November 18, 2012

The coming EBT riots: What will happen when government entitlements stop?

Mike Adams
NaturalNews
November 18, 2012
(NaturalNews) EBT cards are modern-day food stamps, except they’re electronic. In essence, they are government-issued debit cards that allow recipients to spend taxpayer money for their own groceries. But EBT cards aren’t merely good on food staples like beans and rice, they can be spent on processed junk food that promotes diabetes and obesity. That’s the “dirty little secret” of the EBT scheme: It encourages low-income Americans to become high-profit customers of the pharmaceutical industry by eating their way to obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
That’s why the food industry loves EBT cards, too: Most EBT users are low-education consumers who understand virtually nothing about nutrition. They tend to buy the most nutritionally-depleted processed foods available, and that equates to high-profit foods for the processed food industry. (The highest-profit foods are the ones with the least nutrition, it turns out.)
EBT stands for “Electronic Benefit Transfer,” and it means transferring money from the pockets of working taxpayers into the hands of those who, for one reason or another, are either not working at all or are living below the poverty requirements set by the government. This transference is done at gunpoint, essentially, through the enforcement of federal tax collection. EBT benefits have more than doubled during the Obama administration’s last four years, creating tens of millions of new dependents who now vote based almost entirely on who gives them the most handouts.
The purchase of vitamins is specifically prohibited by the EBT program. This is done as a way to keep EBT recipients sick and diseased while suffering from nutritional deficiencies, which is precisely what the federal government wants.
EBT cards ahttp://www.prisonplanet.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpre also a form of corporate welfare
EBT cards create high-profit handouts to corporations, too: Pharmaceutical companies and the sick-care industry; Big Government which gets re-elected based on entitlement handouts; global banks which earn a percentage off every swipe; and even the processed junk food industry which preys upon nutritional ignorance of the poor.
In fact, for every dollar’s worth of food handed out to EBT recipients under the program, at least 50 cents is driven right into the profit coffers of wealthy corporations. That’s why EBT programs are allowed to exist: Not because they benefit the poor, but because they benefit the rich! Do you have any idea how much profit there is in a package of Oreo cookies?
The “EBT culture” of dependence, poverty and ignorance is perhaps best shown in the now-famous YouTube music video “My EBT”. There, a rapper brags about how he’s using taxpayer money to buy Oreos, chips, sandwiches, breakfast cereals, McDonald’s food and more. He sings about how he wishes he could use it to buy weed.
This article, however, isn’t about how welfare creates long-term dependence and poverty while destroying the dignity of many who come to depend on it. Rather, it’s about what’s going to happen when the EBT card system goes down and stays down.
EBT food stamp systems goes down for hours across multiple states
Yesterday, the EBT card system, which is managed by JP Morgan Chase, suffered a six-hour outage across ten states.
Wal-Mart, one of the favorite destinations of EBT card users, proceeded to run transactions manually and then batched them into the JP Morgan Chase processing system once the system came back online. But elsewhere, stores were met with growing frustration from EBT card holders who were angry that their government money cards suddenly stopped working.
In this case, the EBT outage only lasted less than one day. But given that they are tied into a globalist bank which looks almost certain to fail once the global debt collapse unfolds, the question of the day is this: What’s going to happen when the bank running all the EBT transactions goes belly up?
What happens when the free EBT money stops?
Remember how Obama supporters threatened to riot in the streets if Romney won the recent presidential election? There’s a huge class of Americans who have become so dependent on the system of government handouts that they have no ability to survive any other way. These people will riot when the free money is cut off.
As Ron Paul explained in his recent farewell speech, the entitlements must sooner or later come to an end:
The wealth we see today is based on debt and a foolish willingness on the part of foreigners to take our dollars for goods and services. They then loan them back to us to perpetuate our debt system. It’s amazing that it has worked for this long but the impasse in Washington, in solving our problems indicate that many are starting to understand the seriousness of the world -wide debt crisis and the dangers we face. The longer this process continues the harsher the outcome will be.
Many are now acknowledging that a financial crisis looms but few understand it’s, in reality, a moral crisis. It’s the moral crisis that has allowed our liberties to be undermined and permits the exponential growth of illegal government power. Without a clear understanding of the nature of the crisis it will be difficult to prevent a steady march toward tyranny and the poverty that will accompany it.
EBT card users are almost universally incapable of understanding the complex economics Ron Paul is describing. All they understand is that their next meal comes from a piece of plastic that “counts as money” at the local corner store. They do not grasp the long-term vulnerability of that system and how it is tied into a global debt scheme whose days are numbered. Furthermore, EBT card users almost universally have no backup plan. They live meal by meal, with no financial safety net, no financial planning, and absolutely zero savings. In fact, having any real savings disqualifies you from receiving an EBT card, which is another way that Big Government actually encourages financial dependence among EBT card recipients.
The EBT false flag riots
Why is all this important to understand? Because on the day the EBT cards are shut off, there will be mass riots of EBT card recipients who are suddenly thrust into an emergency.
In fact, shutting off the EBT cards is actually one way to initiate a false flag event in America. It works like this:
1) Purposely shut off all EBT cards. (Takes just two seconds at JP Morgan.)
2) Blame it on a cyber terrorist attack and use the crisis to institute harsh new police state controls over the internet. (“Never let a good crisis go to waste…”)
3) Allow the “EBT riots” to unfold. Keep the National Guard away for long enough to let things get out of control and have scary footage broadcast on the evening news.
4) Once things are bad enough, announce Martial Law and bring in the troops to turn America’s streets into a Nazi-style police state surveillance and enforcement system, complete with TSA-run checkpoints on all major roads.
What’s required to make this happen? Nothing more than turning off the EBT cards for 72 hours. That’s it! It’s just a single change to a single line of code at JP Morgan Chase, and it’s mission accomplished for the globalists.
Yesterday’s EBT outage, in fact, may have been a practice run for the real thing. When the globalists want riots to unfold, they now have the tool to make it happen.
Long term: All entitlements will be cut off or made worthless through currency debasement
The question of disappearing entitlements isn’t just an EBT card issue, by the way. The coming financial collapse of the U.S. government will end all entitlements, including social security, Medicare and federal workers’ retirement pension payments.
That’s the real kicker in all this: In a society where 50% or so are now largely dependent on the federal government for their very survival, the fact that the government is headed into a multi-trillion-dollar debt blowout should raise red alerts everywhere.
Obama has put the USA on a collision course with a debt implosion, adding more to the U.S. debt in the last four years than all the Presidents in the history of America – combined! And with government spending continuing to expand beyond all sanity, there is no stopping the coming debt blowout.
Consider the following U.S. national debt chart:
The coming EBT riots: What will happen when government entitlements stop? US National Debt Chart 2012
As you can see from the chart, we are now in a hyperbolic final blowout of debt that can only lead to a total economic implosion. Over the next four years, this chart will get even more insane as Obama spends trillions of dollars of money we don’t have, further accelerating America’s head-on collision with the financial apocalypse.
When that happens, all federal benefits immediately cease. If you thought the idea of tens of millions of angry EBT debt card users was bad, just consider what happens when all the former federal employees don’t get their pension funds anymore. Or if social security checks are eroded down to the point where they are essentially worthless. That’s when you’re going to see real social unrest across America, and that day is a finite number of weeks away. It will arrive as sure as the sun comes up, and when it does arrive, there’s going to be unprecedented chaos in the streets as all the suckers who lived their lives dependent on the federal government suddenly come to find out the whole thing was a Ponzi scheme.
Yep: A Ponzi scheme. The U.S. government is running the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of the world, and just like every Ponzi scheme that has ever existed, it will sooner or later collapse. When that day comes, you will want to make sure you have stored food, water, silver coins, ammo, emergency medicine and all the usual preparedness supplies.
And be prepared to defend your supplies from those who refused to prepare. Because if there’s one thing that EBT cards have taught tens of millions of America, it’s that “YOUR stuff belongs to THEM!”
Tags: how megacorporations exploit the poor, US moral collapse, food stamp dependency, Obamanomics, parasitic crony capitalism versus free market enterprise, martial law and continuity of government, excuses for martial law in US

