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The Last Days Of America? 25 Signs Of Extreme Social Decay
The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 10/18/12 | Simple Man

Posted on 10/18/2012 8:13:37 PM PDT by Kartographer

Are we on the verge of societal collapse? Many of the greatest empires throughout world history were not conquered by outside forces. Rather, they crumbled inwardly as extreme social decay set in. There have been many that have compared the last days of the Roman Empire to what America is going through right now. In the decades following World War II, the United States was the most powerful and the most prosperous nation on the entire planet, but now things are rapidly changing. There are literally thousands of signs that our society is collapsing all around us.

(Excerpt) Read more at theeconomiccollapseblog.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers; shtf
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3
1 posted on 10/18/2012 8:13:43 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 10/18/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I could have made a similar list 40 years ago. Probably anytime in history, if there had been 24-7 news outlets.

I think when you have a blog called economic colapse you’re kind of disposed to look for the worst.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 8:20:25 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Kartographer

“5000 Year Leap” is a good read!


4 posted on 10/18/2012 8:25:09 PM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: Kartographer
Claire Wolfe has been blogging lately about how many people seems to be getting this ominous feeling. Even people who would normally dismiss such things.
5 posted on 10/18/2012 8:26:50 PM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Kartographer

The most profound element of the decay is the highly vocalized demand by women to have the lawful and moral right to kill human life. Apparently their sense of liberty is based on the right to kill. The virtuous gender, eh?

I don’t have a problem with the requirement the state keeps its hands off their “bodies”, but that concern is only raised when it involves the right to kill human life. No doubt a vast majority of these same women have no problem with the govt run health care that will infringe on their “bodies” in ways never seen before.

Abortion represents the ultimate decay in our society.

If abortion was an easy issue, it wouldn’t be problem, but because it’s difficult doesn’t mean we need to settle on the side that involves killing. Need a pass on the guilt, whatever, I don’t care. We need to move “Forward”, and find a way to spare innocence.

One’s liberty should not be defined by the right to kill human life.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 8:39:52 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Ellendra

It is that feeling. It is strange my wife who always made fun of me for wanting to load up on ammo,water and food in the last months has been just as fanatical about getting our house prepared. I don’t know what to call that feeling. It is like a intuition of something bad coming down the road. It is just weird.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 8:47:20 PM PDT by crazydad (-` sd)
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To: Kartographer

“#17 According to shocking new research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two-thirds of all Americans in the 15 to 24 year old age bracket have engaged in oral sex.”

Prior to the age of Clinton, it would have been impossible to imagine that people under age 25 would even consider having oral sex, bit now 66% do.

We may never recover from the age of Clinton and our under 25 population will continue to be victimized.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 8:54:44 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Kartographer

That was a very sad list of things going on in our country.
Sometimes, it seems that life is imitating the arts, or bad films at least.

The time is nigh, fellow freepers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwvHt7Cdswk

.....Well, the time may not be as nigh as some think, but it never hurts to prepare.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 9:02:10 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Kartographer
Are we on the verge of societal collapse?

No.

We're there.

10 posted on 10/18/2012 9:02:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kartographer

LOL I knew who wrote this even before I clicked on the FR link.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 9:15:11 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: Kartographer; JRandomFreeper

Kart, it’s like this - I live in a town, not a big city, so I’m okay - not. There was an article on FR last week about a husband and wife in their jewelry store and three people, (I think it was two men and a woman but I could have that wrong), with guns rushed into the store. The husband began to fight with them and got one of the guns and began shooting. Two of the three were caught and one was still at large at that time. Now, they have him.

THAT JEWELRY STORE WAS LESS THAN A MILE FROM MY HOUSE! That last man was still at large when I read that. I went to my front door immediately to make sure I had locked the glass door. I have a metal door behind the glass one but keep the metal one open during the day so my Yorkie can see what’s going on outside in the daytime. I keep that glass door locked, but did I make sure it was locked that morning?

That was really a blow to me to know that happened so close to my house. I check that glass door every morning without fail now.

I have been living alone now since a year ago this past August and there is no one but me to make sure I’m safe. I can’t afford to forget security.

It really pisses me off that Hussein has bodyguards and I don’t. If he has them, then isn’t it a moral, legal government right that I should have them, too? I demand the right to have free bodyguards. Where is my poster paper and a Marks A Lot - I can protest outside the White House.

FREE BODYGUARDS FOR EVERYONE!


12 posted on 10/18/2012 9:16:06 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Good God - you’re back doing your troll thing? Don’t you ever get bored?


13 posted on 10/18/2012 9:22:37 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Hugin

“I think when you have a blog called economic colapse you’re kind of disposed to look for the worst.”

Superb!!


14 posted on 10/18/2012 9:26:44 PM PDT by edwinland
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To: crazydad

My mother, who considers “roughing it” to mean a hotel without a swimming pool, went out to the firing range last weekend and shot a gun for the first time in her life. She bought half a bushel of tomatoes and asked me to can them up as spaghetti sauce, and is talking about borrowing my old shotgun sometime so she can try her hand at deer hunting.

There’s definitely something in the air these days!


15 posted on 10/18/2012 9:29:20 PM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: fr_freak

Do you disagree with the writer’s view that are society is in decline and do not believe the reasons he lists as being the reason for the decline?


16 posted on 10/18/2012 9:39:58 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Kartographer

This was my first clue.

