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The Economic Collapse Is Not A Single Event

Many people hype “the coming economic collapse” as if it is some kind of big summer Hollywood blockbuster.  Many people out there write about it as if it is something that will happen in a single day or over a few weeks and that it will suddenly change how the entire world functions.  But that is not how the financial world works.  The financial world is like a game of chess – very slow and methodical.  Yes, there are times when things happen very quickly (like back in 2008), but even that crisis played out over a number of months.  Sadly, most Americans are not used to thinking in terms of months or years.  These days, most Americans have the attention span of a goldfish and most Americans have been trained to expect instant gratification.  They are simply not accustomed to being patient and to wait for things.  Well, despite what you may have read, the economic collapse is not going to be a single event.  It is going to play out over quite a few years.  In some ways we are experiencing an economic collapse right now.  When the next major financial crisis occurs, many will be calling that “an economic collapse”.  But if you really want to grasp what is happening to us, you need to think long-term.  We are heading for a complete and total nightmare, but it is going to take some time to get to the end of the story.

Yes, there will certainly be times of great chaos.  The financial crisis of 2008 was one of those moments.

But the financial crisis of 2008 did not completely destroy us.

Neither will the next crisis.

I think it is helpful to think of what is happening to us as a series of waves.

When you build a beautiful sand castle on the beach, the first wave that comes in does not totally destroy it.

Rather, the first wave weakens the castle and it is destroyed by subsequent waves.

Well, that is what is happening to us.

The financial crisis of 2008 was a wave.

The epicenter of the next great financial crisis will be in Europe and that will be another wave.

For many, the next financial crisis will feel like “the end of the world” but it won’t be.

There will be waves after that one that will be even worse.

Yes, the waves are going to start coming more rapidly and will start becoming more intense.

In that way, they will kind of be like birth pains.

But these problems did not build up overnight and they are not going to disappear overnight either.

A lot of people that write about the coming economic collapse seem to suggest that we should just let it happen so that the “recovery” can begin.

Unfortunately, it is not going to be so simple.

It took decades to build up a national debt of almost 16 trillion dollars.

It took decades for American consumers to build up the greatest consumer debt bubble in the history of the world.

It took decades to gut the economic infrastructure of the United States and ship millions of our jobs overseas.

These problems are going to plague us for a very long time.

Sadly, a lot of people out there seem to wish for an economic apocalypse.  They seem to think that if the global financial system crashes that the government is going to disappear and we are going to start fighting with each other using sharp pointed sticks.

Well, it simply is not going to happen.

The U.S. government is not going to help you survive when things hit the fan, but it is not going to disappear either.

In fact, the federal government will probably try to grab more power than ever in an attempt to “restore order”.

The governments of Europe are not going to disappear either.  In fact, in the long run Europe is probably going to end up more “federalized” than ever even if the euro breaks up in the short run.

A lot of people out there seem to think that when the old system collapses that it will give them an opportunity to help put in a new system.

Sorry, but that is not going to happen either.

The powers that be are going to have their own ideas about what needs to happen.

They never like to let a good crisis go to waste, and they will certainly try to use every crisis to shape the world even more in their own image.

The coming economic collapse is going to play out over a number of years and it is going to be absolutely horrible.

Billions of people will deeply suffer because of it.

It will be unlike anything any of us have ever seen.

Personally, I believe that it will eventually be much worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The United States is going to get hit particularly hard.  The United States is going to lose its position as the leading economic power on the globe and the U.S. dollar is going to lose its position as the default reserve currency of the world.

If you thought that the unemployment crisis during the last recession was bad, just wait until you see what is coming.

We are heading for a complete and total unemployment nightmare in the United States.  Unemployment is eventually going to soar well up into the double digits.

The U.S. government will try a wide variety of measures to try to “fix” things, and some will likely have some limited success.

But the debt-fueled prosperity that we are all enjoying now is going to come to an end.

Many communities all over America will degenerate into rotting cesspools.

There are going to be riots in our major cities, crime and looting will be absolutely rampant and it will seem like society is coming apart at the seams.

The U.S. government will likely respond by becoming more authoritarian than ever, and that will truly be frightening.

But all of this is going to play out over time.

Right now, things are not as good as they were five years ago.

A couple of years from now, things will be even worse.  Many of us will look back and wish that we could return to the “good old days” of 2011 and 2012.

We are on a decline that is not going to stop.  There will be little false bubbles of hope like we are in now, but they won’t last long.

But just because the economy is falling apart does not mean that your life is over.  Many that are busy preparing right now will be greatly blessed even in the middle of all the chaos.

