It is becoming so expensive to live and even just survive in the United Kingdom these days that the prospect of "widespread civil unrest," according to one campaigner, is becoming more real by the day
The situation in Sri Lanka
, a third world country, is about to spill over into what was once one of the most prosperous first world countries on the planet, thanks to skyrocketing inflation
, food and fuel shortages, supply chain failures, and the government's continued efforts to turn the UK "green."
"There was a major riot in London [in 1990]," says Tom Scott, who is not calling for riots but rather warning that they are soon to come if things continue down the current path.
"That's not something I would like to see, but I think it's almost inevitable that unless the government does take much more effective action to help people, there will be widespread civil unrest."
The 1990 riot was sparked by government efforts to introduce a new poll tax. Similar to the Boston Tea Party, but on a much smaller and less noteworthy scale, the people of the UK revolted and that agenda was eventually scrapped.
Today, a similar movement under the umbrella of the "Don't Pay" organization is urging Brits to cancel their direct debits if energy prices continue to rise unabated. By 2023, it is expected that energy prices in the UK will rise more than 283 percent higher than levels as of March.
"Millions of us won't be able to afford food and bills this winter," reads the Don't Pay manifesto.
"We cannot afford to let that happen. We demand a reduction of bills to an affordable level. We will cancel our direct debits from October 1st if we are ignored."
More than half of all Brits believe cost of living riots are coming
Refusing to pay one's energy bills could work if everyone does it at the same time, or it could backfire and cause energy prices to rise even more. If the latter happens, then fewer corporations will be involved in the market, and they could create price monopolies.
With inflation set to hit 15 percent next year, a scenario like that would absolutely devastate the UK, leading it straight towards third world status – and politicians continue to blame Russia and Vladimir Putin for the crisis.
Energy giant BP, meanwhile, just posted its largest quarterly profit in 14 years, demonstrating that some industries are raking in the dough while the masses suffer under the stress of a failing global economy.
If things do not change course, there are likely to be cost of living riots later this year, according to 51 percent of Brits who participated in a recent poll.
The British government, meanwhile, continues to hand out free food, housing, iPhones, and money to illegal migrants who are being shipped there from France.
"There are people in the world who choose not to see what's going on," wrote a commenter on a story about the unraveling of UK society. "They are going to be made to see soon when all hell breaks loose."
"You can see there is enormous chaos on the way," this person added. "Rioting and armed people rampaging soon everywhere across the planet."
Food riots typically start in the third world. And if they are bad enough, they eventually spill over into the first world. This is the scenario faced by not only the UK but also the United States and other former world leaders.
"If you haven't even slightly prepared for this, here is yet another warning," wrote another commenter about the importance of being prepared for the worst.
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