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Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?

Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse.  Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming.  So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us?  Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America.  Unfortunately, way too often top global leaders say something in public because they want to "push" events in a certain direction.  Do George Soros and officials at the IMF and World Bank hope to prevent a worldwide financial collapse by making these statements, or are other agendas at work?  We may never know.  But one thing is for sure - many of the top financial officials in the world are using language that is downright "apocalyptic", and that is not a good sign for the rest of 2012.

Right now, George Soros is saying things that he has never said before.  Just check out what George Soros recently told Newsweek....

“I am not here to cheer you up. The situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my career,” Soros tells Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.”

Later on in that same article, Soros is quoted as saying that we could soon see the U.S. government using "strong-arm tactics" to crack down on rioting in the streets of major U.S. cities....

As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”

It almost sounds like George Soros is anticipating the same kind of a breakdown of society that many survivalists and preppers are getting ready for.

So how bad are things going to get?

Well, George Soros is publicly warning that the coming financial crisis could end up being even worse than 2008.  Just check out the following quotes from him that appeared in a recent Businessweek article....

Billionaire investor George Soros said Europe’s sovereign-debt woes are “more serious” than the financial crisis of 2008 and that the world faces the prospect of a “vicious circle” of deflation.

“We have a more dangerous situation now than in 2008,” Soros, 81, said in response to a question at an event in the southern Indian city of Bangalore today. “The crisis in Europe is more serious than the crash of 2008.”

But George Soros is not the only one issuing these kinds of warnings.

Once again, the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, has made a speech in which she openly warned that we are heading for a repeat of the "1930s".

She told an audience in Berlin on Monday that the globe is facing "a 1930s moment, in which inaction, insularity and rigid ideology combine to cause a collapse in global demand".

During the speech she called for a trillion more dollars to support financially troubled governments, and she made the following statement....

"It is not about saving any one country or region. It is about saving the world from a downward economic spiral."

As I wrote about the other day, the World Bank has also been using apocalyptic language about the global financial situation.  In a shocking new report, the World Bank revised GDP growth estimates for 2012 downward very sharply, it warned that Europe could be facing financial collapse at any time, and it instructed the rest of the world to "prepare for the worst."

The lead author of the report, Andrew Burns, said that the "importance of contingency planning cannot be stressed enough" and that if there is a major financial crisis in Europe the entire globe will be deeply affected....

"An escalation of the crisis would spare no-one. Developed- and developing-country growth rates could fall by as much or more than in 2008/09." 

So should we be alarmed that George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank are all proclaiming that a financial nightmare could be just around the corner?

Of course we should be.

Whether their motives are pure or not, they are telling the truth about the global financial situation in this case.  As I have written about so frequently, there are a whole host of signs that indicate that we could be on the verge of a major global recession.

A lot of folks in the investment world are warning that hard times are about to hit us as well.  For example, the following is what legendary investor Joseph Granville recently told Bloomberg Television....

Joseph Granville, whose “sell everything” call in 1981 sparked a decline in U.S. stocks, said the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) will drop toward 8,000 this year because of waning momentum and volume.

“Volume precedes prices,” Granville, 88, a technical analyst who has been publishing the Granville Market Letter from Kansas City, Missouri for about 50 years, said in an interview on “Street Smart” on Bloomberg Television. “You are seeing much lower volume. That tells you that prices are going to go much lower, much lower than most people think possible and very few people have projected.”

Considering all of the warnings out there, it only seems prudent to prepare for the worst.

But unfortunately, a lot of people are just going to leave their holdings sitting out there like a dead duck, and they are going to be absolutely devastated by the coming financial tsunami.

Those that believe that the United States can somehow escape the coming financial storm don't really know what they are talking about.

In fact, there was very troubling news for the U.S. dollar just the other day.  It was announced that India will start paying for its oil from Iran in a currency other than U.S. dollars.

But this is just another sign that the rest of the world is starting to reject the U.S. dollar.  For decades, the U.S. dollar has been the reserve currency of the world and this has given us a tremendous advantage.  Unfortunately for us, that is now changing.

U.S. newspapers are not talking about what is going on, but mainstream newspapers in Europe are.  Right now, some of the biggest countries in the world are working on plans to quit using U.S. dollars for the buying and selling of oil.

The following comes from a recent article in The Independent....

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years.

This is a very big deal, and if this gets pulled off it is going to have devastating consequences for the U.S. dollar and for the U.S. economy.

But of course when it comes to troubles for the U.S. financial system, there are a whole host of issues that could be talked about.

An environment for a "perfect storm" is developing, and most Americans have absolutely no idea what is about to happen.

Fortunately, there are some researchers out there that are working hard to sound the alarm bells.  For example, the following quote comes from a recent interview with Gerald Celente....

I believe that we have to watch out for something along the lines of an economic martial law. The European system is in collapse. The financial system in the United States is just as tenuous, if not more, and I believe they will not admit there will be a financial crash but rather they will use a geo-political issue to get the people in a state of fear and hysteria whereby they'll then call a bank holiday or devaluation of the currency, or a hyperinflation of the currency, and blame it on somebody else.

It would be wise to listen to what experts such as Gerald Celente are saying.

Now is the time to take stock of where you are at and to make plans for the coming year.

Just because things have "always" been a certain way does not mean that they will continue to be that way.

Just because certain things have "always" worked in the past does not mean that they will continue to work in the future.

Our world is experiencing fundamental changes.  It is changing at a faster pace than we have ever seen before.  The way that we all live our lives five or ten years from now will be vastly different from how we live our lives today.

This will be a very challenging time to be alive, but it is also going to be a very exciting time to be alive.

So what do all of you think is going to happen in 2012?

