The trends are continuing, the middle class is shrinking, there is no recovery, hardship and distress continues to mushroom, while more and more Americans slide into poverty only to become dependent on government to survive.
You are not hearing the truth from ‘official’ sources and the mainstream media. We are in the process of economic collapse, and many are now saying that the next major leg down is approaching fast…
The term ‘systemic risk’ is usually a reference to finance, although it can be applied to many systems.
In finance, systemic risk is the risk of collapse of an entire financial system or entire market, as opposed to risk associated with any one individual entity, group or component of a system.
Question: Do you think our financial system is vulnerable to systemic risk?
It is inevitable. Man is the most aggressive and deadly animal in the world.
Unlike other animals who normally will kill only for food or in self-defense, man will commit murder singly or in a war with little provocation or motive. In fact, in the past 3,400 years the world has known only 200 years of absolute peace.
In many countries all over the world today, there is war. However, many are saying that the next World War will soon be upon us…
The now painfully grotesque propaganda that the US unemployment rate is “improving” has become laughable to those who understand the real numbers, the numbers prior to sifting through propaganda filters and then fed to the press…
A soaring stock market? An ongoing recovery? Beware…
The stock market DOW has been hitting high after high, day after day during this past week… so the economy must be fixed, right? Happy days are here again? WRONG.
Watching the main stream media day after day on the new highs of the stock market, and there’s no mention of the ENORMOUS money printing by the Federal Reserve (the FED), and no mention of how this itself is underpinning and holding up the markets…
These thoughts and more are reflected by Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com, who points out that…
…this FED fueled rally is a total disconnect from the economy
…the FED money printing IS propping up the economy, and they can’t stop it.
…If they did, the economy would implode. Period. The end.
“This is the tip of the Iceberg in America” says Hunter in this must-see video…
People have all sorts of reasons why they are prepping. Some reasons are very specific and others span a range of risks. The wide array of reasons that people prep sometimes invite criticism as to the rationality of this or that logic, as some of the reasons may seem far-fetched or highly unlikely to some while at the same time there are other risks and rationale that seem more likely to others. In my opinion, regardless of the reason, the action of prepping is a responsible thing to do as a human being.
Prepping can be taken lightly; it can be taken to the extreme, and all sorts of in-between. Without looking at the extent or methods of prepping, lets look at the reason ‘why’…
Reasoning. Use of reason, especially to form conclusions, inferences, or judgments. Evidence or arguments used in thinking or argumentation.
People ‘reason’ that there is a risk or group of risks sufficiently dangerous to one’s survival or well-being that they feel compelled to prepare for it. They believe that the ‘it’ will be something that requires preparedness action on their part, in order to survive the effects.
So… what is ‘it’?
I believe that the majority of preppers have become preppers because their reason is the apparently broken economic system of today.
An economy consists of the economic system of a country or other area; the labor, capital, manufacturing, production, trade, distribution, and consumption of goods and services of that area.
In the U.S., it is apparent that much of our manufacturing (and its labor jobs) are gone (overseas).
Government unemployment figures are well known to be manipulated with seasonal adjustments and such. Unemployment numbers are truly a joke, as those who fall off the roles are no longer part of the workforce and conted.
Capital for the most part is being withheld from main street.
Production is stagnant (efficiencies have already been optimized and there’s not much left to increase profits other than price increases).
Trade is mostly one-way (products from China to the U.S. and debt from the U.S. to China – and others).
Distribution systems are just-in-time with virtually zero inventory (a dangerous thing for life-dependent goods).
Consumption is down (people are maxed out with debt).
The FED is buying U.S. debt to keep the federal government afloat.
Big banks get bailed out and no one goes to jail.
TBTF banks area now bigger and more susceptible than ever with their massive derivative positions.
There has been no real recovery since the last financial collapse of 2008.
The stock market is up only because of the policies of the FED and the Banksters (not because of you and I investing in the stock market). Government intervention in the Bond Markets as well as in the stock market.
Our Representatives and Senators feather their nests and finally leave their office as millionaires.
Do I need to go on? People have lost faith.
There are many warning signs, not just here with the financial system of the U.S., but throughout the world. In all of history, there has never been so much debt and apparent UN-sustainability in the economic system. Nations have spent themselves into oblivion and they will NEVER be able to pay it back, at least without MAJOR corrections that will destroy the present system.
Those who have a grasp on this inevitable outcome are those who are becoming driven to prepare. The risk of outcome is so severe, that many people are realizing the $hit storm that will result… the social chaos. America will turn to a Police State of slums. Come to think of it… we’re already a Police State of sorts – while it only continues to worsen.
The outcome of a wrecked financial system seems a foregone conclusion. However there are various methods and severity as to how long, and how we get there. Some figure that a short and severe nose dive is best in the long run. Others believe a long slow crash is safer. We shall see what nature (and/or the powers-that-be) have in store for us. Regardless, it seems prudent to prepare for something not so pleasant…
What are you prepping for?
The first stage of SHTF begins with creeping normalcy and shifting baseline. This is happening now, and has accelerated rapidly. It has been happening slowly for many years… the inability of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually. People that do not make themselves aware of gradual change, suffer eventual undesirable consequences. The powers that be have always known that change needs to be gradual to be accepted; at least until such time that a critical mass of useful ‘idiots’ have accepted it, which results in a very rapid final push towards the final change or changes. We have reached that point and are moving beyond it.
The next stage of SHTF is collapse. Societies along with their life support systems suffer abrupt failures after the long term ‘slippery slope’ decline of its culture, its civil institutions or other major characteristics of it as a society, eventually and suddenly collapsing after triggering or passing a tipping point when they fall off the cliff, so to speak. There is no turning back. Factors that may combine and contribute to collapse are economic, social and cultural, overpopulation, resource depletion, or major natural or man-made disaster including war or invasion.
During collapse, and for a time, power becomes decentralized and people tend to be more self-regimented and have many more personal freedoms with a slackening of social rules, although what’s left of society as a whole is suffering chaos. Geographically speaking, communities become more isolated.
The third stage of SHTF is lock down, a state of containment or a restriction of progression to prevent people or information from escaping. It is ordered by someone in command and implemented by force. Martial law or takeover imposed on an unstable population. It accompanies curfews, the suspension of civil law, and civil rights. This final stage can be the most dangerous in that it will encompass a time of either total compliance or civil war, or a mixture of both.
Preparing for, and functioning under each of the three stages of SHTF involves different methods, choices, and behavior. While we are most definitely in Stage 1, the slippery slope, many people instinctively know that we are not far from Stage 2, collapse. It may benefit you to consider each of these three stages and form a plan how to prepare and survive through each of them.
Time is running short. Please pass along this message.