break loose – Think Marshal Law – interment camps etc – Bloody bad ties are near!
A pretty good analysis, it shows that your thinking. But it’s not just waiting for the Boomers to leave, when Boomers were in their peak years to bear children abortion was discovered to be a Constitutional right. The Boomer generation in turn produced the Bust generation and did not even replace their numbers, not even close. Subsequent generations were also targets, the State and it’s gov’t and officialdom, and a large variety of institutions have maintained a coordinated attack to degrade and ultimately eliminate the traditional nuclear family, A national program began about 10 years ago in the educational systems to truly and purposely indoctrinate children into sexual and identity confusion. Now critical race theory is being taught for one purpose and one purpose only, the destruction of whites. There has been a organized, coordinated, purposeful and concealed campaign for 50 years against Americans, especially against white Americans by homegrown globalists, and secret and quasi-secret institutions. But all this is not enough, huge numbers of fertile 3rd worlders are being brought into the US (and Canada) to finish the job of permanently making us a minority so that it will be impossible for us to influence national policies. For God’s sake, who can’t see this?!?! Wait until the long-term effects of this covid “vaccine” become widely known, one which will be sterility.
Ten years? Wow, you are being generous.
This is just the beginning, it won’t be long now till we look back on what we have now as being the good old days.
And there’s no way to stop it.
Anon, you’re wrong, it can be stopped. Secession would end it. But for some reason many Americans would rather have the boot heel of the government on their necks and see their children kiss their chains than to see states break away. In all of American history the only thing that was able to deal a mortal blow to the centralized and authoritarian government was Secession, it scared the hell out of them. Otherwise, just keep voting and get what you get.
Confederate Bill, look at the big picture. If someone wishes to cull the herd, it is much easier if all those that they want to eliminate are separated from those they wish to keep. Or, is that the point of your post. Clever sheep dog.
This will not end as MOST of these rioters are all tied to organizations paid for by Soros and other libtards leftist scumbags. Unless you cut the head off the snake which dries up the money then it will stop.
Chicago. Nearly 200 expressway shootings this year. Chicago has several expressways, but this is crazy. Last night one of those incidents ended up in my hood. And I’m in a suburb near Chicago. Shooting on exit ramp. Police chase. Crash into a local business front door. Thankfully no innocent people got hurt. The black racist, communist States Attorney, Kim Fox, refuses to prosecute black males. There is only one answer for all of this. Only one way to solve it. And it doesn’t involve voting. Peace and good health be upon you.
The best thing to do is merely leave. This behavior, and on a mass scale, is sustained only because in reality it is being subsidized. In the US, those who require public services the least pay the most in taxes, and those who require public services the most pay the least in taxes. If people want to act and live like 3rd world let them do it, but I don’t want to pay for it.
Which brings in another subject. I am very sure, behind closed doors, the State is trying to concoct extra-Constitutional methods and reasons to limit travel of Americans. It has nothing to do with covid. Covid is merely one of the means used to justify or legitimize it. The State can see the writing on the wall, people of means, ability, and for other reasons have been moving away from many of these 3rd world areas and cities making them financially unsustainable while other areas of the country are thriving.
Many US cities and some states are literally in a state of financial collapse, with people (taxpayers) leaving in droves. When the critical mass of people who subsidize it all has left, entire cities become ghettos. It isn’t because of racism, the blame lies squarely and totally on the gov’t. Until sane and rational policies prevail the situation will only become worse. Even then, it would take a long time to turn around. Fine, continue to blame us, but we don’t have to pay for it.
I don’t blame the protestors who refuse tyrany and the death shot mandates, their governments have already murdered or disabled their people without accountability.
But for the organized thieves here, they can hit any home in the same way when the economy and dollar becomes worthless. There won’t be stores to hit, just homes for food, gas, and certain supplies like ammo and weapons.
Not around here. EVERYBODY is armed. Even my 85 year old neighbor. We watch out for eachother. One way in, one way out. The way out is in a body bag (if we decide to call the “authorities”). Lot’s of farm and ranchland where strangers could get “lost”.
But for the organized thieves here, they can hit any home in the same way when the economy and dollar becomes worthless. There won’t be stores to hit, just homes for food, gas, and certain supplies like ammo and weapons.
But I have more ammo than they do reinforcements…
In this senerio, do you, have enough reinforcements for yourself? It’s great to have an over-abundance of self-protection supplies, but if you only have yourself then you are the choke-point in your protection.
“Way too often, the bad guys are starting to get the upper hand in situations like this.”
Serious shortage of REAL men (ones with balls & guns) in the vicinity, apparently.
“Part of living in a civilized society is being able to trust the government to do the right thing most of the time.”
This was all a set up people. The older generations from the Queens era and before this, caused all this. They didn’t want peace between future generations. They caused injustice, poverty, inequality, bitterness between people and the list goes on and on. The older generations really screwed the younger generations over. We need to abolish the Monarchy, Vatican and all those other evil empires that love to use money etc against us to get what they want. When are WE going to say ‘enough is enough?’ The older generations love seeing war and people fighting over food etc. They love gloating about their riches while the rest of the world starves.
You are clueless.
No I’m not clueless. The older generations left a mess. That’s why there’s inequality, wars, famines etc. And disease. It’s mostly from the old German bastards still hanging on to power and control. And other Europeans. I don’t blame the veterans though. I know my history from what we’re taught in school. Clueless, not!
The Future Is Here, And It Will Be Filled With Endless Looting, Rioting And Civil Unrest