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    Civil Unrest Is Now The ‘New Normal’ Out There

    Updated: November 18, 2019 at 9:19 pm EST  See Comments

    Originally Published on This Site

    This is getting ridiculous.

    Every few days another country blows up, as their citizens take to the streets with little warning and no apparent interest in a quick settlement. Here’s the first part of the “War…Civil Unrest” section of today’s DollarCollapse.com links list. As you can see, the peasants have grabbed their pitchforks and besieged their betters on four continents over a wide range of issues, which implies that the stated cause in each case is just an excuse.

    The real grievance is the sense that an unresponsive elite is sucking up all the available wealth, leaving the vast majority with (at best) zero upward mobility and at worst a return to the servitude their parents only recently escaped. To test the truth of this, watch what happens when a chastened government caves on the initial issue — and instead of heading back home the protesters ramp it up.

    Who even remembers what pulled France’s Yellow Vests into the streets? The Macron government has spent months apologizing and offering big new spending programs aimed at the protesters’ stated concerns. Yet today’s headline is about water cannons and flipped cars. Hong Kong repealed the law that ignited its riots back in June, yet today the story is protesters shooting police with arrows (!) and Chinese soldiers deploying to help “clean up the streets.” Uh-huh.

    Why is this happening now?

    Because artificially easy money enriches the people who own the stocks, bonds and real estate that rise in value when interest rates go

    The remainder of this article is available in its entirety at HNewsWire

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