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In the US, we have always had an issue of too many resources with not enough population to exploit them ( until fairly recently when that flip-flopped ). Immigration is no more an issue now than it was a hundred and twenty years ago or two hundred and twenty years ago. It has far more negative effects now that our resources are running down, but culturally it has always been the same. The rich import against the interests of those here to gain profit. Nothing to see here, move along.
One problem with this is that machines/robots/efficiency increases were always profitable ( in the never ending quest to negate the higher prices of labor due to worker shortages in relation to energy and other resources ). Never do anything by hand a machine can do, that has almost always been the motto. So, as a pertinent example, rather than having a Constable On Patrol on every block, getting to know the people and as such being more effective in keeping the peace, you replaced many of them with a single LEO in a patrol car ( a LEO just uniformly enforces the law regardless of the situation, negating the need to know the people and their circumstances ).
Not knowing or caring about the neighbors, the human interactions that are labor heavy no longer needed, you have “robotized” the job to a very large degree ( which is why so much paperwork is needed. A written record to counteract charges of misconduct which are natural with ignorance applied to peacekeeping ). The same is true with the military. Every time you apply more petroleum and more machines ( to include computers ) to replace bodies, you are creating a robot force that works nowhere close to the humans that used to do the job.
This greed and laziness on the part of the rich worked well and good for grandpa, but the current McScrooge in charge is going to get a surprise wake up call one day. There are, simply put, not enough bodies in uniform on the streets. And those that are there are over educated and under experienced ( as far as human interaction and mediation-they are great at firing masses of bullets at anyone threatening their Ah-Thor-I-Ty ). Lone patrolman cruising huge areas beg for ambushes and assassinations. Placing far more infantry into mechanized strategic units places you at the mercy of the oil supply.
Which can easily be interrupted. And since far less infantry are needed, what with all their wonder high capacity weapons carried by mechanized conveyances and super wonderful satellite communications, which are easily disruptable ( at least on a nation state level ), and far less military personnel in general due to more money diverted to worthless but profitable machines so that there is less of a pool of potential infantrymen to place into the breech, you have the same issue militarily as you do with LEO’s. Far less bodies, even if better trained.
Now, does this ring a bell at all? Highly specialized, very costly, low in number knights. Verses masses of peasants with crossbows ( long distance archers were as valuable and highly trained as the knights, and both archers and crossbowmen requiring a vast and costly manufacture infrastructure for projectiles comparable to ammunition today, requiring a more centralized government ). Or, how about the marvelously trained and equipped Germans verses the cannon fodder of Russia or America? How about when very expensive Mercenary crossbowman or Swiss Pikemen made gunpowder weapons economically viable? The point being, an elite unit is usually overcome by masses of the ill trained.
The US putting all its eggs in the basket of robots protecting us is just inviting an attack by peasants. Look at Korea. We still had some of our cannon fodder left over from fighting the Nazi’s, and a whole other order of ill trained and ill equipped much more massive force almost overwhelmed us. Now we have Mandarins in law enforcement and in the military officer corps ( supervising a very limited force of economic conscripts ) who rely extensively on high tech robots to accomplish their tasks.
This situation just BEGS for a counterforce to defeat it. My best guess? The Negro Occupation Troops ( they started out with a centralized unit-Black Panthers-and evolved to guerrilla war when that failed ), rebel guerrilla forces, Jihad sappers, neoliberal youth brigades and foreign intelligence officers will all converge to take advantage of this idiocy. So, hello!, attention LEO’s and soldiers. You are about to be Red Forces screwed. You simply, oh so quite simply, do not have the numbers. And this can happen at any time. Not JUST when the food deliveries falter. The forces in place that assure future food shortages are the only thing necessary to start this Crap Show.
Not that anyone out there understands this dynamic. Certainly not those First To Fight. They only understand weakness and offensive actions. As soon as weakness is detected, the attack begins. How can it be any different, when the guerrillas in our ranks have been involved in asymmetrical warfare for fifty years? Black Ghetto riots are merely equivalent to the VC converging underground in anticipation for an attack. That was the organization and training phases of the enemy getting ready.
Far too many Whites are too busy congratulating themselves on their correct skin pigment and underestimating the enemy because of that hubris. The barbarians have been INSIDE the gate for some time. They only await the first cracks in the imperial power façade. And given how vulnerable we are through imports and trade and economics, it shouldn’t take long for that to occur. It could be something as stupid as the stock market tanking as one counter risk party defaults in the derivatives game ( but you can trust Bitcoin! ).
And once the barbarians attack, the other weakened pillars start to crumble. We’ll cover those tomorrow.
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too true about the police driving quickly past the neighborhoods and not knowing, or caring to know, the people.
all true and depressing.
if we could just see the forest without all these darn trees getting in the way.
once the barbarians are inside it is essentially all over.
french proverb, 'give people a choice between self government and sandwiches, they will take the sandwiches every time.
I'd never heard that proverb before-how very apropos.Delete
Inside the gate? haven't you seen all the walled compounds? the middle ages cities often had MULTIPLE walls dividing the city. Palace Grounds, High City (nobles), Merchant Quarter, Docks, etc, all were divided by walls or other significant barriers that could and were used to divide up the town during civil insurrection or invasion. Same thing exists now with suburbias unreachable except by cars on only a handful of roads, and further subdivided by walled 'neighborhoods'. And as a nation we have our interstates and railroads (*dont get me started on the limits of our water and air transport). that are actually fairly limited and reasonably easily cut off - especially over natural barriers such as rivers and mountains. MT, ND, SD WY east of the rockies make one region, WA OR CA make another region, ID UT CO NV yet another, all of which can be further subdivided. Currently rioters (civil insurrection) end up burning themselves and their neighborhoods out more often than not. I don't expect this to change on a large scale. Since rural areas are resource extracting areas getting out of cities means you move to where people are less likely to become rioters, and much less likely to destroy their own neighborhoods if they do become revolution minded...ReplyDelete
Sure, great points. Yet even self contained destruction reaches out to the hinterlands as inter area trade is halted. Rurals might well be sufficient in food, but little else as far as fuel or tools. The city falling also takes down the surrounding areas from lack of trade.Delete
True, fuel and tools are the big issue. As long as only a few of the cities are falling into chaos, revolution, etc, at a time, though the rural areas can usually just trade with other cities. Still, eventually too many cities will be effected, but hopefully by that time the rural areas will have had a chance to adapt.Delete
I'd imagine east of the Mississippi will do fine adapting back. Other areas are probably too far apart. Hint, cough, Redoubt.Delete