Triggers For Revolt: Rising Resource Costs Escalate Odds of Global Unrest

Friday, May 16, 2014
By Paul Martin

Chris Martenson
May 16th, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following analysis provided by Chris Martenson of Peak Prosperity delves into the issue of why and when a population snaps. As noted by Chris, there are numerous factors that can drive people to finally hit a breaking point. When that happens, whether it be because of rising food prices or lack of access to essential goods like gas or water because they are no longer attainable by the majority, all bets are off. Panic often grips the populace and violent confrontation usually ensues, oftentimes with the dissolution of the existing system of governance, law and order. If you want to understand the trigger events for revolt and when that might happen in the United States, we need only look to history to see what it took for similar events to play out in other countries. The information provided by Chris is, as always, concise and extremely informative in helping us to identify the signs that something serious is about to take place. There’s a reason our government and others around the world are integrating military assets with local police forces and arming up. They’re looking at the same data points Chris highlights here and they know that the time will soon be upon us.

Rising Resource Costs Escalate Odds of Global Unrest
By Chris Martenson

As we observe the growing unrest in Ukraine, there is the usual rush to ascribe a cause. Was it meddling by the West? Russia? Was it corruption by prior leaders? Simmering resentments that stretch back centuries that finally erupted?

The answers to these questions apply to Ukraine as well as to many other countries. Which is why having an accurate framework, a clear ‘lens’ for seeing what is actually transpiring, will prove far more useful to you than 99% of what you will hear on the nightly news.

In response to my recent report on the devolution of events in Ukraine, a veteran reader asked:

Which snowflake causes the avalanche?

Why are the people in Ukraine are angry enough to start a civil war, while the people in Greece are upset but ultimately willing to go along with years of Troika diktat in order to save the German and French banks? In other words: why was the avalanche in Ukraine so ready to happen?

Martin Armstrong attributes the high degree of Ukraine unrest to the populace crossing its tolerance level for corruption, after years of rising discontent. Is it that straightforward?

How about the Arab Spring: Do we blame the policewoman who slapped that fruit seller in Tunisia? Or Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communication among the populace in a manner outside of the control of the State?

Was it any of these reasons? All of them? Perhaps some others, too?

The Rest…HERE

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