In late 2021, there exists an almost complete failure to recognise the imminence of catastrophe. It boils down to: if it is not being talked about by the lumpen media, then it does not exist as a problem. This is buttressed by the logic: if it didn’t happen in the immediate past and is not happening in the present then it will not happen in the future. Contradicting such a linear extrapolation is Herbert Stein’s composition of Stein’s Law in 1986: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop”. That such a statement of the bleeding obvious should be found useful is worrying. It is a fact beyond sensible debate that our current way of life cannot continue and that therefore it will stop. The great imponderable is ‘when’?
It is unlikely that all the following will happen at once. But some combination certainly will. Are you ready for any of them? Normal human caution strongly suggests that you should be.
1 The debt, never forget the debt. The fiat debt system of ‘money’ is flawed – has been flawed since its inception. In 2021, the debt is not just humungous, it is unpayable. Worse, it can no longer even be serviced (interest paid). That is why interest rates are at or about zero. Those bank notes in your wallet and in your bank account are really debt notes – tiny slivers of the national debt. On the day that the debt collapses, the banks will close and those banknote/IOUs will be worthless. Do you own – as in in your physical possession – small weights of silver?
2 I have written recently about energy and food. Shortages of energy will greatly worsen food shortages (fertilizer and transport). How will you survive if the supermarket has no food? Do you have a well-stocked larder? Do you have sufficient dry goods stashed away to last a minimum of a few months? Do you at least have a vegetable garden?
3 Do you have any fuel reserves for your car? How will you heat your house if the power goes off? How will you cook? Do you have firewood?
4 In March, 2020, the supply lines of an interconnected civilization were broken, deliberately so, by the quantum stupidity of governments around the world. It will be a generation or two before they rebuild themselves. Well-stocked stores are a thing of the past.
5 Dark war clouds are scudding across ominous skies. Israel, Iran, Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Turkey and Ethiopia, amongst others, are banging the drums and manning the tanks. Not to mention the sabre-rattling bellicosity of Russia and China and the rustling of pink skirts in General Milly’s USLBGQ Brigades. One spark could end up immolating the remnants of our civilization.
6 Most serious of all the prevailing dangers is the relentless move toward centralization of power in the hands of governments and their designated ‘experts’. Governments of all stripes remain committed to the fallacy that the problems that they alone created can be best solved by more of the same bureaucratic foolishness.
If there really is a plan to implement ‘Build Back Better’ then the world economy will fall off a cliff within a month of that beginning. Surely they cannot all be as stupid as Prince Charley and Billy Gates?
Health and wealth are directly proportional to the amount of freedom for individual enterprise. Conversely, death and poverty are directly proportional to the amount of government control.
History screams from the rooftops that people build civilizations and governments destroy them. What is it that blinds people to such an obvious truth? Why do they still have any trust in the media? How can anyone place their trust in such low I.Q. blackguards?
It cannot be known when one, some, all of these events will occur, but it can be known that it will precede violence and death and civil disorder on a scale unimaginable to the Post WW2 children of the peace.
As Baden-Powell once sensibly said – Be Prepared.
“You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” Ayn Rand