And it is when things are the darkest that the greatest lights are needed.

Make the decision right now to be a light during the times ahead.

You can choose to let the times that are coming destroy you, or you can choose to make them the greatest adventure of your life.

The choice is up to you.

  • peter

    The economic System is simply a manifestation of the deeper spiritual state of the people. If the people are morally corrupted then surely they will die.

    Amerika has been dead a very long time. It’s only now, as money disappears, that people begin to notice the stench of decaying souls. When considering the cause of the collapse, conspicuous by its absence is any condisderation of : abortion, homosexuality, porn, same sex marriage, etc.

    The Culture of Death is deeply ingrained into the Amerikan psyche and will not soon be expunged.

    Who controls the planetary money sysem the investment banks, the porn indudstry, etc? Who re-writes history and never mentions that 27 million Christians [ Russian, German, American, European etc] died in WWII?

    How can God bless a country that hates His Son so inten sely?

    Society runs on a 3-legged stool : food, water, electricity. Japan has decided to cut off one leg. Observe what happens there.

    North Korea is the model for post-Christian Amerika. The Rule of Law there is vey simple : worship the Government or die. Starvation is a wondrful tool for persuading entire populations to ferrociously follow and obey the Dear Leader. It matters not if his name is “Mitt” or “Barrack”.

    Can this terrible fate be avoided? Yes. But we must begin to discuss, in the Public Space, the nature of the people who essentially control all money, all media, all history etc.

    Until they are converted to Christ there is no hope and no way out. Before conversion is possible, public discussion is required.

    Pray for their conversion and our salvation.

    God bless you.

    • GaryToo

      thanks peter for tackling the elephants in the room

  • http://none Orwell

    Hey Brave!!! Can you say DERIVATIVES??Its a multi quadrillion house of cards…This world has never faced anything like this..


    Unfortunately we are headed for a major collapse and there seems
    to be nothing we can do to stop it now.

    The government has gotten us so far in debt that there appears
    to be no way out.

    We continue to see our lifestyles go down while they
    continue to increase their wealth.

    Fortunately there is a way you can prosper
    from all this chaos.

    Here is a site put together by a millionaire that
    will help you understand what is coming our way
    and how you can open the black box and prosper
    the way they are.

    There is still time to prepare yourself but time is
    running out.

    We are headed for hyper inflation and higher

    Make sure you find a way to ride the wave through
    this chaos.

  • Owen

    I am more inclined to believe that before the economy falls apart, the U.S. will again suffer another sneak attack as yet another planned world war takes place. I do not see us winning that war.

  • MinutemanCDC_SC

    When economic and financial collapse is imminent or underway, the time-honored response is to go to war. War justifies to Congress greatly increased borrowing, and war also serves the foreign lenders’ purposes. Now just whom might the cash-rich banksters of central Europe and the oil-rich Mus|im sheiks of Araby see as their common enemy?

  • wolverine

    Death by a thousand cuts.


    Finally someone who sees reality and is not afraid to inform people the real truth of greed and corruption among the elite big govt., big banks, big corps, As a trained macroeconomic forecaster with 40 years of experience in canada from the university of western ontario uwo and leading scorer as a rugby hooker 1969/71 the banking system will implode even in uk and canada as the reserve ratios were with drawn in 1994. IDIOTS Using MORAL SUATION WHAT HORSE DUNG THE BANK OF CANADA IS NUTS THINKING THE CHARTERED BANKS WILL NOT SCREW CANADIANS. THANKING YOU INADVANCE FOR AN EXCELLENT DESCRIPTION WHY USA MUST KEEP INTEREST RATES LOW AS THE FED. DEBT IS OUT OF CONTROL

  • Elainee P.

    What is wrong with America? WE KICKED JESUS CHRIST out of everything. We told him we wanted a Government run by Evil men and he has given us BO, a Communist, Marxist Muslim. Say it isn’t so all you want too, but when the morons in America vote him back in, all Hell is going to break loose. Don’t say you were not warned.

  • Jonathan

    This crisis is an engineered crisis. What will amount to the greatest crime in history: World War Three.

    Implicit in that is the fact that there is an agenda at work behind the crisis. You hinted at it in the article. The government is NOT going away. It is going to become a monster that is no longer bound by the cage of the Constitution.

    When socialist entitlement statism ruins a nation, fascism is what results. Fascism is the last refuge of the angry socialist. Unwilling to let go of the entitlement mentality, but ravenously focused on recapturing lost “national pride” and finding the “common enemy of the nation.”

