9 Sivan 5775
When it's already too late to relocate to safer environs, all that is left to do is to prepare to shelter in place. Acknowledging the dangers and making preparations in advance will increase your chances of survival.
Here is some good advice...
Prepare Your Homes And Neighborhoods For The Violence That Is Going To Sweep America
By Michael Snyder, on May 26th, 2015
The thin veneer of civilization that we all take for granted on a daily basis is beginning to disappear, and a new era of chaos and anarchy is coming to our cities. ...What we have seen up until now is just the warm up act. The main event is still to come.
...For those that cannot move, you are just going to have to get prepared right where you are. That means making your home and your family as unattractive a target to potential criminals as you possibly can. The goal should be to avoid a violent confrontation if at all possible. So you will want multiple layers of security between you and those that would potentially harm you and your family. You want to try to deter the bad guys from ever coming on to your property in the first place, but if they do come, you need to be ready to deal with them.
At the moment, we are still in the midst of relatively stable economic times. But even in these relatively stable times, violence is escalating. Just consider what happened in Baltimore over the recent holiday weekend. A grand total of 29 people were shot…
Overall, this past month has been the deadliest month for Baltimore in 15 years.
Things are even worse in the city of Chicago. Over this past weekend, 55 people got shot…
Urban unrest expert Dr. Max Herman says that the United States is on the “cusp” of a wave of domestic disorder and that the country will see more race riots.
Herman, Assistant Professor of Sociology at New Jersey City University, told the New Republic’s Joel Gillin that the economic downturn, in addition to incidents of police brutality, have provided fertile conditions for civil unrest.
He sees the re-emergence of a 60’s-style “protest ideology” amongst black communities which will lead to more disorder.
“It’s very clear from studying history that these things tend to run in cycles,” said Herman, adding, “I think we are at the cusp of another cycle.”Author Chris Hedges is saying similar things. The following comes from a recent article about him in the National Post…
The United States is primed for a rebellion. So argues Chris Hedges in his new book, Wages of Rebellion, in which the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and polemicist examines revolts from 1700s to the ending of apartheid in South Africa, as well as the “sublime madness” that drives the people at the centre of such rebellions....when violence starts sweeping this nation, don’t count on the government to come in and rescue you. After watching what happened in Ferguson and in Baltimore, you should know better than that by now.
...I didn’t write it as a warning or a prediction. I wrote it more as an assessment. I covered disintegrating societies like Yugoslavia. I know how they break down; I know what the warning signs are, so it’s familiar. I don’t think at this point there’s much dispute. Even just the financial indicators in terms of wealth disparity and chronic unemployment. The fact that Congress has a nine-per-cent approval rating. Where I’m coming from, the book is an attempt to explain where we are in this particular historical period.
It is time for the American people to prepare their own homes and their own neighborhoods for the chaos and the violence that is coming.
For the moment, things are still relatively stable so we have a little bit of time to prepare, but it won’t last for long.
Read the whole thing here.
If American citizens are being advised to prepare, how much more so the Jewish communities! Find out what your local Jewish leaders, rabbis, synagogues and Jewish centers have planned as a contingency when the worst happens.
I'm expecting Tamuz - Av - Elul to be very volatile.