Please feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below....

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  • Rodster

    Yes George Soros is a piece of crap. He and his New World Order buddies are meeting in their hideaway discussing how to deal with the impending crisis and how to give us global socialism which should make the socialist losers very happy.

    • Wendy Davis

      Do not worry. The poor and the now jobless middle class will be eradicated rather than subsidized. Altruism is not part of the NWO’s agenda.

    • Nexus789

      What hell are you babbling on about. You have no idea what the word ‘socialism’ means. What they are offering you is not that but an authoritarian single government with more power vested in the global elites. That is NOT socialism.

    • RightWingRadical

      True. Socialism appeals to two groups of people:

      A) People who think they will get something for nothing.

      B) People who think they will not be subject to the socialist system, but will be in a position of control over the system.

    • jox

      Funny how you use empty sentences to attack the world ‘socialism’, avoiding a real debate about the concept itself, its pros and cons.

      Obviously the attack is simple to reverse. “how to give us global capitalism which should make the capitalist losers very happy”. Which is equally empty but far more closer to reality.

  • http://www.YouTube.com/thepreparedpastor Prepared Pastor

    This is his official announcement that he has everything in place and is ready to act to collapse the dollar. This is just the first of many public nudges in that direction. He is one of many I have heard prediction possible deflation. After securing my ground, grub, guns, and gold, I accumulated a large cash cushion for emergencies and to take advantage of deflationary pressures. If I’m mistaken I can spend it all at Sam’s Club in a few hours.

    • Cyrus

      Pastor,

      You are my kind of Pastor. Every God fearing minister should be screaming from the top of there lungs about what God says to do in times like these.(Prov. 12:27, 21:20) And, like yourself, they should lead by example. In this article I point out that Noah is the first serious prepper we have a record of, followed closely by Joseph. http://codgerville.wordpress.com/2011/12/24/first-things-first/

      I hope that, and I am fairly certain you are instructing your flock. Keep up the great work. God bless you and yours in 2012.
      CC

  • wilson

    Actually, he’s found this blog, SHTF, and Survivalblog. He’s been reading them along with ZeroHedge. That’s what is scaring the daylights out of him. His destructive agenda is working and he’s not prepared!!!!!!! His agenda is working, but he stands to lose wealth. Or, he’s facing the reality that some of us are prepping, and we stand ready to do the necessary rebuilding of a REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC, not a democracy – learn your history Americans – on the other side of calamity.

  • subrosa

    All I know is I have missed a huge run up in stocks listening to the doom and gloomers. The collapse had better happen soon or I am going to get really pissed. (joke)

    • 007

      I truly believe Bernanke is keeping the stock market propped up. Facing the constant headwinds of potentially disastrous news it is the only explanation. Do you know any sane people investing in the stock market?

  • muddsguns

    Preppers don’t scare that easy for the very simple reason that we have been prepping. Thus we will not get caught with our pantry down, nor are we unarmed, nor are we without medical supplies, nor are we without some money resources. Some of us have a month’s worth of supplies, some have a years worth, and some have two or more years worth of supplies. We have done the necessary planning to try and build our supplies, learn and master new skills, seek out others with whom we can work with to prepare as a group with multiple skills, supplies, and life experiences. And while we don’t relish the thought of going through extremely difficult circumstances, our preparations give us a sense of accomplishment, the knowledge that we have done the best we could with available resources. Sure we’d like to do more, store more, or learn more(skills), but we’re better off today than last month, last year, or even three years ago. Keep on keepin’ on.

    • Mario

      Thats really great that you have prepared so much and we all should be prepared for emergencies. I don’t think that even the most experianied prepped can be ready for what is coming down the road. I believe we will see things that we never thought would happen in our country or the world.
      Most important is to prepare your heart, put your trust in Jesus. Those that have their trust in Him will be able to survive what is coming. He will look after us and provide our needs. Read psalm 91.

  • El

    Well, won’t you look at that. Apparently crazy old Ron Paul isn’t so crazy after all. He predicted all of these things long before the George Soros jumped on board. What else has he predicted that turned out to be true. Oh look… http://youtu.be/ifJG_oFFDK0 … just everything that has happened in the past ten years both domestically and internationally.

    Call him crazy and ignore him to your own detriment.

    • mondobeyondo

      Hear him now and believe him later…

  • Cinderella Man

    Of course the IMF is trying to scare us. They are taking a page out of Hank Paulson’s playbook. If you’re going broke and need money scare the living daylights out of govts. so they will do whatever you want. Its called blackmail and she is good at what she does. As for Darth Soros pay close attention to what the dark lord says and does. This man is a true antichrist. He wants nothing more for his totaltarian dream to become reality. Jim Chanos and Soros are just waiting for the right time to make their moves. The endgame is coming soon, folks. Say your prayers and pass the ammunition!

  • Michael

    There is an amazing gap between the financial Wealth and the TRUE wealth in the world…..

    Things must find a new balance !!!! In Europe, about the Euro, problems are bigs but only POLITICAL. THe debt is high but can be managed . I am more worried about USA, where problems are both ECONOMICAL and POLITICAL.

    i hope things will find a new balance slowly, without collapse !!!!

  • http://YAHOO RICHARD

    I BELIEVE THAT ALL THE THINGS YOUR TALKING ABOUT THAT YOU GAVE A 5 OR 10 YEAR TIMELINE IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITHIN THE NEXT 2 YEARS. ACTUALLY I AM SURPRISED WE HAVE LASTED THIS LONG.

    • dmitrya

      me too.

  • Kevin2

    Soros is way too out front for me. Something is wrong here.

