Brabantian @AAG 31 March 2020 at 10:38
The violence in the streets has already begun, not yet accented in major media, and clearly this may accelerate into dystopian social chaos
Which may in turn lead to a far-right, ‘law and order’ reaction by the majority … is that the plan?
Some of the violence is by poor people with no income, who have little food supply … some are going into stores and brazenly stealing, even telling the store staff they are stealing just to eat .. others are forcibly taking filled bags from customers outside the store who have bought groceries ... For example in Italy:
But another dimension of violence, is by gangs of feral young people who sense the weakness of a vulnerable urban landscape, with few people in the streets, and intimidated police and law enforcement
European officials have been caught saying that quarantine should not be enforced in migrant areas, in order to avoid violent crowd reactions
As is classically known from the long transformation of USA city centres into ghettoes, boarded-up shops in a neighbourhood serve in effect as an invitation to crime and anarchy by street gangs … and now, even shops in the poshest areas such as Beverly Hills California, are boarding up to try and secure the premises against waves of rioters and looters, which are felt to be likely if these ‘lock-downs’ continue much longer