This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
This week it was Kenosha, Wisconsin and next week it will probably be somewhere else. Yet another senseless police shooting was followed by more rioting, looting, and violence.
Of course rioting, looting and violence have basically become a nightly occurrence in America at this point anyway. The protests never seem to end in some cities, and crime rates are absolutely skyrocketing all over the country. Much of what is written about all of this chaos is focused on trying to pin the blame on someone, but even if we correctly identify who is to blame, will that actually stop the violence? I don’t believe that it would. In fact, I don’t think that anything is going to stop the violence any time soon.
I just feel so sad today. We are literally watching the meltdown of our society, and that process is going to continue no matter what happens in November. I have never seen so much anger in America, and the frightening thing is that the level of anger seems to just keep growing.
I wish that we could learn to truly forgive one another, love one another and come together as a society. For years I have been telling my readers that civil unrest like this was coming, and there is an entire chapter in my new book entitled “Civil Unrest and Martial Law”. So many of the things that myself and others have been warning about are now playing out right in front of our eyes, but there is absolutely no joy in being correct. There is only sadness. I love the United States of America and what I see happening to our nation grieves me very deeply.
Whenever I write articles about our need to love one another, those articles tend not to get much attention at all. In America today, we would much rather hate our enemies than love them. The corporate media has trained us to hate those “on the other side”, and they have done that job very well. They have been stirring the pot for years, and now much of the population has been perfectly primed to explode.
In such an environment, it was inevitable that there would eventually be eruptions of violence. On Sunday night, it was Kenosha’s turn…
Armed rioters shut down streets in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday night as the city fell into chaos after a police-involved shooting earlier in the evening.
A large group of rioters – including at least two armed rioters – blocked a police armored car from proceeding down a street. After a standoff, the police began throwing tear gas canisters from the top of the vehicle to disperse the crowd. Moments later, gunshots rang out after one of the protesters appeared to open fire.
The police shooting that caused these riots only happened a few hours earlier.
That means that some of these rioters were already armed and were ready to cause chaos on very little notice.
And it seems that these sorts of riots are almost always accompanied by widespread looting…
The violence quickly spread and eventually large mobs began looting shops and stores throughout the city.
Later in the night, vehicles at several car dealerships were set ablaze. Including one at a dealership next to a church which displayed a Black Lives Matter sign.
And just like in so many other cities, police officers in Kenosha quickly became targets. In fact, it was reported that one officer was actually knocked down with a brick.
Protesters were promising to come back Monday night, but Governor Tony Evers called out the National Guard in a desperate attempt to keep that from happening…
In a bid to stave off another night of chaos, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said 125 members of the National Guard would be in Kenosha on Monday night with responsibility for ‘guarding infrastructure and making sure our firefighters and others involved are protected.’
The Kenosha Police Department declared a state-of-emergency curfew for Monday night beginning at 8pm until 7am the following morning, according to a post on the police department’s Twitter feed.
Meanwhile, we witnessed yet another senseless riot in Portland on Sunday night…
A tumultuous weekend in Portland ended late Sunday night with Portland Police declaring a riot outside of the bureau’s North Precinct.
Police said they made 23 arrests over the course of the night on various charges like interfering with a peace officer and rioting.
During the riot, protesters were literally hurling anything that they could find at the police…
Demonstrators lit dumpsters on fire, and threw fireworks, rocks, and “sharp chunks of ceramic” at officers, police said.
Just after 10:30 p.m., police declared the gathering an unlawful assembly.
Sadly, a similar scene unfolded in Denver just the night before…
Dozens of armed Black Lives Matter anarchists descended on the Denver Police Headquarters and damaged buildings, set fires and shot fireworks at cops.
The mob, consisting of between 50 to 75 demonstrators, were said to be wielding numerous weapons — from axes to guns — during the incident.
Of course the riot in Denver didn’t even make many headlines around the nation because this sort of thing has become so commonplace in our major cities at this point.
We have basically entered a period of semi-permanent civil unrest.
And now that lawlessness has been unleashed in our streets, new eruptions of violence will be easily sparked with each new incident that comes along.
I am particularly concerned about this upcoming election season. It is easy to imagine quite a few scenarios which would unleash widespread rage and fury.
I just wish that things could be different.
Americans should not be fighting other Americans in the streets, and it deeply grieves me whenever I see it happening.
If everyone simply treated others the way that they would like to be treated, we wouldn’t see senseless police shootings and there wouldn’t be rioting and looting in our streets.
Unfortunately, the very basic values that this nation was founded upon were rejected by our society long ago, and now we are paying a very great price for that choice.
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Not a senseless shooting. Reports are that he had a knife in his hand that he chose not to drop when told to. He also has a history of pulling guns on people, Had an outstanding arrest warrant for sexual assault. Truly a pillar of the community. His father should have taught him not to resist police, to fight it out in court later. We should not leap to conclusions until all the facts are known.
