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[–]Oof_Too_Humid 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good article. I've never heard of the author--John W. Whitehead. Maybe I'll give a listen to his podcast.

[–]dcjogger[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

The future looks grim.

The government has been taken over by the elites. There is no stopping tyranny now. The 1% will go all the way to start a civil war and launch WWIII while bankrupting and enslaving the whole world.

Americans are stupid cowards and deserve everything coming to them.

Here's what to expect:

Americans will be forced to get a national ID card, passports will be revoked, and domestic travel permits will be required.

http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/opinion/columnists/article_1025699e-c336-5fc8-8afd-00138f350979.html

Every American will be required to submit a DNA sample, give fingerprints, get microchip implants, and be registered in a facial scan database.

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/indiana-to-take-dna-sample-from-every-person-arrested-for/article_c5bb69f0-6d66-5db9-bc2f-3db09d67fccd.html

Internet filters will first be required on all computers, mobile phones will be banned, and then the Internet will be shut down.

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2017/04/06/bill-would-block-access-porn-alabama/100142500/

Free speech and protests will be illegal.

https://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/24/politics/states-anti-protest-legislation/index.html

Reporters will be arrested.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/news/a54993/reporter-arrested-secretary-tom-price/

Government loudspeakers will be installed on street corners to broadcast propaganda.

https://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/22/us/hawaii-nuclear-test-north-korea-attack/index.html

Newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio stations will be closed.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/11/business/business-breaking/trump-threatens-nbc-but-experts-see-no-real-risk-to-licenses/

Churches will be closed.

https://atlantadailyworld.com/2015/11/19/donald-trump-wants-to-shut-all-muslim-mosques/

Books will be burned.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/04/02/dianne-feinstein-says-the-anarchists-cookbook-should-be-removed-from-the-internet/?utm_term=.1d321e576148

All guns will be required to be registered and then banned.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/20/trump-ban-bump-stocks/

Wiretapping will increase.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-signs-bill-renewing-nsas-213144667.html

Neighborhood watch groups will be set up, undercover police will be everywhere, and warrantless home searches will become routine.

https://sports.yahoo.com/news/undercover-investigation-burger-king-turns-181236827.html

Taxes will be raised.

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/politics/southunionstreet/2017/04/11/house-committee-approves-gas-tax-increase/100341786/

Cash will be banned, there will be negative interest rates, bank fees, bail-ins, capital controls, and gold will be outlawed.

http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2016/02/calls_to_kill_100_bill.html

Private property will be banned.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/supreme-court-limits-rights-property-owners-141500280.html

Torture and extra-judicial assassinations will become routine. Government drones and robots will patrol everywhere.

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/cia-watchdog-nominee-says-never-read-torture-report-222740834--politics.html

Lawyers will be arrested.

https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/S-F-public-defender-sues-over-courthouse-arrest-6481826.php

Elections will be canceled, juries will be banned, courts will have show trials, and congress will be eliminated.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/08/10/52-percent-republicans-would-support-postponing-2020-election/555769001/

Americans will be required to wear uniforms and attend study sessions.

Concentration camps will be opened and Americans will be starved and killed.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/11/29/potential_homeland_security_pick_wanted_to_suspend_habeas_corpus_jail_one.html

The US will look like North Korea does today.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/north-korean-defector-sketches-horrors-prison-camps-article-1.1618141

Since everything was illegal in the Soviet Union, Russians just gave up and the USSR collapsed.

Those who fail to learn history will be doomed to repeat it.

http://www.gilmermirror.com/view/full_story/27619777/article-Government-Shutdown-or-Not--the-Police-State-Will-Continue-to-Flourish?

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, this won't happen unless it occurs slowly, over decades (maybe a century). US culture is messed up, but armed riots would occur before the revocation of passports. Just because people want to do stuff doesn't mean they have a hope to actually do it. Especially not with all the crazy people waving guns. (One of the few hypothetical scenarios where that's actually useful for anything!)


Also, it's amusing that you list

Taxes will be raised.

in between

Government loudspeakers will be installed on street corners to broadcast propaganda.

and

Concentration camps will be opened and Americans will be starved and killed.

And you write

Americans are stupid cowards and deserve everything coming to them.

I agree with the "stupid" part, but they are still well within the normal range for humans (i.e. we're all stupid). In addition, accusations of cowardice don't justify book burning and routine torture.

I think you might be just a little out of touch.

[–]dcjogger[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The future looks black.

The US is an immoral bankrupt warmongering police state now.

Society is immoral.

https://detroit.cbslocal.com/2018/11/16/couple-homeless-man-charged-in-gofundme-scam/

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/jussie-smollett-faces-prison-career-ruin-if-he-lied-about-n973531

Science is a fraud.

https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/14/scientists-mistakes-global-warming/

Markets are rigged.

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/class-action-suit-against-barclays-183658336.html

Churches are corrupt.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/02/27/catholic-church-sex-abuse-scandal-cardinal-george-pell-sent-prison/3001880002/

The schools are corrupt.

https://apnews.com/62be3a2e837440f0840c598798e46677

The media tells lies.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/03/christine-blasey-ford-changing-memories-not-credible-kavanaugh-column/1497661002/

Medicine is dangerous.

https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-fentanyl-overdose-deaths-skyrocketing-20190320-story.html

Robots will be taking the jobs soon.

The USA is no longer a democracy. The government and the illegal aliens don't obey the law.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/jimmy-carter-u-s-is-an-oligarchy-with-unlimited-political-bribery-63262/

Clapper lied to Congress and nothing happened.

The IRS targeted conservatives and nothing happened.

Clinton broke the law and nothing happened.

The CIA spied on Congress and nothing happened.

Police kill unarmed Americans with impunity.

The Bill of Rights say Americans have free speech, but free speech is illegal.

The Bill of Rights say Americans have religious freedom, but they have no religious freedom.

The Bill of Rights say Americans have gun rights, but guns are illegal.

The Bill of Rights say Americans have freedom from warrantless searches, but there is NSA wiretapping.

The Bill of Rights say Americans have freedom from seizures, but there is asset forfeiture.

The Bill of Rights say Americans have freedom from torture, but the government tortures.

The government commits crimes, but then arrests those who report them.

https://sports.yahoo.com/snowden-says-prosecuting-nsa-leaker-102549004.html

The government closed the war crimes office.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-administration-closing-war-crimes-190332322.html

The government hides information.

https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trump-deployment-20170330-story.html

The government will invade the Netherlands if the Hague investigates war crimes.

The government will not issue visas to war crime investigators.

https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-us-pompeo-court-visas-20190315-story.html

The US has no human rights, but slams other countries for not having human rights.

https://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/19/opinions/trump-trip-abroad-human-rights-tasini-opinion/index.html

Most everyone under 50 will see the US collapse in their lifetimes.

There is no hope, but do what you can to plan and prepare for the collapse.

https://sportschan.org/s/index.html