Sunday, February 20, 2011

Unrest as people of other countries attempt to follow Egypt's example

Don't think for a minute that every world leader isn't nervous right now. The ripple effect could cause change all over the planet. Revolution is in the air.  Too many people need food and jobs, too few people have most of the money and power.
In a sign of the growing U.S. concern about the Middle East, Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, began a weeklong trip to the region Sunday for talks with U.S. allies, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Capt. John Kirby, his spokesman, said in a statement that Mullen would be meeting with military and civilian officials throughout the region.

Mullen, the top-ranking U.S. military officer, "will be interested to gain the perspectives of leaders here about the protests movements" and will "make clear his desire to see peaceful protests be allowed to continue without any threats or violence from any quarter." ... - latimes

Mullen is smart enough to know that the way to retain control of a population after a certain point is to make them believe they have been given what they want.  People want to see someone step down, but if done right, these countries could become like the US where we have vote fraud and rigged elections that fool the majority of people into believing they are in control.

We got rid of Bush, but look at the result ... Obama's campaign promises I cared about the most have not been fulfilled: Guantanamo is still open, and we are still at war with Iraq. The war and the housing bubble (criminal activity by banks) is why our country is going broke.

To control the people, you first control the media. Propagandize the smaller brains into believing they need and want what you want.  Tell people, for example, that we must spend billions fighting "terrorists" when auto accidents are far more deadly. Meanwhile, it is the passable margin of support of the war by fearful gullible citizens and the lack of effective outrage at the bailouts are why Americans all losing their jobs.

Unemployment is reaching 10% nationwide in the US in 2011.

And the number of people in prison is increasing as desperation spreads.
... figures provided by US states show that 1.7 million people will be behind bars in 2011, a 13 percent increase that is three times the growth rate of the US population, the study said... -

I'm playing an iPhone game right now called iMobster and to advance in the mob, you have to do all kinds of crimes, starting with shoplifting, mugging, breaking and entering, and moving up to prison breaks and infiltrating other mobs.  The game  makes you juggle your resources to achieve goals. What can you do with what you have to get to the next level? What protection do you have? What do you have in the bank? Do you have a vehicle?

It isn't just the Middle East: Unrest is hitting Libya, Iran, Yemen, Morocco, Oman, Kuwait, Algeria and Djibouti over the weekend. People are taking to the streets demanding political and economic change, but our time will come.

I know several people with no car who can't get a job because they don't have a car and they can't get a car because they have no job. I bought a car for one person in this situation.

Our system is broken.


Cheng said...

Are you seriously suggesting the US is heading for revolution?
I don't know what percentage of the population is required to be sufficiently disgruntled for a revolution to start, but I'm guessing the USA is a long way from that.

If your buying cars for people, can I add my name to the list?

Xeno said...

No, I agree with you. Very low chance of a people's revolution here since we are fat, lazy, tricked into thinking we already run our country and because we are heavily medicated with fluoride. Still, I predict some shake ups or crack downs or fake ups when enough people wake up. Something has to give.

Don't you already have a car?

Setsuka said...

I expect this to continue into next year and get worse. Not because it's 2012, but because of everything that's happening-- not just internationally or even nationally.

Not too long ago, my area had its natural gas cut off (in the middle of winter) because we were apparently the least populated area in the state. That made a lot of people angry, as it started on one of the coldest nights we've had for a long time. There are rumors that the company knew 12-24 hours before they cut it off-- more anger, since we were told at the time that it was sudden and a surprise.

I'm not looking forward to this, but hey. It's gonna happen, right? (Whatever "it" is....)All sorts of things are happening, and (I think) will continue happening.

To me, this is the time to store up-- water, food, etc. When the gas went out, people were flooding the markets that were still open. I don't want to be part of that again, even though most of the panicked people were gone by the time we arrived at the store.

Good day. :-)

Xeno said...

Good advice to have food and water on hand, including pre-cooked dried foods in case you have no way to cook. Nuts work well. You can live on trail mix of the right kind for a few days, but you'll get sick of it and want variety even when your stomach is full.

Cheng said...

Yeah, democracy is a bit of an illusion. There will be some demonstrations and a bit of violence, maybe even a few deaths. Some politicians will stand down and then it'll pass as it always does.
The power monkeys will still hold the reigns and it'll be giddyup to the next financial disaster.

I do have a car, but one for weekends would be nice.

Xeno said...

Yes, a lot of time and money has been spent figuring out how to run this protection racquet.

And sure, I'll have my people send round a little weekend sportster, something Italian. Favorite color?

Cheng said...

Wall Street Green please!

Pyrodin said...

Hmmm...Xeno, I dunno I can see how we are sedated by fluoride and Pharma, but what happens when the water is off and the trucks don't run out the meds anymore or they are too expensive to even buy when they are available. I think as long as people have their "bread and circuses" we will not see any sort of a revolution, but I also think people are kind like a caged, drugged, and well fed animal, safe now, but with the cage, drugs, food removed.....ignorant, propagandized, jobless stooges coming down off their meds, running around with no idea of whats really going on could cause all kinds of hell.