    • highspeedloafer

      Yeah Kevin, I’m wondering whats up too. Maybe as he is getting older he has come to realize that a push in the right direction is what is needed if the US is to collapse in time for him to celebrate. It makes me question just how many bullets it would take to slow this thing down if it can be slowed down.

      If our government were on the right side of this, those bullets would have already found their mark.

  • tappedops

    Prep all you want… fear this and that…bla bla bla—when i walk out my front door its the wild west… i dont pay taxes… i dont go to court… i do what i please— and if you dont like it …draw down —ill beat you every time… at my front door or on the street… were the NeW FrOntieR…get the led out…

  • Mario

    Things will become increasingly difficult as the year progress but will not be as bad as everyone says it will. But as we work our way to the end of 2013 that will be a different story. I believe that before the end of 2013 the U.S. will be non revelant in the world. The whole economy will have collapsed in on it’s self. The people will be rioting in the streets, the military will be recalled back home to control the home front. The people and politicians will have lost the appetite to police the world with all the Kaos at home. This will leave Isreal to fend for its self as the wolves sorround it to wipe it off the face of the earth…….and that’s only the beginning of distress of the coming days.
    The world will change by mid December 2013. The time to prepare is short.
    God has been giving us ample warnings that enough is enough. He is preparing to put the King of Kings and Lord of Lords Jesus on the throne of this world, He is our only hope people, do what you want but it will not change what He says will happen. He is comming.

  • chiller

    It’s Soros and corporate stooges like him that are scared. THEY are the ones behind NDAA because they know we the people of the United States of America are heavily armed and coming for them to pay for their despicable deeds which resulted in their obscene wealth at our expense and our dire predicament. No one is being held accountable now but that will soon change. If he and his ilk think for one minute our sons and daughters in the military will protect them by killing Americans, they are sadly mistaken. Your party is over Soros and company….and ours is just about to begin…

  • josh

    batten down the hatches.

  • SKE

    This is what Soros does. He’s an expert at collapsing economies and scaring the crap out of people in order to control them. I,for one, will continue to live my life, even if it’s a meager one and not worry about this thug and his ilk. We the People are bigger and stronger than this.

  • Louise in MO

    Very disturbing! Keeps people on the edge of their seats. I disagree that it is an “exciting time to be alive.” To those who have a death wish, maybe, but not to those who do not!

  • justamom

    Michael,
    Please forgive my ignorance and take a moment to explain the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency. How does that benefit us as a nation and how does that affect our economy? What will happen if US dollars cease to be the world’s reserve currency? Perhaps this question is too complicated for the comment section and you’d prefer to write an article at a future date.
    Thanks for all you do to help us understand the US economy and the factors contributing to its coming collapse.

  • trebor ozal

    Well said Muddsguns! Every one of my friends and family have been thinking I have been crazy for the last 7 years. Even to the point that I have lost a few friends over the years.

    Now they come into my Barbershop and ask me what I have done over the last few years. They ask me about food storage, guns, ammo, and all kinds of other questions. I help as much as I can but I have let ALL of the know that no one will be welcome at my home. This really takes them aback. They dont understand I cant feed, house or arm everyone.

    Every one of you will have to dig real deep and find that inner “a–hole” in yourself. Really, if all of you family would show up could you feed them all for weeks? If so you are much better than I am.

    Being PREPARED means a lot more than just supplies. Get your heart and mind ready. Thats were the real fight will be.

  • Pamela

    Lindsay Williams says the elite have a “code of honor” where they have to tell the rest of us what they are going to do before they do it. Soros is doing that in this speech.

  • Ron

    Once America is gone, there will be no place left for the world to flee to!

  • Insane

    When I was younger ( about 20+ years ago ) I knew nothing about or even gave any thought about our economy. Till one day I got a flyer in the mail saying that I could refinance my house for 100% of its value. I knew at that time something was wrong with that. So I started studying what really was going on with or economy and how the banks did business along with the federal reserve and wall street and so on. Don’t listen to Democratics or Republicans its all the same B.S. So I made very good decisions on my finances based on what I learned. So close your ears and open your eyes the time is growing short.

  • MeJustMe

    I don’t trust Soros one bit. He must be signaling the time is here. He more than likely is the chief engineer.

  • Scott

    Will war and economic collapse happen in 2012? Maybe.

    But they could have happened at any time in the last decade already, and have not. They may, or may not, happen this year but even if they don’t, they most certainly will at some point in the near-term. The fundamentals are so bad, it is inevitable.

    So what to do, then? The nations of the world find themselves in the clutches of Satanists like Soros, Buffet, Merkel, Obama, et al, and they’re more or less unstoppable now. Indeed their miscreant behavior waxes bolder day by day, so little do they fear God or their fellow man.

    Nevertheless God remains on His throne and will judge all manner of ungodliness upon the earth, and that much sooner than any of us imagines. The guilty will all be brought to punishment.

    The imperative thing for those of us alive today is to come to terms with what God has done for us on the cross. Namely, that God in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ paid for all of our sins with His Blood, that He died in our place to pay the penalty of sin, and rose again on the third day as the Scriptures said that He would.

    If you have not yet trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as your own personal Lord and Savior and you are reading this, then there is still time. Confess to Him in your own words that you’re a sinner, lost and without hope – as all of us are apart from Him – and ASK Him to save you today, even now, at this very moment.

    The end of this world is drawing closer, and who knows when that fateful day will be? Accept what the Lord Jesus Christ did for you on the cross and ask Him to save you right now, trusting nothing else but Him and His finished work, while there is still time!

    • justamom

      Chris, in recent weeks you have made some excellent posts here on this blog. Thanks. I hope folks are reading and heeding. God bless!

