Robert Steele: The Armed Unemployed — Lessons Not Learned + Revolution RECAP

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Robert David Steele Vivas
Robert David Steele Vivas

The below two headlines should give the 1% great pause.

ISIS: Western Journalist Embedded With Group Says He Came Into Contact With Americans

Reporter who spent ten days with ISIS says the West ‘has no concept’ of how dangerous the group is and says they want to ‘kill all non-believers and enslave their children’

While I personally believe that the ISIS threat is severely over-stated at this time, the potential of lone wolf attacks spreading across Europe and into the USA cannot be over-stated. I embrace Ralph Peters’ hard views (below the line) in the event the governments of the USA and Saudi Arabia continue to be corrupt and inept and allow this plague to spread while also rejecting the necessary remediation measures (instead of 1% – 99% we need to get to 20% – 80%).

Ralph Peters nailed it in his 1995 piece for Parameters, After the Revolution — the only path to wealth, women, and wine for the persistently unemployed is at the point of a gun. I have been forecasting revolutionary preconditions for over 40 years, and never seen it worse. The actual unemployment rate in the USA is 22.4% — not far from the 25% characteristic of Spain and other major countries, and must less than is  the case in Somalia, Yemen, and other emerging hot spots.

Also by Ralph are his 1994 The New Warrior Class (also in Parameters), and When Devils Walk the Earth: The Mentality and Roots of Terrorism, and How to Respond (Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities, 2001).

There are two revolutions brewing — one is non-violent (electoral reform and digital empowerment of the public) the other is violent. This post focuses on the second. The rest of this website focuses on the first.

See Also:

2014 Robert Steele Answers to Richard Olivier on 21st Leadership with Annotated Bibliography & Links

2013: The Evolving Craft of Intelligence 3.6 As Published

2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Lincoln, Principle, Compromise, Autonomous Internet & Citizen Intelligence / Counter-Intelligence 2.0 with Meta-RECAP

2012 Robert Steele: The Human Factor & The Human Environment: Concepts & Doctrine? Implications for Human & Open Source Intelligence 2.0

2011 Robert Steele: Reflections on Revolution, Information & Civil Affairs

2011 Thinking About Revolution in the USA and Elsewhere

2008 The Substance of Governance

2008: Creating a Smart Nation

2007 Open Source Intelligence (Strategic) 2.0

1957+ Story Board: Peace & Prosperity Through Ethical Evidence-Based Decision-Support — Analytic Sources, Models, Tools, & Tradecraft

Allen Roland: Honoring Chalmers Johnson, Prophet of Truth + Empire Meta-RECAP

Answers: Robert Steele to Ramin D on Education & Elites in Context of Revolution

Arabia Rising: Understanding Transformations & Revolutions in the Middle East

Assisi, Egypt, US Hypocrisy, Global Revolution

Berto Jongman: CounterPunch On Tap — WTF Nation, Armed Revolution USA, Coming Pandemics,

Berto Jongman: Fatal Capitalism — 10 Point Global Paradigm Revolution — Economic Crisis in 2015?

Berto Jongman: Linking Climate, Food Prices, & Revolution

Berto Jongman: The Coming Global Revolution

Bin Laden Show 67: Paradigm Shift — Bin Laden and the Spring of Arab Revolutions

Carthage under Siege + Revolution Tyranny RECAP

Chris Hedges: Time for Professional Revolutionaries

Chuck Spinney: Wanna Start a Revolution? Watch Fed Feed Wall Street While Looting Main Street…

Eagle: Food Costs Soar – Revolution in the Air

Eagle: Practical Guide to Collapse and Revolution

Graphic: Preconditions of Revolution in the USA Today

Graphic: Revolution Model Simplified

Journal: Wayne Madson on “Conflict or Revolution”

Marcus Aurelius: Army of None — Pentagon Loses Best & Brightest

Marcus Aurelius: Government is Pissing Off Its Young Veterans – a Key Demographic for the 2016 Revolution

Max Manwaring: Translating Lessons Learned in Colombia and Other Wars Among the People: Confronting the Spectrum of 21st Century Conflict

Mini-Me: Global Revolution – Rethinking Assumptions

Mini-Me: Smart Young People See Government as Corrupt and Ineffective — World On the Edge of a Sweeping Revolution

Nafeez Ahmed: USG Culpability in Pakistani School Massacre + Criminal Foreign Policy & Revolution USA RECAP

Owl: All Young Men Will Join ISIS-Like Elements — No Use for Young Men in the USA, a Prescription for Violent Revolution

Owl: FBI Retiree on Neocons, Terrorists, Blurring Lines — and the Mossad Cover Story — Could the US Public be Approaching a Revolutionary Moment?

Owl: Mexican Revolution Begins — Pilot for US Revolution?

Owl: Sixteen Stabs in the Heart for USA — All From Concentrated Wealth — Single Most Common Cause of Revolution…

Patrick Cockburn: Hazards of Revolution — and Counter-Revolution

Patrick Meier: On Synchrony, Technology and Revolutions – The Political Power of Synchronized Resistance

Ralph Peters: Testimony to Congress on Pakistan As a Failing Empire, Focus on Baluchistan

Ralph Peters: The Birth of Modern War – How the 1860’s Changed War, and the World

Reference: Predicting Revolution – Operationalization of Preconditions (1976)

Review (Guest): Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith

Review: Revolution

Review: Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

Review: Tremble the Devil

Review: Violent Politics — A History of Insurgency, Terrorism, and Guerrilla War, from the American Revolution to Iraq

REVOLUTION 2.0 CLOSED 17 May 2011

Revolution & Secession: The Game is ON!

Robert Steele: ON REVOLUTION

Revolution USA? COUNT ON IT. Egyptian Notes +

SchwartzReport: 1% Own Half World’s Wealth – Concentration of Wealth is THE Precondition for Violent Revolution

SchwartzReport: Climate Change + Concentrated Wealth = Violence. Revolution USA is Coming. Any Questions?

SchwartzReport: Concentration of Wealth at Violent Revolution Tipping Point – 85 Individuals versus 50% of Total Population

SchwartzReport: Only 47% of US Adults Have Full-Time Job — CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? Robert Steele Comments + REVOLUTION USA RECAP

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Stephen E. Arnold: Predictive Analytics, Food Prices, Revolution

Stronger Signals: REVOLUTION…

Stronger Signals: Revolution from the Punjab

Who’s Who in Intelligence (Decision-Support): Robert David Steele – Hispanic Robert David STEELE Vivas

Worth a Look: Democracy Lost & Found Essay, Book Review Blurbs and Links [Updated 12 January 2015]

Worth a Look: Writing [On the Arab] Revolution – Voices from Tunis to Damascus

Yoda: Saudi Arabia on Brink of Revolution?