The author is an idiot. Senseless shooting? The bad guy was armed with a large curved knife. He told the police that he was going to get his gun out of his car and shoot them. When he wouldn’t stop and he reached into the car, they had no choice but to shoot him. The pics are located on secondcitycop.bog.
And while I’m on the subject: George Floyd was NOT killed by the Minneapolis PD. The jerk died of an overdose. He had triple the fatal amount of fentanyl in his system and meth. It took the ambulance 8 minutes to get there. As adults, you have to realize that the MSM does edit tapes to fit their narrative.
Then, there is no reason to believe any of the details, in this victimhood narrative, whether for or against him, nor to believe any alternative embellishments, which we cannot falsify for for ourselves or use in any constructive context.
No one personally involved has anything palpable, tangible, literal, to offer you or I.
Darth, there is no reason to believe any of the details? I was stating actual facts. There is video of the criminal in Kenosha carrying the knife. In Minneapolis there is the coroners report that proved Floyd OD’d. I do not believe anything. I think. I use objective logic.
The drug test and backstory behind the knife cannot be falsified in a political atmosphere of crisis actors.
But, I would suggest that you have lost, at the point when you have become dirty, or even had to raise your voice.
And three scum bag rioters where shot and two died and one suffered a nasty arm wound. and the rioters called for the very same police they want to defund. The cops did everyone a service shooting the knife wielding idiot. made the world a better safer place.
Michael Snyder, quit equating “feelings” with “thinking”. They should not hold equal sway on your decisions & analysis.
The Kenosha target brought the results upon himself. COMPLETE DISREGARD for lawful orders by the police will necessarily bring the same result to any of us. From an officer’s perspective: 1) failure to STOP, 2) opening & possibly acquiring a firearm or other weapon behind a car door, & 3) belligerent behavior constitutes a DANGER to our police. You may not like the police but you damn sure better follow LAWFUL ORDERS. We hire police as a society to deal with problems. It is reasonable for society to expect compliance to lawful orders. The TEMPER TANTRUM CROWD of DEMONRATS cannot think and want to destroy our country.
“My name is Nick Sandmann. I’m the teenager who was defamed by the media after an encounter with a group of protestors on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last year.”
With all due respect to Nick Sandmann not being infanticidal, and being quasi-conservative, and wanting to have civic pride, this situation is in large part Lincoln’s fault, who committed war crimes against white traditionalists. His cabinet then inflicted radical Reconstruction, an extremist version of affirmative action.
There was absolutely zero chance of a pro-gay, pro-minority, pro-womyn’s-lib administration, from the party of Lincoln, restoring the social contract to the masculinst WASP.
What if I flatly, calmly, politely disbelieve in Marxian crises as a means of development, and simply leave you to suffer from your own, self-inflicted wounds — avoiding direct interaction with radicalized people as much as humanly possible, without myself personally becoming embroiled.
If anyone is following me, I say, quit getting sucked in. You were never a party to nationalized chain franchises. Let their own poster children re-wild it and go hungry.
I have seen deer, pheasants, rabbits, running through parts of our former, industrial sector. The East Bloc cannot function without any turnkeys. Circle the wagons, and go Gault. Live a clean, dignified, cultured existence, in the Land of the Lost, if you’re not caught-up, first.
The first example of a top hat, in public, had supposedly caused a riot. The cotton gin had supposedly caused more slavery. Any intellectual property you create for civilization is going to be unnerving to the point of some savage blowing a fuse. We do not technically have to be hungry, bored, ignorant, horny, or in pain, at this point in human development, yet the 97% is still operating under a Freudian death drive.
Are you evacuating? I see Beaumont is pretty much ground zero.
I will be taking a break from this, towards the end of the month, in keeping with my own advice.
Take it or leave it.
My cable box will have been trashed, well ahead of election season.
Provocateurs will have been blocked from my browser.
But, most smart people would have to decompress, in unison.
Really Michael! Another senseless shooting? How many violent felons have you arrested? That’s right Michael, NONE.
This is what can happen when a violent felon is allowed to reach back into his car.
Watch it three times Michael and let it sink in.
I have no doubt that the thinking American public will give trump a second term. if Not I and my family are out of here – there is no hope.
I only pray that the American people vote to give the president the House. Can you imagine what we can accomplish with Trump and the congress.
Wake up America – Please
OK…but they didn’t get much accomplished when they DID have the whole Congress a couple years ago, remember?
Couldn’t even repeal the ACA…cuz McCain.
Michael Snyder, as a Marine Corps veteran I look at cases like this from a TACTICAL perspective. Society uses police to deal with problems. Society has a reasonable expectation that people will follow LAWFULL ORDERS from those police. Fleeing behind a car door while disregarding lawful orders places our police officers in a potentially DANGEROUS position. Police are trained to avoid these situations. In this case, the suspect produced this situation. The police are obliged to immediately STOP this situation. Time after time, the scofflaws of society bring this situation upon themselves. QUIT BLAMING THE POLICE !!