  • Game Over

    Turn on: To possibility
    Tune in: To unprecedented freedom
    Drop out: Of…everything…

  • JR

    Funny Soros would be concerned about this…. since basically he – and his ilk – that caused this all to happen.

    OBAMA WHITE HOUSE: A DIV. OF GOLDMAN SACHS

  • David M

    Maybe the system is more resilient than they thought. The longer it continues, the more people who become aware. And become more a danger to them.

    So, here comes Soros with his doom and gloom. And if the global system were a man hanging on a cliffs edge, here’s Soros stepping on the fingers trying to get it to fall.

  • Cleo

    As soon as the weather warms up, anarchists, socialists, communists, and the uber left will be turned loose irregardless of whether we have an economic collapse then or later. I think everyone who reads the collapse blog knows a total meltdown is coming. When it comes is hard to determine, because the elites will keep it propped up until there is finally nothing left to prop it up with. Be prepared to defend your life and property.

    I live 3 miles outside a town a town of 4500 in Kansas, home of the State’s favorite progressive Sebelius. I live on old Hwy 24 along the river, and we’ve seen several arson’s set to out buildings in the area (not mine), but not to houses. That’s never happened around here before.

    Not sure if that means a rise up or not, but I still feel safer here than in a big metro area.

  • r.bitting

    You people can prep all you want, but if your hope is’nt in Jesus Christ first and foremost, then you are wasting your time because there is nowhere a man can hide, no amount of food you can store, no amount of gold you can buy, and no amount of weaponry you can deploy that will save you. God will judge this nation for it’s immorality and it’s departure from the truth. To whom much is given, much is expected, and America has spit in Gods face. America is experiencing Romans ch. 1 & Deuteronomy ch. 28 and things will continue to get progessively worse as America spirals deeper and deeper into depravity. I will continue to pray for those of you here who faithfully follow Jesus ( I know who you all are ), that you and your families will remain faithful to the end because you are my family and family looks out for one another. I will also pray for the rest of you that God may extend grace to you and your families, that you may be saved. Not that you even care. The hour of Americas watchman has come because truth has stumbled in the street.

  • http://EconomicCollapse Already Gone

    It is possible George Soros is telling the truth
    and i mean it in the way he may a guilty conscience and truly feels that he should say something, or he and his buddies have a lot of money bet on the economy collapsing and making a huge bundle.Another posssibility is that they are happy to finally see that there new world order plans may be implemented.As for the Gestapo tactics that he says will be used to maintain law and order well good luck there is not enough law enforcement/military to do so
    this is a reflection of why gun sales are at a
    all time high.As for india buying oil from iran and paying gold for it is a no brainer based on the fact iran hates the u.s and wants to do whatever they can to destroy this country and
    by demanding countries pay with different forms
    of currency will hurt.And the hell with China,
    Russia and the rest of them.And think about why this country makes little effort to drill for oil here use up what they have first and save what is here for later. My Personal opinion is that this is a well thought out and carefully planned take over of society and i hope the arrogant individuals understand they will have one hell of a fight on there hands to make it happen.

  • Ken

    2012 will be one crazy year. 2008 will be nothing compared with what lies ahead.

  • BenjiK

    G. Soros should really let our president in on his forecasts, because according to BO’s “State of My Campaign Address”, the economic climate in the U.S. is coming up roses….

    On a side-note, we have allocated a portion of our tax returns to pay off the little debt we have left and the rest for non-perishable food, manual implement tools, various non-GMO seeds and miscellaneous first aid/safety/defense supplies.

    • BenjiK

      One more thought, I understand Joseph Granville’s interpretation on low volume regarding the DOW, but it sure seems the financial markets have become oblivious to dismal economic data as of late. Especially regarding the news of major world markets dumping the U.S. dollar in the oil market. Anybody have any thoughts regarding this?

  • Gary2

    Here is a list of all the Republican Jobs Plans:
    1. None
    2. Nada
    3. Nothing.
    4. Save the lightbulb.
    5. Zip
    6. Zero
    7. Zilch
    8. Tax Breaks for the Job Cremators
    9. No Clue
    10. We’ll get back to you next week.
    11. Cut funding to Planned Parenthood based on lies.
    12. Still working on it.
    13. Living Wage Jobs are a socialist agenda.
    14. More tax breaks for Job Cremators
    15. Poison the planet for profit
    16. Still working on it go back to sleep and we will get back to you with a new lie just before next election.

    I loved how Obama took these scum down during his speech!

    The list was copied/paste from a comment on huff po

  • Gary2

    So what do all of you think is going to happen in 2012?

    Obama will win and take the country left and solve the problems.

    The right will be crushed for a generation.

    We will tax the rich hard and companies that are multinational even harder and use the money to help the 99% of us.

    Don’t believe me? just watch!

    • nowwthen

      Think of all the money you could have made shining shoes in the time you’ve spent dreaming about spending our money. Do you think your ridiculous posts have ever swayed the opinion of anyone who reads The Economic Collapse? If you were a British soldier in the trenches during WW1 you’d probably pop your head up and yell, “Tax the Kaiser” over to the Germans. They’d be just as convinced as we are but far less tolerant.

    • McKinley Morganfield

      Your hatred and envy is amazing. Too bad 30-40% of the people are similarly deranged. BTW, Soros, Buffet, Gates, Hollywood multi-millionaires, Goldman Sachs, GE, BP, AIG, Bank of America, and so forth are the supporters of Obama and the fascistic left. Best wash and press your brown shirt as we plunge into chaos.

    • whteshark

      I don’t believe you. He’s not a dictator…..yet. As long as The Republicans have 41 Senators they’ll stop anything he tries to implement.

