If you haven’t thought about what would happen if mass social upheaval came to your area, it’s a good time to start. From Christ Martenson at peakprosperity.com:
Personal safety & security are quickly becoming more important in this era of growing social rage
Decades of unfairness are now boiling over in the United States in the form of protests, riots, burning buildings and violence.
Minneapolis is on fire – literally – and the unrest has spread to numerous other major cities.
Last year (2019) The Yellow Vest protesters in France dealt with enormous amount of police violence and intimidation as they put life and limb on the line to try and wrest better economic and living conditions for themselves.
The people of Hong Kong are back out in force again now that the Coronavirus threat has abated, seeking greater autonomy and control over their own lives. Last year (2019) Chileans also protested, seeking better wages and living conditions.
While the specific demands of each of these movements are unique, they all share common causes.
Our analysis at Peak Prosperity is this: the days of constant exponential growth on a finite planet are drawing to a close. All of the systems that govern the sharing of resources among humans – political, economic and especially financial – are designed to concentrate, not share, wealth.
Taken together, we have an economic pie that is no longer growing but is subject to a set of laws and financial predation that guarantee the wealthy get more than their fair share of what remains.
This leads to increasingly visible, palpable unfairness.