    What is coming is a new age of racial hatred and leftist violence, as the fascists and the Marxists go after one another with a vengeance. And throw in the Muslims for good measure.

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  • Yer Bendu

    I’m not sure what bike share is good for. I’m honestly not sure I’d ever use one. That doesn’t make them useless for everyone, but…You arrive somewhere on transit and you’re going some place for a short enough time that a shared bike is affordable (that is, not to work). The place you are is dense enough and has enough nearby destinations to support a bike share (it’s not a suburban P&R with lousy connecting transit service). The place you’re going is far enough that messing with a clunky bike is superior to walking (which is free), but close enough that messing with a bike is superior to taking a connecting bus (also free most of the time). That doesn’t really describe many of my trips. Maybe that’s because Seattle’s urban neighborhoods have such slow transit that you might as well bike the whole way…Anyway, a good chunk of trips start at home, and often the best leg of the journey for biking is from home to rapid transit. Therefore, a need for proper bike parking at rapid transit hubs seems obvious.

  • k

    superb article, you gave us accurate information in waves :)

  • HopeGirl

    Ummm… not to sound like a complete flake here. But hasn’t anybody heard of the massive amounts of gold waiting to be released to the people by the Keenan Lawsuit? Oh wait, many of you probably haven’t. The truth is, this collapse was planed. The money didn’t just disappear, it went somewhere. They stole it all. And we are going to get it all back and reset the economy. There is plenty of money for everyone in the world. All of their evil acts will soon be revealed. We shut cut off their money supply with the BIS Cease and Desist order. We have liens filed against the banks of the Federal reserve. The Fed and the IRS are both being audited. The US Marshalls filed the lawsuit that outed the Libor Scandal. 70% of the military is on the side of the people, not the banking cartels. There is an alliance of 180 non G5, G7 sovereign nations against those who have done this to us. So many good people are fighting the good fight to restore our freedoms and our prosperity to us. Support them. Spread the word!

    • Jonathan

      Well HopeGirl, I know your heart is in the right place, but you have some facts wrong. The money is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter. What matters is who controls its value. There’s a real good video on YouTube you should watch. It’s called “The Money Masters”. It’s long, long, long. But it’s extrememly interesting and entertaining. Watch it. You will understand everything.

      Forget the people. No one is fighting the real enemy. 99 percent have NO CLUE what is happening to them. Until fiat currency and fractional banking is done away with, we are all just slaves.

  • Rory

    You are literally insane haha.

  • Jonathan

    People are prisoners of their own minds. The solution to the economic collapse is elegantly simple. In fact, it is so simple that I am quite willing to guarantee you that I, a lowly nobody, could successfully lead the nation through the crisis with no Harvard degree, no expertise in economics beyond commone sense and no special gimmicks.

    The answer is in your own mind. In your own adaptability to a changing world. To a world that changes overnight. Let me ask you this: If you were somehow transported from your life today, back to the 15th century North America that the pilgrims found, could you survive? Could you survive the first winter, like the colonists did? Like the Vikings did? If the answer to this question is “YES”, than you will do just fine in the economic collapse. If the answer is “NO”, then it is “NO”.

    The simple answer is that we will start over at the leveling point, where our collective wealth as a nation meets reality, divided by the number of people in the population. And we will start over again from there. Unless people make things, and produce them, and are prepared to barter goods, then for money, we will fail. Americans must begin PRODUCING again. That is the secret. PRODUCING goods, PRODUCING crops and food to self-sustain and then sell.

    It’s just that simple. 300 million people will starve to death, unless they get up off their consumerist rear ends and start being self-sufficient again. There is NO other solution.

    • Adam Jankowski

      There is a core group of people who would love to break away
      from our current monetary system. The problem with that is our beloved
      government was bribed into allowing the FED to be implemented and print a fiat
      currency while outlawing all other forms of money/trade. Its going to take a
      complete collapse of our current system and the forced trade and barter to
      survive before people will accept it. The government will still try to enforce
      their monetary system of choice at that time and people will then adopt that
      instead. It’s likely headed to a world financial system but that is going to
      cause countries that do not produce products to export welfare type countries.
      Plain and simple our fiat currency has allowed our population to grow in
      specific areas regionally which cannot support them without money flooding in.
      If we were allowed to remain on a commodity backed currency (gold silver
      platinum ect) the population would self-regulate as the poor could not afford
      to feed themselves and eventually illness would take out the weak. This would
      have been a natural survival of the fittest and not an un-natural let the
      working class support the welfare class.

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