      I have no faith in the Republican Party but I know them well enough that obstruction and stalemate is better than the anti-liberty progressive agenda.

    • Macnasty

      Can you change your handle to robinhood instead of gary2 your hero isn’t going to fix anything and neither are you, you want something in life you WORK for it and don’t expect someone ie gov. to take it from someone else to give to you,we will wait and see what happens but if history is a guide we’re all in Trouble.

  • http://worldendsat5newsat11.blogspot.com Tony Lamb

    Soros, World Bank, IMF must feel pretty strongly about all this to go so public with it.
    Therfore I think we only have a couple of months at best before all of Europe falls into the economic abyss and we will follow them into the void very shortly.
    I think in 6 to 9 months Americans will be eating their pets and drinking water from swimming pools and after that I guess it’s rat meat on a stick while you are sitting around campfires in your back yard to keep warm.
    See HOW to survive an Economic Collapse at:
    http://surviving12-21-2012.blogspot.com

  • McKinley Morganfield

    They are attempting to scare you to justify support for QEx10 and set the path towards hyperinflation.

    • BenjiK

      Just today Bernanke said that more QE remains a viable option.

  • 007

    I follow Soros investments very closely. He definitely seems to have inside information. He seems to be saying we may face the sovereign debt bubble bursting and the dollar bubble and the treasury bubble. We might be wise to pay attention. Just like the Titanic. No place to escape.

    Wow they are talking about bank holidays and currency devaluation.

  • mark

    Look at the history of Sorros. He always starts talking down a country and hopes that enough people will believe his words so that the collaspe will happen sooner than later. He then swoops in makes a ton of wealth at the expence of said country. He is a snake and is an evil man. What ever it means is not looking good so keep on preping so that we do not have to cry to the government to feed us. I beleave in Self-Reliance.

  • BillT

    Reality is a bitch, and most of the above commenters are in denial. Too bad for them, good for me. I read all of the referred articles before I read this one and they are all pointing the same direction. Down…way down.

  • Colin

    One of the linked-to articles mentioned two welfare states. There is the welfare state for the 99%, and there is the welfare state for the 1%. The capitalist class demonizes the former and are poised to destroy this state, while they willingly embrace the latter as it furthers their interests.

    I share Gerald Celente’s pessimism. I see our global civilization in crisis, and I believe we all will be tested as individuals in the decades to come.

    Recently, the European Union voted as a bloc to embargo oil coming from Iran. This union would honor its current contract, which expires in July. This is a historic move which will further isolate Iran.

    Recently, the Arab League went to the United Nations and sought this body’s aid in resolving the crisis in Syria.

    Recently, the loyalists of the former Libya regime successfully staged a major revolt in an important city, and have exposed the weaknesses of the current government in restoring order to this war weary nation.

    The Arab Spring is not yet done, and our country may be pulled into another crisis.

    P.S. The article from the Independent is not recent. It’s from 2009.

  • dan17

    more people are waking up. the challenge for us is to stay sane under the circumstances and to protect each other. if we have the bare necessities for the time being we should be fine. at the same time we have to educate our children to be good and be good ourselves.

  • Save the Republic

    Sounds like they are crying out to the Fed to start the printing presses again, hyperinflation here we come…

  • http://pennypincherpersonalfinance.blogspot.com Penny Pincher

    It’s engineered. Soros has crashed the currencies of 4 countries, by shorting them.

    Personally, because of this, I expect hyperinflation for the dollar, which would be a result of it crashing. Already we’ve had several votes of no faith in the dollar and yet O’Bummer & Co keep spending like a drunken sailor on shore leave.

    Back to engineered: A few years ago (’09 I think?) several countries and Mr. Soros met without inviting the US and discussed making the dollar not the world’s reserve currency any more. The upshot of this is that Mr. Soros has been either attempting to protect himself from the crash of the dollar, or he is attempting to crash the dollar. Or both. Look at his history. You decide.

    Likewise, China has been using up its dollars to buy assets worldwide such as real estate, industrial concerns like mines, and the like. The kind of stuff that good ole boys who remember the Depression or the Eisenhower administration buy instead of stocks and bonds. They have not been haggling over the price either, just trying to spend those dollars. If they just tried to exchange the dollars for something else, it would warp the market. So this is their way of divesting. I am guessing they’re almost done.

    The IMF has warned us (April 2011), also Mr. Putin has complained about US fiscal policy being out of control and reckless. O’Bummer didn’t listen. The Bernank didn’t listen.

    These other superpowers, and our oppressed helots, might have some kind of schadenfreude in the fall of America, but they also stand to lose a lot because they won’t be able to decouple from the dollar fast enough – doing it fast would cause it to tank now. And the whole world could become quite unstable.

    Riots are the least of our worries. If it all becomes too unstable, then we might not have working sewers and then we’d really go to s**t. Lack of sanitation would be a killer. Literally. Got cholera? You will. If we have riots, there won’t be enough cops. They will do “triage” on our neighborhoods and let the poor ones burn while protecting City Hall. Our freedom would disappear. And they don’t care. They’ll be in their bunkers.

    What I suggest is, anyone with grocery money, find a friend who belongs to Sams Club, or find like an Asian grocery, any place that sells really large bags of rice, and buy as much white rice as you can afford (keeps longer than brown). In bulk it’s about 50 cents a pound now. Then buy a large bag of beans, and a few cans of vitamins, and some big jugs of water, or find some nice containers and put water in them. Add a little bleach. Now you have some food security.

    Stay out of the FEMA camps no matter what you do. It is preferable to be in the wilderness than to be in a refugee camp, is the experience of many refugees worldwide. As much as it might suck to be in the wilderness as a refugee. You can learn how to survive now, while you still have access to books.

