Yesterday I put up a video clip of Ken Hackathorn. I titled it "Staying alive in today's urban crime and unrest". It wasn't comforting viewing, to put it mildly.
Civil War is not yet obvious to everyone. My estimate is civil war is not obvious to most Americans yet. This crime uptick is exactly and specifically one of the symptoms I have long warned about.
In context of current global and national situation, this crime wave is a symptom of something more intense, beyond crime. The economy is collapsing. Supply chains terribly disrupted. Fuel and fertilizer prices increasing. None of these trends have reversed, or even leveled.
During all these, somewhere around 2 million 'migrants' have crossed our border. Nobody knows the true number. It's big. I have personally witnessed many.
As food prices skyrocket and shortages increase, crime will explode. Vigilantism will follow.
Another symptom will be REAL neighborhood watches, such as armed men setting up checkpoints. Rich people hiring actual militias.
Road blockages followed by mass murders and robberies targeting trapped passengers. This all is 'normal' in these situations. States with vibrant 2nd Amendment laws such as Texas and Florida likely will suffer far less outside of particularly dangerous areas. California and all the defenseless States will be perfect places for criminal migration.
Smart criminals with foresight who wish to strike their fortunes in the Great Blue Gold-Rush of 2022, will abandon testosterone States like Texas and Idaho, migrating to weaker soy States such as California, New York, and Massachusetts.
There's more at the link.
He's not alone in his forecast. Effectively, "blue" states and cities - those controlled by Democrats - have given free rein to the criminals infesting their streets. Politically correct prosecutors are soft on crime; police are "defunded", if not actively ordered not to interfere; those who try to defend themselves and their property are demonized, if not actively retaliated against by the so-called "justice" system; and, as Yeats would put it, "Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world".
Sundance calls it "the Safari Rules".
An inevitable evolution now takes place as rampant crime, violence and anarchy take over the municipal regions controlled by leftists and Democrats. What is described, in the video excerpt from ABC news in Maryland, is what we have described as the “Safari Rules.”
As stunning as it may seem at first glance, the media are informing the public on how to behave when entering any area were Democrats are in charge of civil society. It is important not to accept this new normal; instead think about this broadcast in the larger picture of what it represents. The media no longer question if you will be attacked; the media are now advising us on how to mitigate our pending attack. The attack itself is a foregone conclusion.
In essence, the underlying elements of the Safari Principle narrative begin with a pretense that victims of the mob, any mob or individual predator, have no one except themselves to blame because they did not follow the rules of the safari. When in the proximity of any person, event or situation that is engaged in an unlawful act supported by the political left, you are not permitted to exit your vehicle or engage in activity that will lead to your targeting.
If you enter their “space to destroy“, you are to blame for your own outcome. The safari narrative includes catch phrases like “he/she should not have gotten out of the car,” and “she/he shouldn’t have traveled to (fill_in_blank)”, or “he/she should have known better when…“, etc.
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None of this is accidental, this massive crime wave is an outcome of ideology. However, and this is the important part to emphasize, unlike previous times when this cycle of violence took place – this time there is no capacity to reverse course. There are no police or law enforcement left in these regions with the motivation or support to save you.
If you can leave, get out. If you cannot leave, at least arm yourself while you still can.
Again, more at the link.
I have a number of friends and acquaintances in "deep blue" cities and states who shake their heads at such "alarmist" reporting. In so many words, they all say "It's not that bad where I live. That's the other side of town. We're safe here." I don't know what makes them think that the criminals on the other side of town can't very easily take a drive to their neighborhood whenever the fancy takes them. (Vox Day points to a good example.) Some cities are now so terrorized by crime that their citizens appear to have decided to roll over and play dead. Seattle is a good example. So is Portland. So is Minneapolis. A certain (high) level of crime is acceptable in the city, so long as it doesn't become personal - so long as it doesn't affect them.
I can't help but agree with Mr. Yon. All too often, a breakdown in law and order is a precursor to full-blown civil war. I've also seen how the police and security services first stop trying to prevent the breakdown (out of sheer self-preservation), and then become part of the problem themselves, because if everybody else is getting away with it, why shouldn't they? That hasn't happened in this country to any great extent yet, but I won't be surprised if it does, in due course. It's happened almost everywhere else I've seen that progression. (It may already have happened in Minneapolis.)
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If you live in or near a "blue city" or "blue state", do yourself a favor and get the hell out of there before it's too late. If you can't, for whatever reason, then prepare yourself, your family, your home and your neighborhood to defend what's yours, because the time is, repeat, is coming when you'll have to do so. What's more, it'll be very hard to do so on your own, because the enemy will probably have the strength of numbers, and will act with a ruthlessness and callousness that will shock you. You'll probably need the support of family, neighbors and friends to withstand it.
Finally, go back and re-read my warnings from last year: "Self-defense under a justice system that's no longer on your side" and its follow-up article. They apply now more than ever.