Skip to comments.A Repeat of the Great Depression Is Our Best Case Scenario
Posted on 09/20/2011 10:32:40 AM PDT by Kartographer
The mood in the room was definitely that this country is heading towards some kind of collapse, some kind of significant disaster. That everything kind of is lined up and nobody, really, in the political realm, out there in the culture seems to have solutions
If we look long-term. If we look at the structural problems of the United States, at over $100 Trillion in unfunded liabilities, of ongoing deficits, of no political solutions, of nobody talking about real cuts, where does this all lead?
Unless we have real structural change I think it will [lead to disaster] Unless you change the approach to government, unless youre willing to challenge the very notion of what government needs to do, youre not going to change it in a fundamental way.
Unless you make a fundamental change in our approach to entitlement, in our approach to government, we can buy time, but were not going to change the outcome.
Unless theres alternatives, unless people come up with real solutions, the crisis could be anywhere from a major economic depression and we learn our lesson and we climb out of it, to what happened to Rome, which really is the dark ages
I think we have to remember that
civilizations in human history have declined, theyve disappeared
Sometimes in human history mankind has gone through long periods of time of just struggling, of it being very hard to survive.
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Hemlock for all bartender and put a cherry and one of those little umbrellas in them.
And I posted this because? ;-)
We could just go back to freedom... but that would be so... retro. We could go for real change and try a New World Order!
The Obama Administration is the tail of the dog. The real crapshoot is if they can sell us a “New Fix” that will bring their world domination dreams to fruition.
That is the problem with Atlas Shrugged. The book sells the solution that is really a poison pill. If Atlas really shrugs, they win! There is no invisible valley to hide in till it all blows over these days.
In the old testament, it tells a story of the people wanting a king. God said you have Me, why do you want a king? But the people insisted. So God gave them their wishes.
In God we trust once was the motto of the land. But now, we serve man.
I am so retro, I liked it before the “up grade”. I really believe freedom is worth the cost.
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Better safe than sorry. I get in enough trouble with the Mods the way it is!
Its not just Yoran Brooks and alternative media that is warning of this possibility, but well respected and influential economists and business figures like Nouriel Roubini, who just today in an opinion piece for Reuters writes, the risks ahead are not just of a mild double-dip recession, but of a severe contraction that could turn into Great Depression II, and George Soros who recently wrote that more centralization is the only way to forestall a possible financial meltdown and another Great Depression.
Do't get me started. (ahem)
Why didn't you just click the stupid link? Much easier than whining.
It’s going to be MUCH worse if the economy gets to depression era levels...
think about the skills people had then,
and the “skills” they have now.
Back then, everyone had a garden, could and would do manual labor, and had some practical skills to do that labor.
Today, the closest thing a huge segment of our society has to a “skill” is the ability to use violence to get what someone else has.
Well I see your name certainly fits. ;-)
Why didn’t I just click....
Because not all web sites are allowed through corporate firewalls. This one (the SHTFPlan) is blocked on mine....
I actually have my laptop with me so at lunch I hooked it up and was able to get to the site...
Then I let the OP know it was ok, according to the web site’s author, to post it in its entirety, hence my reply above to him.
Then some Dick started ragging on me....
I think a “dark ages” prediction is a little bit over the top. We have fiat currency. They can always declare the currency dead and start over with new currency...the amero for instance.
There’s not going to be any dark ages. It may take a couple three new currencies before the people get a clue and throw the bums out of DC. There might be a semi dark year or two or ten...or 20. Ok maybe 50. There’s not going to be a dark ages that last several centuries where all higher education and technology ceases to exist.
We are too far past the point of no return. The planet cannot support even 1/10th the current population level in a dark ages like existence. Either this mess gets figured out or we have armageddon.
“Theres not going to be a dark ages that last several centuries”
unless something unrelated like an EMP or solar CME.
(I guess it might be related at that =/
Yea, I like to show my Dick to the idiots and whiny bitches that cant click a link or wait for their lunch break - and there are plenty. I command you to change your nick to one of those (lemme try it on ya for size) you idiot. After all, I’m the Dick right? Yep, it fits ;)
Command? Har! Get a freaking grip, ok? The original poster explained himself, and now you’re acting like a fool.
It really isn’t that important. But remember, you asked me why, so I told you. Case closed, Dick.
Yes, yes and yes. And I don't see our "leaders" figuring it out.
IOW, it's time to fuel up your escape pod.
Well, for starters, such a move would undoubtedly precipitate WWIII.
I sure am, Sucker. lol.
I don’t see why
There's the zinger. Most under 50 wouldn't have a clue much past trying to figure out how to get a can of corn opened without electricity. Hate to say it but some over 50 would be scratching their heads as well.
Wouldn't *you* be upset if you were sitting on trillions of someone else's currency that they were busy devaluing?
yes, but I couldn’t do anything about it unless I had a military comparable to that which is owned by the ones who are busy devaluing their currency.
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