    Soros’ dilemma is, there might not be any there there, when he’s done crashing the dollar.

    • McKinley Morganfield

      “Soros’ dilemma is, there might not be any there there, when he’s done crashing the dollar”

      Well said and apropos.

  • http://goldenladyfun.blogspot.com Pat

    Stand Up! It won’t be long now. In the coming tumult there will be food shortages, economic collapse, massive increase in fuel costs, increase electricity costs, failing health care, failing housing, out of control crime and unprofessional police actions. This is hell on earth for most Americans. In addition, war will be inevitable.

    Why? Would you believe that this implosion has been planned from the very start? Can you believe that the American population was deliberately targeted. But there are ways of protecting yourself.

    Goldenladyfun.blogspot.com is a distributor of gold and silver. The day will come when we will no longer be able to assist you and your families with precious metals. We will be out of business and on our way to our protective shelter.

    We have tried to avoid any involvement with politics. But we do endorse Ron Paul. As far as we can tell he is our only hope for the future of the country. The way that the media have tried their best to ignore him only tells you that if they are against him it must be a good thing for the people.

    We know Mr. Paul is not sexy. We know he is old news. We know he has conservative Christian values. We know that he is not bought and paid for by big corporations like others who shall go nameless. But if you do not stand up and voice the people’s choice you will be a ragged people living as impoverished slaves. You must not allow the TV to influence your good sense.

    Its sort of like trying to get my son to do his homework. He is so turned off by school that he can not stomach the reality and instead would prefer to play video games. Is that you?

    For once in your life do something to save the only life raft you have. Stand up.

  • Paul

    Yeah, don’t listen to them.

    Just continue as before and everything will be fine.

  • http://economicsurvivor.net Economic Survivor

    I think there’s a lot of truth in what’s reported as being said. However, I believe part of it is designed to make us all grateful for less and to realign comparatively wealthy nations into pliable commodities via imposition of punishing economic bondage. Funnily enough, just this morning … http://economicsurvivor.net/2012/01/25/bondage-is-still-alive-if-unwell/

  • VyseLegend

    Soros is probably using predictive programming because he has himself hedged for the collapse. When stocks collapse he will be waiting with open arms to buy up the nascent industries waiting to rise from the ashes, just like the wealthy did after the 1930s depression.

    • BenjiK

      Exactly. Reminds me of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., who in 1929 was worth around $4 million but by 1935 had amassed a fortune of over $180 million. I have a feeling there is currently an elite group waiting on the sidelines, ready to pounce by following the Joe Kennedy model.

  • http://lnx-bsp.net/ Tel

    I see a big portion of “Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste” philosophy out there. We are at the stage where everyone knows there’s a rough patch coming, no one knows quite how rough. These are the typical tactics:

    * Pointing blame is a good way to distract attention away from the policies that caused the problem.

    * Find scapegoats, for the same reason.

    * Make excuses to need “emergency powers” that are “completely temporary” and that you never ever intend to relinquish.

    * Take advantage of the rule of law breaking down to slip through a few not-quite-above-board deals and if anyone gets suspicious then rapidly muddy the water but calling “conspiracy theory” and throwing up red herrings.

    * Push it all closer to the brink, when you should be pushing the other way, so then with some hand waving you can get even more crisis energy happening.

    If the world financial crisis wasn’t real, then someone would have to invent one.

  • Paddy

    Wtf is with all the people on this site bagging socialism and all that jazz?

    Do you even know what it means? It doesnt mean a soviet dictatorship if thats what you think. It means subsidised healthcare and the like. Though of course coming in varying degrees.

    Im not saying thats what needed to change stuff. But rather i think that you guys need to learn about this ************ before you slag it.

  • pete

    I got Corzined right in the Celente during my Costa Concordia about 17 years ago.

    At that time it seemed clear (to me) something was bad wrong. I started buying 300$ a pop St. Augustines and then bullion.

    We went cash only and started doing what is now known as “prepping”. The worse it gets, the better we like it.

  • karen

    You won’t believe all the preppers I am finding in the military, pretty cool. From their own underground bunkers and so on, a lot of folks just don’t say much they are just prepared!!!

  • grandpa

    Soros isnt far from taking a ************************…

  • Syrin

    Of COURSE they are. Soros has destroyed the economy of FIVE different nations already and is a frequent visitor to the White House. He owns virtually all the major organizations funded the Nazicrats. He’s created an army of greedy self centered mindless drones that I like to call Garys/Brown Shirts, and has recently told us his mindless Garys will now get violent.

  • Another Richard

    Soros is part of the Elite/Illuminati as is the World Bank and IMF. He is saying exactly what they are going to do by the end of 2012. Lindsey Williams interview on goldseek radio on Oct 11th, 2011 lays it all out as the Elite have told him. By the end of 2012 the $ will be Dead (but still in use) and the stock market will have crashed to lows below 2008. A barrel of oil will sell for closer to $200 than $150. This all part of the Elite’s Plan to bring down America. They do have the power to do so.

    • raif bustamante

      there is no october 11, 2011 in the archives. could you check the date and let us know which broadcast you are referring to?

      • Save the Republic

        Check out Lindsey’s interview on Alex Jones on Dec. 28th. We should now be on “red alert”. Devaluation coming soon, get out of dollars. War with Iran and $7+/gal gasoline soon to follow. Take your excess cash and buy tangible assets (FOOD,WATER,GOLD/SILVER,GUNS,SURVIVAL ITEMS)asap, before your dollars become virtually worthless. Time seems extremely short.