15 comments:

  1. R:The purchase of vitamins is specifically prohibited by the EBT program. This is done as a way to keep EBT recipients sick and diseased while suffering from nutritional deficiencies, which is precisely what the federal government wants.

    It all makes sense now... Let us stop the poor people from being healthy and the big pharma will have more clients! Wait a minute... They cannot afford the medical treatement... Damn, I need to shut off my brain or the big pharma conspiracy will fail.

    R:In fact, for every dollar’s worth of food handed out to EBT recipients under the program, at least 50 cents is driven right into the profit coffers of wealthy corporations

    How dare those corporation receive even a cent for their production and work! WE WANT FREE GOODIES!

    R:Because on the day the EBT cards are shut off, there will be mass riots of EBT card recipients who are suddenly thrust into an emergency.

    Like those mass riots predicted in New York with Hurricane Sandy?

    R:America’s streets into a Nazi-style police state surveillance and enforcement system, complete with TSA-run checkpoints on all major roads.

    And why would someone want something like this to happen? You claim that the majority of the US government is psychotic?

    R:The coming financial collapse of the U.S. government will end all entitlements, including social security, Medicare and federal workers’ retirement pension payments.

    Please, do tell when the catastrophic finacial crisis will occur. Conspiracy theorists have been nagging about it for 5 years I think. And also do tell why it will be worse than in Greece. From my point of view, there is at least 50 years before America is ousted as the number one superpower and it should not be worse than in Europe.

    R:Obama has put the USA on a collision course with a debt implosion, adding more to the U.S. debt in the last four years than all the Presidents in the history of America – combined!

    Hm...Indeed, a 1929 scenario would have been far better. Let the Economy sort out its problems on its own and let us pay no mind to the previous administrations that got the situation out of hand.

    R:When that happens, all federal benefits immediately cease.

