This is an excellent article by Matthew Bracken. And I have to agree with his assessment.
For those who think this kind of stuff is impossible here in America, I suggest you think again. I know people who still think this, they always point back to the Great Depression. That America is long gone, only God knows if it will ever return. Very few Americans today are as self-reliant has the majority of Americans in the first third of 20th century. Americans today know very little about really hard times, even with what we have been through in the past 4 years.
Originally posted on Western Rifle Shooters Association:
Illustration: Bracken’s CW2 Cube; click to enlarge
From Matt Bracken:
In response to recent articles in mainstream military journals discussing the use of the U.S. Army to quell insurrections on American soil, I offer an alternate vision of the future. Instead of a small town in the South as the flash point, picture instead a score of U.S. cities in the thrall of riots greater than those experienced in Los Angeles in 1965 (Watts), multiple cities in 1968 (MLK assassination), and Los Angeles again in 1992 (Rodney King). New Yorkers can imagine the 1977 blackout looting or the 1991 Crown Heights disturbance. In fact, the proximate spark of the next round of major riots in America could be any from a long list cribbed from our history.