Take a look here:
The author of the piece posits a relatively minor social breakdown… EBT cards no longer function. From there, millions of urbanites who have been drawn into dependency upon the government for their food go on a rampage. The suggestion is that it starts like the Watts and LA riots… but amped up with the addition of technology “flash mob” abilities, and fueled by worsened ethnic tensions. Before long (so goes the hypothesis), we have a full-out race war.
The writer then goes on to describe the proper operation of anti-flash-mob “death squads,” trained snipers in the back of pickup trucks who set out to kill as many rioters as possible.
Sure, it’s slopping over in paranoia. But the question, as always… is it paranoid enough?
I dunno. I do know that the “War On Poverty” has set the US up to take one hell of a fall if something goes substantially wrong. We haven’t had really bad civil disturbances since the advent of Twitter and texting and such, so who knows how bad things could get.