    Rick... Read at least a history book on economic defaults. Nothing of the sort has ever happened in history despite dozens of big sovereign defaults.

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  2. Rick,

    Are you afraid?

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  3. >R:When that happens, all federal benefits immediately cease....Rick... Read at least a history book on economic defaults. Nothing of the sort has ever happened in history despite dozens of big sovereign defaults.

    - Firstly, I did not write this article, I just reposted it.

    - Secondly, the example in the article is a 72 hour period of electronic banking problems: "What’s required to make this happen? Nothing more than turning off the EBT cards for 72 hours." - That could be enough to trigger the kind of rioting that would allow for martial law.

    Thirdly. there has not been any real major opportunity for US federal benefits to suddenly cease in recent history because the US welfare system began AFTER the Great Depression already hit. Read up:

    "The United States did not have an organized Welfare system until the Great Depression, when emergency relief measures were introduced under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Even then, Roosevelt's New Deal focused predominantly on a program of providing work and stimulating the economy through public spending on projects, rather than on cash payment.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welfare

    Why is there a real threat?...

    The heart of the problem is arithmetical: The post-World War II social welfare state, created at a moment when the baby boom was still gestating, is built on a generational Ponzi scheme. As life expectancy increases and fertility declines, that population pyramid is being inverted — and in some countries, that is causing the entire economy to topple.

    http://blogs.reuters.com/chrystia-freeland/2011/07/28/the-west-is-getting-old/

    Inverted Ponzi schemes will eventually crash. That is what the bloated US welfare state mixed with economic hardships has become. It's simple math. There will have to be a day of reckoning, which means a day of restructuring, which means an end to the present welfare system as it exists. Comprendo?

    Nothing demonstrates more clearly how the Social Welfare State is on life support than the fact America’s fastest growing cohort of the unemployed are federal, state and local government workers. Last month government cut a record 39,000 jobs; over the past eight months governments have cut a combined 238,000 positions. With federal, state and local governments all threatened with debt defaults and the public angry over failed spending; the American Social Welfare State is doomed!

    DEFAULT IS THE ENEMY OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE STATE
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2011/07/11/Default-Is-the-Enemy-of-the-Social-Welfare-State

    Rising costs push California cities to fiscal brink
    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/12/local/la-me-san-bernardino-bankruptcy-20120712

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  4. Rusanon posting... I hope that Richard gets tired of bugging others with his stupid questions. It is a little irritating.

    R:Firstly, I did not write this article, I just reposted it.

    Do you imply that you bear no responsibility for the article since it is reposted? Not to mention that you seem to agree completely with the arguments of the article.

    R:That could be enough to trigger the kind of rioting that would allow for martial law.

    On what grounds do you claim that would be enough to trigger mass riots?

    R:Thirdly. there has not been any real major opportunity for US federal benefits to suddenly cease in recent history because the US welfare system began AFTER the Great Depression already hit.

    So what? What is your reason to believe a cut in the wellfare system will lead to mass riots that the government will not be able to handle?

    Do you really think that no government with a wellfare system has ever defaulted? You are ignorant, Rick. What is worse, you are happy being ignorant.

    R: As life expectancy increases and fertility declines, that population pyramid is being inverted — and in some countries, that is causing the entire economy to topple.

    Yet, for some reason those "toppled economies" are on the top of the world. Trully it must be hard to be the richest country with such a "toppled economy"

    R:There will have to be a day of reckoning, which means a day of restructuring, which means an end to the present welfare system as it exists. Comprendo?

    Do explain why it is going to be mad max scenario like you imply. Many countries in Europe have started restructuring their debt. Did those country collapse and become dictatorships? Nope.

    R:Nothing demonstrates more clearly how the Social Welfare State is on life support than the fact America’s fastest growing cohort of the unemployed are federal, state and local government workers

    Yet, the situation in Europe is far worse and most people in third world countries just dream of living there. The social system also have yet to collapse in Europe even if it is much more costly than in America.

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  5. Rick, you really should be a little more selective in your sources. Mike Adams is a delusional crank who routinely abuses logic and evidence in support of his agenda.
    He's so idiotic that you could almost assume that the reverse of whatever he says is actually true :-D

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  6. A,

    Really? what do me and you have to do with each other?

    I hope you get tired of being a coward.

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  7. Hey Rick,

    I disagree with most everything you write here, but I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving

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  8. Thanks, both of you, for your kind gestures of humanity. I hope that you and your families enjoy a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving holiday as well. This subject is an obvious platform for a philosophical question, bit I will refrain. BTW - If anyone wants to go shopping on Black Friday, body armor and eye protection are recommended.

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    1. Richard, if this is personal information do not feel obliged to answer. But is seems that Imnotandrei is a pseudonym for Steve. And you are acquaintance. IS that correct?

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    2. Depends on how you define "acquaintance". I've argued with him on different blogs in the past, and am no longer interested in doing so.

      You can go look at his blog if you want to see the inanity he produces, which should explain, in short order, why I'm not interested.

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  10. Time for Rick to build his under ground bunker and hide.

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