Tag Archives: social unrest

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    Episode 021 Part 2

    Walking Away From Mass Psychosis

    Riding out the waves of fear with grace
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 7:03 PM

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    The pandemic may be over, but that doesn’t mean we’re out of the woods.  Alarming patterns of scapegoating like we’re witnessing now are characteristic of psychic epidemics. Tune in to learn about the mechanics of mass psychosis and how to brave the waters.

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    Thumbnail with title social unrest: plan on it! Episode 16 Episode 016 Part 1

    Shocked People Pick the Wrong Targets…

    Plan for growing social unrest
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 6:27 PM

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    Video Description Want to understand why people are fractured into groups and fighting each other?  Here’s why… When social animals are shocked, physically or metaphorically, they tend to focus on nearby and identifiable (but usually the wrong) targets.  The science on this stretches back decades.  Whether intentional or not, these tactics are now being applied…

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    Off The Cuff: Has Society Lost Its Backbone?

    Have we lost the mettle to address adversity when necessary?
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 8:07 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with David Collum to discuss:

    • The looming fiscal & social crises caused by underfunded pensions
    • Is everything in America is now “Too Big To Fail”?
    • Investing for a future of secular inflation
    • The dangers of cancel culture & the “woke” movement

    Never short on strong opinions, Cornell chemist and pontificator extraordinaire Dave Collum joins us this week to opine on a wide spectrum of topics.

    Dave is very concerned about the trajectory America and much of the world is headed, careening down a slope that history shows ends in economic malaise, social discord and currency collapse. As a society, we seem to have lost our backbone; every politician is willing to sacrifice tomorrow’s prosperity for today’s quick fix, and the populace only rewards that can-kicking behavior.

    When everyone is so unwilling to face consequences they are making a devil’s bargain: receiving a carefree today in exchange for a tomorrow filled with much larger problems that refuse to be postpones any longer. Are we ready for that reckoning?

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    2020: The Year Everything Changed

    David Collum's verbal Year In Review synopsis
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 4:24 PM

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    Whether or not you’ve already enjoyed reading David Collum’s encyclopedic Year In Review — a particularly challenging opus this year given the craziness of 2020 — you’re sure to love this live exposition of its highlights.

    Chris sits down here with Dave to dig more deeply into several of the more significant and salacious themes, as well as wander down a few entirely new avenues of thought.

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    Dave Collum: 2020 Year in Review (Part 2)

    Dear God, can 2021 please be better??
    by David Collum

    Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 2:40 PM

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    This is Part 2 to David Collum’s Year In Review (2020) magnum opus.

    If you’ve finished Part 1 already and are ready to read more, we commend your stamina!

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    Suddenly Fear Of Social Unrest Is Everywhere

    So, how can we protect ourselves?
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, August 28, 2020, 8:26 PM

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    In a year that has experienced a global pandemic, Depression-level job losses, a bevy of large-scale natural disasters from wildfires to Cat 4 hurricanes to derechos, the #1 current concern we’re now hearing from our readers isn’t any of these.

    Instead, it’s the danger of social unrest breaking out in their local community.

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    Off The Cuff: Get Your Exit Strategy Ready

    It's time to lessen your dependence on our failing institutions
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 2:35 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

    • Society’s fatal flaws and it’s inability to acknowledge them
    • Reducing your dependence on central institutions is one of the best investments to make today
    • Reclaiming your food production produces valuable health, self-reliance and spiritual returns

    The unrest rippling through society today is awakening more and more of us to the flaws of our current system. The benefits concentrate among too few, and those controlling the system seem happy to commit regular fraud to maintain their power and advantage. More and more of the masses are realizing that the inequity they are experiencing is an intentional feature of the system, not a glitch.

    It is fair? No. Will it continue? Most likely yes, until things collapse from over-exploitation or civil overthrow. The important thing to do now, as Charles lays out, is to focus your frustration on constructive investments that reduce your dependence on our failing institutions…

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    Ideas For Righteous Revolution

    Exploring additional options for positive societal change
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 4:52 PM

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    The current system is not going to willingly change. Those who control it receive too much benefit from the status quo to give up their advantage by choice.

    Therefore, success in changing the status quo lies in making it too painful to continue.

    Which leads to the questions: How can we, the oppressed masses, do that? What agency do we have?

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