  • Patriot Alice

    CRAZY PEOPLE ARE IN CHARGE…..Want some examples?……..Obama just wants to raise taxes and borrow and spend our way to financial prosperity….Crazy people are running our countries….
    The Greeks are in control whether Europe survives? Crazy but true! Who’s next Italy? Spain, Portugal, etc.? How much irresponsibility can the world take. I too believe we are on the brink. The blind are leading the stupid….***************

  • BW

    I’m with Kevin2. This is sitting like rocks in my stomach. I think we can all officially stop saying “it’s coming” and start saying, “it’s here”…

  • REED RICHARDS

    Michael,

    Seriously? After all you have posted you would ask this question? Yes, Soros is garbage, but the fact remains he is part and parcel of the power elite that runs the show. He is a member of the exclusive club that will shut things down if need be. But as a practical matter, the coming collapse will happen, it can’t be stopped, and the only question that remains is what will happen afterwards?

    “Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?”

  • Rancher

    Tickle you ears… double minded… father of lies? If any of us listen to the prez lie about the state of the nation, or what some politician will do for us, or what some rich socialist will do to warn and or pretend to save us we are…fools.

    You better look around and do a gut check. It is your gut which will be getting hungry and back which will need protecting.

    Stop spending time reading and blogging unless you have set up yourself for at least one full year to survive with no re-supply. If not you will soon find out you had wished you had spent the time doing that instead of posting comments.

    Glad to see other preppers out there…

    preppergroups.com is where you need to go to contact others of your breed. Just don’t go there thinking someone there will have pity on you and take your worthless rear end in and shelter you…because after all you are worth it…right? Ha ha ha The govt pretends to always be concerned about your self esteem but real preppers are not. All we care about starts out with …what is in you stack of supplies stuff and how long it will last you.

    Faith (prepper beliefs) without works (tangible supplies and lots of them) is dead. Like in…. you are dead.

  • knightowl77

    Agreed….hype to scare the sheeple into giving up more and more until total control is established….

    Still haven’t completely gone Galt but I am almost there.

  • steelerdude

    I just wonder how George has kept the nazi hunters from Israel off him?

    Yup George, your 80 and due for a heart attack any day…I the pee of a 1000 people cover your grave!

  • George

    Several years ago Kuwait (remember the first Gulf War) abandoned the dollar pricing of oil and went to a “currency basket” price. So, while a slap in the face to the US, an Arab shift to currency basket pricing is not really news. As Jim Rickards has lucidly described in his new book “Currency Wars”, currency blocs are simply one of the four logical outcomes of 40 years of dollar debasement. Currency blocs will cause trading friction and pain but will probably not lead to a financial meltdown.

    I suspect that George Soros wants a financial meltdown (or at least the perception of one) and has already positioned himself accordingly. Panic in the financial markets would likely lead to the SDR as a world currency, another alternative that Rickards thoroughly examines. Gold and chaos are the other alternatives.

    As the dollar’s role in international trade continues to diminish, which it will, currency blocs are far from the worst alternative and may be the best the US can reasonably hope for.

  • Nick Nailer

    Did you forget that you’re running a site calle the Economic Collapse? Don’t point fingers.

  • xander cross

    Anytime that even Soros is preparing, you know something is up? All I am doing is getting out of debt, and living with less, learning to do without. I live in a small city, believe me, you don’t want people who cant afford their medicine and drugs have to go through a forced detox in mass.

    • Paul

      Nice to know that there are more out there like that.

      Getting out of debt and living with less is definitely a good recipe for the country.

      Want to become President?

      Dump the whole millionaires congress and get some single moms and dads in there.

  • mondobeyondo

    Either George Soros, Christine Lagarde, and the IMF, and others who are supposedly “in the know”, are intentionally trying to scare us – or they are getting scared themselves.

    Perhaps they’ve encountered a situation that they no longer have any control of. They’ve run out of rabbits to pull from their hats, and that magic wand just isn’t working like it used to. It’s possible that they may actually be telling the truth about an impending financial crisis. You can cry “wolf” only so many times, before the sheeple start to catch on.

    Yes, I think some members of the elite might be getting scared themselves. Quick, close the lid on Pandora’s box! NOW!! Oops… too late…

    • mondobeyondo

      What does that bode for the rest of us? Weeelll…

      Remember those fire extinguishers on the office wall, that were in these glass containers that said, “Break glass in case of emergency”? If there is a national emergency, a lot of store front windows and bank windows and homeowners’ windows will get broken.

      • Michelin

        Oh stop. The perps running scared? WAKE UP. It is THEY who planned the collpase, and its going exactly to plan. You can not bring in One World Gov unless the old is swept away and that is what thye are doing and why.

        • Matthew

          You hit the nail on the head. This has been planned and those with the most at stake are preparing for the transition to more consolidated totalitarian rule.

          • http://twitter.com/theheartlander Heartlander

            The “almost gleefully” in the second blue blockquote gives it away.

  • http://www,Back2theLand.com Old Timer

    A consideration of the forcasts are mostly by elderly investors/bankers who with a wisper can influence markets. So the question is, since these people live in a rare atmosphere of power, why the down beat hints to us serfs?

    If the DOW and other market inerests can be driven down 4000 points or more there must be PROFIT to be made – nothing is done without PROFIT in mind.

    The socialization of state wherein billions of people are cared for will be hit the hardest and, yes, riots are going to happen. When Watts was burning in the 60′s the aftermath was mega sports TV to keep the serfs occupied. The analogy to the Romen gladiators is similar to keep the masses content along with the food dole. Things never change.

    What to do? Rich people are trying to hold on, worrying about taxes and turning over their investments. The middleclass, what is left of it, is going broke and joining the poor while learning new job skills like being a “greeter”.

