A lot has been going around the web about the riot, not-so-affectionately nicknamed the “Battle of Berkeley”. The short summary is that over the weekend, left wing extremists showed up at a free speech rally held by mostly right wingers with the intent of shutting them down. In doing so would have been the third time in three months going back to the UC Berkeley riots in January. This time, the right wingers got fed up and fought back. What does this mean for politics and life as a whole though, not only in Berkeley, but the rest of the country as well.
In US Politics now a days, the “enemy of my enemy” philosophy seems king. But isn’t this a dangerous thought? Should a conservative support something just because liberals dislike it? Or vice versa? The short answer is absolutely not! In U.S. politics though, this seems to be the norm. If POTUS says something that upsets liberals, conservatives jump on board blindly. On the flip side, liberals, no matter how good of an idea, vigorously attack it! But why is this dangerous, or better yet, a cause for concern?
It’s undeniable that the American political landscape is becoming more and more hostile. As a conflict of ideas turns to a conflict of fists, a lot of us are sitting here wondering, what’s next? Are we really heading down a path where our political camps turn into armed camps?
Democracy historically has a death cycle it goes through on it’s way to oblivion. This has been demonstrated repeatedly by numerous political philosophers. It is no different with American democracy. We are currently moving from a state of great abundance to a state of great dependence. This should scare every american, because from here, the cycle only accelerates.
Russia is easily the United States longest continuous adversary. According to a Reuters article, there is evidence to suggest Russia may be attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. But what would they be trying to accomplish?
We recently wrote an article about how civil unrest is threatening the country. In that article, we mentioned the upcoming election and a few of our readers wanted an elaboration. The 2016 election is one of the most heated in anyone’s memory. Both sides are deeply entrenched in their ideologies so much so that it may not end at the election. On one side, supporters begging for a reduction in the size of the federal government and a balanced budget. While the other is determined to see equality reign and empower the government to deliver it however they see fit. So could this election really lead to a much deeper divide in the United States?
One need not look further than the evening news to see that civil unrest is alive and well in the US. Protesters blocking highways, rioters burning down neighborhoods, it’s happening, It’s not a prediction, it’s not a “the sky is falling” omen, it’s happening. A lot of us in the prepper community were preparing for this years ago but got the same chicken little response. From here, the only prediction that can be made is not if it will happen, but rather how bad will it get.
Things between the US and Russia haven’t been this bad in a while, but what does the prospect of a US-Russian conflict mean for us preppers? Now might be good a time as any to double check those bug out bags and top off the stockpile. Let’s take a look at what the tensions between the US and Russia might mean for us and how we can best prepare for an escalation.