Tag Archives: social unrest

  • Blog
    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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  • Insider

    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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  • Podcast

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Insider

    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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  • Blog

    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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  • Blog

    As The World Burns

    Personal safety & security are quickly becoming more important in this era of growing social rage
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 29, 2020, 6:35 PM

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    I wish I believed that the worst of the social unrest was behind us. I don’t. Given the deeply unfair actions of the Federal Reserve and the total lack of any pushback from the media, I anticipate growing social unrest for many years to come.

    Which means it’s time for you to more seriously consider your approach to personal security, especially if you live in or near a city. I certainly am.

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  • Podcast

    Neil Howe: Expect Creative Destruction In This Fourth Turning

    We're entering the era when a new order violently replaces the old
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 24, 2020, 5:11 PM

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    Fourth turnings are characterized by a growing demand for social order, yet supply of it remains weak. The emergence of the surveillance state, a perpetual war machine, increased intervention in failing markets by the central planners, greater government control of critical systems like health care and the Internet — all of these are classic fourth turning signs of the desperation authorities exert as they lose control.

    History shows time and time again that such overreach ends in rejection of the current order, usually via violent revolution.

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