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Surviving the riots

We all know there will be plenty of repeats of what happened here in Charlotte this week, particularly once Trump vanquishes Sick Hillary and sends the Clinton Crime Syndicate staggering off into the sunset for good. Vox posts a practical guide to escaping them intact, from Peter Grant.

You need to have a plan, at the first sign of such troubles, to get away from the riots before they get out of control. Make arrangements with family and friends, have bug-out bags and vehicles and plans in place (including sufficient fuel to get out of trouble without having to stop at a gas station, because they’ll be magnets for looters). Don’t wait until it’s too late. Far better to get clear of potential trouble, then return if the trouble doesn’t materialize, rather than wait until you’re sure there’s trouble, but not leave yourself enough space and time to get away from it.

That’s likely to be difficult once riots become established. A standard police tactic is to isolate the violence, establishing a perimeter to prevent it spreading. Police will wait at that perimeter until they can see the unrest ebbing, then move inward once again to re-establish control. That works for them, and helps to minimize casualties caused by them (and the political fallout from such casualties)…but it won’t help you if you’re trapped inside that perimeter. The rioters will be all around you, and you won’t be able to avoid them. That’s not a good place to be.

It sure ain’t. Vox follows up with a personal experience:

Peter is right about how easy it is to be taken by surprise, though. We were in Rome walking through the streets in a nearly empty quarter one day when we heard a dull roar. It was hard to tell what it was, or exactly from what direction it was coming. I was curious, since it could have been anything from immigrants to ultras, so my friend and I had the women and children stay back while we went to see what was going on. It kept getting louder, but there was nothing to see until we turned a corner to encounter a large mass of several hundred dark-skinned people who looked like Bangladeshis or Sri Lankans. They were loudly demonstrating against deportations or the lack of work permits or something, and while it wasn’t even remotely dangerous, I won’t forget the shock of suddenly encountering such a loud and overpowering mass of humanity without much in the way of warning besides that dull roar.

And I can attest that having a handgun wouldn’t have accomplished a damn thing. Frankly, a belt-fed .50 caliber might not have been enough without a minefield.

God might sort ’em out eventually, but you’re not likely to be able to kill ’em all yourself.

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4 thoughts on “Surviving the riots

  1. You probably will NOT be able to “kill ’em all yourself“, but in that group there will be some leaders. If you can identify and kill THEM, the rest will get the message. Of course, 20 or 30 rounds is a good start. Ten magazines of same is even better.

  2. 20 rounds might stop a small group of paid protestors. It won’t even dent an actual mob in full fury.

  3. I’m sorry but there’s no chance Trump can win, as much as I would like to see it and think it is the only thing which delay our inevitable slide.
    The reason I say this is that in looking at the electoral college demographics, there is no chance he can “flip” enough states to win the E.C. vote. Granted it is entirely likely he will win the popular vote, but ask Pres. Gore how much that matters. The numbers don’t lie, and no matter how many votes he gets or states he wins, the power of the CA, NY, PA, IL,VA, MN, OR, WA and the handful of New England states is insurmountable. It doesn’t matter if Trump wins OH, FL, NC, TX and the south/midwest. Be prepared for what I truly fear is an inevitability.

  4. As a nation, we aren’t even pretending that we’ll be here for the long haul anymore. Unsupportable debt, rule-of-law (i can’t even), national defense, border enforcement, civic education, you name it…

    Nobody’s trying to put the work in that would be necessary to even maintain the edifice. Trump may pull off a stay-of-execution, but there’s no telling if enough of us give enough of a damn to continue a functional civilization. The dems are willing to force the rest of us into South Africa style decline just to try to win elections one more time. What does that portend?

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