Troops?

It’s not a totally absurd notion. When people lose their livelihoods and their homes, and see the investment bankers who brought this upon us continuing to reap fat bonuses after receiving taxpayer-funded handouts of unprecedented size, there’s no telling where their emotions might lead them. Expect to see more articles like this in early 2009, as people begin to realize exactly what’s at stake here. The troops are standing by. Those giving the order for them to do so know what’s coming down the road.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 12 Comments

Glad to see you are catching up Richard. I can sense that your discourse is changing more and more since you see signs and proofs in the news about what’s coming up.

Remember how not so long ago, I was ridiculed because I was referring to some Army War College reports? ;)

December 30, 2008 @ 11:38 pm | Comment

Go back in the blog to where i first referenced Danny Schechter, Bao, and you will see I brought up the idea that we may soon see troops in American cities. To many that seems nuts, because it’s so unprecedented. but when you think about it makes total sense at a time when when people are angry and desperate and feel they owe nothing to the system that screwed them over. A perfect storm.

December 31, 2008 @ 12:12 am | Comment

The first circle is complete then… Yesterday, Mr. Schechter actually posted one of my private email exchange with him on his blog, about the economic war scenario and China.

I actually ended up sending him an email, asking him to remove some more private details, to no end. I guess I’ll live with it and accept the fact that once you put something on the grid, it stays there forever, whatever the consequences might be.

Internet 1, Bao 0

What do you think about my 2009 predictions? :P

December 31, 2008 @ 12:21 am | Comment

Not absurd at all. I stumbled across this back in September and linked to it elsewhere, but most people thought it was totally inconceivable. (not sure why given how much the Bush admin has already trampled on the Constitution.) Hard times ahead.

December 31, 2008 @ 12:41 am | Comment

Is this site blocked in the US?

I can’t access it with my VPN. I will try later without it.

Anyways, with all the weird Internet anomalies I had since a couple of years, I’m about to give up on that.

December 31, 2008 @ 1:06 am | Comment

I dunno where you are from gswafford, but this site is clearly blocked from China and the US.

December 31, 2008 @ 1:40 am | Comment

Or maybe just for me, after my last comment, magically, it’s now working.

I tried with and without a VPN, and got all the time: Connection reset.

Anyways, enough with all this, talk about getting paranoid.

December 31, 2008 @ 1:43 am | Comment

No Bao, it’s not blocked in the US.

December 31, 2008 @ 3:17 am | Comment

It is just blocked for Bao….

December 31, 2008 @ 4:03 am | Comment

It will be a great irony that the financial crisis will eventually cause greater “mass incidents” in the US than in CH.

I think some CH bloggers would really enjoy it ;-)

December 31, 2008 @ 4:10 am | Comment

It will be a great irony that the financial crisis will eventually cause greater “mass incidents” in the US than in CH.

If it causes more “incidents” in the US, but we probably won’t know because China isn’t always exactly forthcoming with its statistics.

December 31, 2008 @ 5:19 am | Comment

“…we probably won’t know because China isn’t always exactly forthcoming with its statistics.”

That is western anti-chn biass!!! ;-)

December 31, 2008 @ 8:36 am | Comment

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