Skip to comments.USA Collapse: How Bad Will it Be?
Posted on 01/03/2013 4:42:02 PM PST by Kartographer
Today while reading a thread in a survival forum someone explained his view on how different a collapse in USA would be compared to the one that took place in Argentina in 2001. He said that while the collapse in Argentina was like changing a tire on a Ford Falcon, what will happen in US will be like changing them all on a 18-wheeler. Changing a tire on a Falcon is a light way of putting it. Our economy collapsed, our currency lost 70% of its value overnight and the president resigned while anarchy spread all over the country. Over a decade later the place is still a mess, it simply never got back on its feet. Just last week, looting spread across 40 major cities in Argentina. My family and friends over there spend three days, including Christmas, without power or water, while roasted at 120F. We didnt change the tire on a Ford Falcon. The Falcon went over the cliff and blew up. You could say theres only a wreckage left of what was once a nice, shiny Ford Falcon.
Unfortunately for you guys in USA its more similar than any of us could have expected. Seems that right after getting an Obama double tap, youll get hit with Hillary Clinton in 2016. The shit storm yourre about to go through will test everyones determination and true preparedness levels. Its now and in these coming years that people will get to see for themselves what works and what doesnt. Many such accounts have already been posted here the last couple years.
(Excerpt) Read more at ferfal.blogspot.com ...
I’ve been reading this website(Surviving in Argentina) for several years.
There are some excellent articles and advice on ‘things to come’ and survival.
Look what is happening right before your eyes and take heed. Theres a Great Storm coming you can feel it.
Listen to what the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3
The fact is that many will not accept that a breakdown is occurring even as they watch it happening before their eyes. Why dont they realize it? Its caused by a condition called Normalcy Bias a mental state people enter when facing a disaster.
It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.
A good article on Normalcy Bias is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:
The riots in Argentina will be nothing compared to what we will see. Don’t believe me? Just look at the Black Friday violence or the brawls that break out the day of a new released basketball shoe! And this is in a land of plenty!
This was in a news story about hurricane Sandy (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2953537/posts?page=33) In darkened neighborhoods, people walked around with miners lamps on their foreheads and bicycle lights clipped to shoulder bags and, in at least one case, to a dogs collar. A Manhattan handyman opened a fire hydrant so people could collect water to flush toilets. You can clearly tell at the office, or even walking down the street, who has power and who doesnt, said Jordan Spiro, who lives in the blackout zone. New Yorkers may not be known as the friendliest bunch, but take away their ability to shower and communicate and youll see how disgruntled they can get.
Sound familiar? Yes its petty much that favorite quote of mine that some have complained about:Let me tell you something about humans, nephew: Theyre a wonderful, friendly people - as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those friendly, intelligent, wonderful people...will become as nasty and as violent as the most blood-thirsty klingon. Quark from: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8) (1998)
You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become their serf. Me I dont want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly dont want to have to kiss some gubberment third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I dont want some jack booted thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I dont want to be shut up in with a bunch of zombies and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.
Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpful. You can download it at:
http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!
For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Again I like to recomend FReepers ChocoChipCookie Blog The Survival Mom (Please Blog Police let this one slide!) Where you can get lots of useful information like:
Also there is Ferfals Blog a survivor of Argentinas first collapse:
And there is Selcos Blog a Bosnian War survivor at:
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.
>Its now and in these coming years that people will get to see for themselves what works and what doesnt.<
And while the US is taking that looooong nosedive into oblivion, the rest of the world had better learn to fix their own problems.
Perhaps y’all can ask Russia and China to give you a helping hand.
They want it, they will get it, in spades, with a cherry and cream on top.
Scu*bags one and all.
Its going to be a lot tougher for some than it will be for others.
Being “poor” for my whole life is a real blessing.
Argentina after Peron and until this day. Not a complete collapse, but it’s a permanent state.
When the USA experieinces economic collapse it will drag EVERYBODY with it. The dollar will become devalued, but so will every other currency worth having! So Achmed is going to take billions out of the US and invest into what? The next country about to go belly up?
There will be nowhere to go! No, the best that we can hope for is a slow collapse, I guess.
And, FWIW, the government will NOT tell anyone about an iminent collapse. Washington DC will just lie.
Gonna be worse, globally, than WWII. I, for one, just want revenge. And I see great opportunity.
Mexico, with extra s*&t salsa.
much much worse
“Ain’t nobody got time for dat!”
Now that’s interesting...
Don’t worry about it .. you won’t live through it anyway
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