Last updated on December 18th, 2017
Life as we know it will change radically in the coming decades – perhaps drastically.
To enormous numbers of people, political and economic instabilities will bring about disruptions in the systems we take for granted, like the steady flow of electricity, the ready availability of any and all sorts of goods, and the essential services which keep it all together — and the United States will suffer it’s share along with the global rest…
The question you should be asking yourself is, “What can I do to be prepared and ready for the coming challenging times ahead and the societal breakdown from what we know it as today?”
Never before has such a huge percentage of the population relied on modern technology as we do today.
In the United States, I would dare say that without electricity, without our ATM machines, credit card transactions, gas station pumps, refrigerators, computers, electronic cash registers, our air conditioners, heaters, lights, the internet — within months we would lose a stunning percentage of our population.
Most all of us at one time or anther (some more regular than others) have experienced hours of blackout, be it from storms or other failures. The thing is, our normalcy bias has us all expecting that the power will come back on in a reasonable amount of time, and life will go on as we expect it to.
The problem with this bias is that the risk is enormous. How many of you have actually considered a disruption in the distribution supply chain, and how it could literally affect our lives?
Technology fails us. And technology is a highly interdependent web.
What about the long-term future of our food supply?
How many people in the United States (or any nation on earth) do you think would lose their lives if food was no longer available on the grocery store shelves?
Seriously – how many? I would dare say 90% or more.
We as a ‘modern’ people are entirely dependent on food from ‘the grocery store’.
Think about the systems in place that need to be functioning smoothly so that the food arrives every few days to re-stock the grocery store… Where does that food come from? How many miles has it traveled and how many companies (and nations) have been part of the process?
What if the price of oil goes up, and how will that impact my food prices? (you know it will)
What happens when currency is devalued (inflation) because of the staggering debt that nations of the world are carrying? Will it be a slow and steady problem, or will it happen suddenly in fits and starts?
What about the ‘welfare state’?
There are vastly more and more people who are ‘leaching’ off of those who work. In fact, it may even seem that there are more on the dole than those who work – a recipe for disaster.
While the politicians (who benefit from the votes of the dependent class) continue to lay out new policies which favor the ‘takers’ of society, the ‘givers’ (the workers who pay taxes) are increasingly backed up against the wall (so to speak) and are increasingly in the minority. This is a recipe for disaster.
There is only so much that people ‘can take’.
What about all of the political upheaval in the world today?
The citizenry of nations around the world have been increasingly enlightened and have been revolting and standing up to their political systems, and have been challenging them even to the point of revolt.
Do you think that it can’t happen here?
With all of these uncertainties, issues, and problems, (and there are many more), it is in one’s best interest to become better prepared for a future in which life as we know it will change — because it has to…
Seek to be a little more self-sufficient, a little more self-reliant, a little more independent — so that you might stand a better chance should things unravel.