Events are speeding up, which is not a good sign.
If you are like me, you are asking yourself questions like "What will happen next?" and "Do I need to change my 'profile' because threats are changing?"
My speculation was that we will be pinched by at least two threat-profiles. The tricky thing is that the best profile to deal with the first threat is sub-optimal for the other.
The threat axis we are all familiar with
It is reasonable to expect the traditional threats to go up by a factor of two-to-five.
The data suggests that the forces of Law-and-Order are in disarray and the usual thugs are emboldened.
The usual thugs are opportunists and look for distracted victims. They look for affluent victims. Their "perfect" target is the yuppie couple who went downtown to watch fireworks. The young family parked in a parking ramp. The thugs noticed the upscale marque of the car and the baby seat. The couple stayed late, maybe standing in line to buy their kids ice cream cones. The kids are cranky. The ramp is almost deserted. The man is hyper-focused on getting to the car and getting to safety.....
The rational response to that threat profile is to not look like a push-over. To "not be there" when the predators come out. To drive a ten year-old Chevy rather than a new BMW or Lexus.
A coyote can kill a raccoon. A cat can kill a rattlesnake. But the rewards don't justify the risk unless there is absolutely no other prey. You can avoid being selected as the victim if the predator judges that there is a significant chance that you will send him to the hospital. If he gets a bullet or knife wound, there is a good chance his underlings will kill him to prevent a police report.
The other threat axis
The other threat axis is the more organized approach of the Marxists.
“I remember when I was with Special Forces... seems a thousand centuries ago. We went into a camp to inoculate some children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for polio, and this old man came running after us and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went back there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile. A pile of little arms. -Apocalypse Now
Fiction? Maybe some of the details were changed (the timing is too compressed). Maybe it was once but it isn't anymore. Hollywood writes great scripts and the Marxists quickly adopted this one if it wasn't already in their playbook.
Some of the traits that armor you against the traditional thug make you a lightning rod for attention from the Marxists.
To not be selected as a victim by the traditional thug, you want to look like Chuck Norris. You want to have the aura of a BAMF.
Those are EXACTLY the people the Marxists will seek out and "make an offer you cannot refuse". You don't want to be the mayor or preacher or priest or judge or school principal.
However, you can be any one of a dozen fly-on-wall people like custodian or orderly or grounds keeper. One way to become invisible is to push a broom. Invisible is good.
Anybody who worked in a large organization knows that there are at least two org charts. There is the official org chart and then there is the org chart you consult when you really need to get something done. You don't want to be on the first org chart.
As a member of the second org chart, you can note which community members are hiding behind the skirts of the Marxists and you can deal with them later in whatever way seems most appropriate.
Don't look like a push-over because the first threat is not going away...but don't look too tough.
Keep your own counsel. Dealing with collaborates is safer when done alone because you have no idea who has been turned.
Be ready to leave everything behind. Just walk away when it gets too hot. You cannot save them all.
For instance, the communities in Minneapolis with large populations of Somali are already lost based on the stories of vote harvesting and the implicit threats. Protests would likely prove fatal.
Watch the news. Look for an up-tick of "murder-suicides" where the entire family dies. Look for house-fires where everybody dies. Look for "model citizens" being the victims of these "inexplicable" crimes. Those would be people who "refused the deal".
With any luck...
With any luck the real experts will post their observations on their own blogs. If they do, wad this post up and toss it in the trash. Speculation is cheap. Data is priceless.
There are probably others but those guys are a darned good start.