    My solution may not be yours since I have been building up for 30 plus years, but getting rural is a move to higher ground. There are so many elderly people in rural USA that their children do not want them. They would entertain an idea of shareing space and labors with your family.

    Humankind has always dreamed of their own home, their own garden and a place of freedom of druive by shootings, vice, and corruption. A safe place for children. You will not find that in the city no matter how high your securirty fence is.

    Old Timer.

  • Craig

    The economy in 2012 will get gradually worse, and something significant will happen in the August/September time frame. I don’t know if this will be a U.S. event or world event. Because of this there is no way Obama will be re-elected as president of the U.S. People will be desperate for a change.

    Does anybody know the track record of this prophetic guy John Paul Jackson? He’s on TV, so that makes me skeptical right there because of that. Is he for real or just another internet prohetic guy that is “out there”? Anyway, he says the Lord kept speaking to him about the coming economic woes of 2012.

    http://www.prayct.org/2009/01/07/john-paul-jacksons-perfect-storm-prophecy/

    • Michelin

      If folks were really that desparate for change they would back Ron Paul or Ralph Nader and switch the sitcoms OFF.

    • Michael T.

      I sat under JP’s ministry for 7 yrs when I was ASsistant Pastor of an ARlington church. Real deal? YOU BET!!!

    • merrily

      Hi! I strumbled upon John Paul Jackson in 2007, and was quite skeptical at first, as you were. However, after that I started paying attention to his “preparing for the perfect storm” prophecies. He appears to have the utmost integrity, and a genuine gift. His track record over the last five years has been perfect. If you havent already check out his video online “the coming perfect storm” which he put out in 2008″ and updates since then, as well as website of the same name. Hope you find this helpful-take care.

  • http://theafricanamericanclarioncall.com Greg L

    >>>Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.<<<

    This, in a nutshell, explains why there's an upcoming war with Iran. A move towards this will break the linkage between the dollar and oil, so they must control the oil outright to save the dollar. This will be a misstep of major proportions and the opening of WW III.

  • Craig

    “The Coming woes of 2012″ prophetic word in 2008. I don’t know his track record, but forward to the 14:20 mark in this video.

    http://www.prayct.org/2009/01/07/john-paul-jacksons-perfect-storm-prophecy/

    • justamom

      I have heard some good things about him, Craig. Time will tell if he is correct. In the meantime his wise counsel at the of the clip is appropriate whether he is right or wrong.
      Thanks for posting this link. May God have mercy upon us!

  • knightowl77

    BTW Obammy says the Auto Industry is back…stronger than ever….I’m thinken he should’ve read your blog first…Oh wait facts just get in his way….

    Which liar in chief are we going to end up with next year? I can’t wait /sarc

  • Morella

    George Soros looks like the living dead. Same with Warren Buffet. How these guys stay alive, I don’t know, I think they made a deal with the devil.

    • Jedi

      I was thinking Soros actually looks like The Emperor in Return of the Jedi. :)

  • Joe

    Good news for the rest of humanity that the petrobuck scam is finally coming to an end.

  • Orwell

    This technique is well known since comunist times Scare the people, spread rumors than contol, Come on guys, been there, done that, all I’ve seen in the last 3-4 years was experimented in eastern comunist countries. Same methods and most likely same results. Take a look in the history and you’ll see the future.

  • Justin O’Buddy

    Things are moving along exactly as planned. The only story left is how will they get rid of 6.5 billion worthless eaters.

    • Michelin

      Thank God someone gets it!
      Look to the burgeoning pandemic option as the most efficient, Elite-friendly Mathusian method.

      • John

        Why do you think they “mutated” the bird flu in the Netherlands to make “air transmission” viable? Scientific knowlege has nothing to do with it, its just the preparation for the release. They wont keep it under wraps and hidden for long. Billions will die.

  • Pastor Donald Eskine

    Proverbs 3:5-6 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    LOOK UP THE KING IS COMING!
    JESUS

    • justamom

      Good reminders, Pastor. Thank you and God bless!

  • Another Richard

    We must prepare with ownership of physical Gold and SILVER

    • Paul

      GOLD and SILVER is rubbish.

      Who in his right mind would give you FOOD for your GOLD and SILVER when everyone else is starving?

      Get yourself some local food, clothing and accomodation and support your economy this way and there won’t be a crash.

      Oil and Fuel and stuff at walmart is all imported and adds to Americas trade imbalance.

      You find nice things at second hand shops. Some old stuff that survived many a crisis.

  • DownWithLibs

    You know you can’t trust this hip-cat any farther than you could throw him. The real question – after his support of the OWS – is what would this Devil-in-a-three-piece-suite have to gain from this?

  • Agoraphobic Plumber

    What Kevin2 said. Something is way rotten when Soros and the prepper community agree on something.

  • rev. abijah de sade

    2012? The Louisiana bicentennial comes to mind. Superman dies forever. X-day 15 in July. Possible Ragnarok. Mass hypgnosis. Chicken plague. New rival cults. Bedbugs getting worse. Were already living in a world that resembles an old bad sci-fi movie, and the special effects are getting worse. Its election year, so I get to decide between two bowls of *******. Hoorah.

  • http://24kazoo.americangoldreserve.com/ 24 karat kazoo

    As you reread the following Soros statement think back to an interview when he discussed how he assisted the Nazis in rounding up fellow Jews. I think he would like to see Americans cracked down on today. It’s time to be prepared.

    As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”

  • sorosmenot

    Soros only thinks about his own future and how he can profit. He makes his fortunes with insider information that you and I only learn after the fact. I don’t trust a word he says. Study his possble motives in his statements and go from there.

  • Antonio Gonzalez

    It’s not Soros or world bank. It”s the americans free lunch
    going to the end.

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