In recent years riots became more and more common place in the us and plenty of countries around Europe. Folks are angry, be it over a race killing, the falling economy, corrupt officials or simply mindless opportunistic youngsters who are massively susceptible to the mob mentality.
As a prepper, you need to have seen this. From the riots in Ferguson, to those in the streets of the United Kingdom that started off in the capital London and sprung up in cities across the country. Then there was Katrina and after all the devastation that it brought with it, home owners still had to encounter looters.
Millions of bucks in damages, businesses ruined, people hurt and killed and all for what? To stand up against injustice? No, to take the opportunity to do as they pleased without fear of repercussions.
These people don’t seem to be protesting peacefully. They see that the law cannot management an outsized angry mob and choose that the law not applies to them.
The media also plays a large part in these riots, I mean what good can it possibly do to state live on air that “angry mobs are expected if X does/doesn’t happen…”
What this causes is for these mindless criminals to suppose “Hey, perhaps I should be angry. We should go out there and show them we’re angry”.
So they do, and what ensues could be a mixture of violence, robbery, looting, arson attacks and physical bodily damage to whomever stands …