by Paul Joseph Watson
with the United States Studies Centre
America is on the brink of "mass civil unrest"
to emerge out of anti-lockdown protests
now taking place
coronavirus 'stay-at-home' measures
have exploded across the country over the last week after President
Trump encouraged them on social media.
The National Guard
has been called out in some areas to deal with potential disorder.
Speaking to Sky News Australia, James Brown (below
video), a former
Australian Army officer who commanded a cavalry troop in southern
Iraq, said that the very specific mentality of Americans made them
much more likely to rebel against lockdown measures compared to
citizens of other countries.
"There is that part
of the US political psyche that takes rights to a complete
extreme," said Brown, adding that "mass civil unrest" is an ever
present possibility due to Americans sharing a "deep independent
streak that believes the government is a nice-to-have
not a must-have."
The host of the show
opined that if "anarchy" were to break out across the United States,
"the government can't
bring the people to heel" due to the Second Amendment.
Brown said he had friends
on Capitol Hill who were very worried about mass social disorder and
"gun battle on the
Brown said that so long
as most people believed that states were making progress on battling
coronavirus, they would accept and adhere to lockdown laws for the
"But people will
chafe, that idea of individual freedom and liberty is much
stronger in the U.S. than it is Australia," he added.