17 posted on 10/18/2012 9:41:20 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Hugin

Did you READ the post you are responding too?

Here you need to read this:

Normalcy Bias: It’s All in Your Head

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/12/29/normalcy-bias/


18 posted on 10/18/2012 10:15:38 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Ellendra
Claire Wolfe has been blogging lately about how many people seems to be getting this ominous feeling. Even people who would normally dismiss such things.

I had that way back in 2008 when I came back from Iraq (where, doncha know we were defending the Constitution!*) ... only to find the country willing to let such things as constitutional requirements for president go unchecked.

Investigations into our legal system have only illustrated this unease, and indeed illuminated the cause: injustice. I found several statutes (and policies/regulations) that were blatantly contrary to my State's constitution... and when I would try to raise the issue with a public official I would either get the brush-off [dismissed out-of-hand] or redirected to someone else. Later, after moving out of that state to another one, I found a similar inconsistency and investigates: apparently there is no way for you to challenge a contraconstitutional statute without breaking the statute: this means that you must argue from a position of weakness [the accused] rather than a position of power [an innocent citizen raising alarm at illegalities]. (IOW: the game is rigged, you cannot win, even if your case is honestly black and white)

On the federal level we have Fast & Furious, which illustrates one glaring thing: government agents are above the law. That operation was on its face undoubtedly state sponsored terrorism and, arguably, treason... yet nothing has happened, and nothing will.

Add to this the selection of Romney, even before the primaries, a known socialist and virtually an Obama clone so far as politics is concerned... and the improprieties that occurred at the national convention (the VA delegation's bus circling the convention so they missed an important vote, the "ayes have it" on the teleprompter before the vote was finished incident, the content of the new rules regarding delegates) and it becomes clearer and clearer that the Republican party is not about to start striving for its stated platform planks.

This all culminates in one stark conclusion: you, the peon, have no say in what happens -- you are powerless before the god that is the state.
Or, as the Declaration put it: But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — this 'feeling' is the dawning realization that there is very, very likely bloodshed in our near future, "Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." {A little out of context, but still applicable when one thinks of God as the Raiser and Destroyer of Nations and that God does destroy nations due to their wickedness and injustices.}

* -- I have a theory that it's that sort of inconsistency which is the cause of [prevalence of] PTSD/mental-health issues in our troops: we're told to go and fight for something, and that something is near-dead and despised when we get home... and anything you can do about it [as a soldier] "is wrong."

19 posted on 10/18/2012 10:28:07 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Gene Eric

When I saw the headline, I thought, “Killing our babies is number 1”.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 10:41:15 PM PDT by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: Kartographer
Yes, I read the post. And I've read the normalcy bias article as well. In fact I've read most of your posts. I'm not saying TEOTWAWKI won't happen, but I'm not going to accept that it necessarily will either. I've been a big proponent of common sense survival preparations decades before anyone ever came up with the word “prepping”. But there's a trap in it too. You can become so convinced that it's going to happen, and spend so much time and money on it, that you end up almost wanting it to happen, and looking for all reinforcement that we're doomed to a Mad Max future. Personally I think a major collapse is possible, but not probable. People should make common sense preparations for evil times, but don't count on it.
21 posted on 10/19/2012 12:58:55 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hugin
People should make common sense preparations for evil times, but don't count on it.

In other words, "we should prepare for the possibility of disaster but also for the possibility that America survives these terrible Obama years as a functioning society"? If that's your point, then I'd agree. I think we've got just over a 50% chance of avoiding a global SHTF situation in the next ten years, so it is worth being ready for both outcomes.

22 posted on 10/19/2012 2:11:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kartographer
Billionaire Frank Giustra: Gold Will Be The Final Bubble

"It's the beginning of the end for the US dollar. I don't want to sound apocalyptic, but how else does this end? You have to be on the right side of this trade."

23 posted on 10/19/2012 4:11:48 AM PDT by blam
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To: Kartographer

All I’m gonna say is, “Honey Boo Boo”.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 4:40:14 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: OneWingedShark
I'd like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent post:


25 posted on 10/19/2012 4:43:42 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: fr_freak; Uncle Slayton

How is it trolling? I agree with him; the eternal legacy of William the Impeached is how he taught oral sex to kids for generations.


26 posted on 10/19/2012 4:50:44 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Kartographer

The comments at the article are telling. It rapidly degenerated into a “we must legalize marijuana” flamewar by the Paultards. I was half expecting to see the race card flying around.


27 posted on 10/19/2012 5:08:34 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge; OneWingedShark

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Revolution is Duty of the People

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af5KJ2aD8F0


28 posted on 10/19/2012 5:16:10 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Old Sarge

The Paulist have now blessedly returned to Mom and Dad’s to return to smoking ‘herb’ and playing World of Warcraft and will be among the first that the zombies eat.


29 posted on 10/19/2012 5:26:32 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Communist Goals (1963)

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

Read all the goals at the linked page above.

30 posted on 10/19/2012 5:39:27 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: Old Sarge

Thank you.


31 posted on 10/19/2012 7:03:19 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Kartographer

As Rush said on his show recently (paraphrasing): We are not talking about liberalism that is going to happen, we are talking about it happening right now. We are living it and it’s only going to get worse.


32 posted on 10/19/2012 7:49:30 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Old Sarge

You’d have to see this guy’s posting history. It reads like a parody of conservative thinking. In this case, while I agree that there has been a decline in moral values in our culture and the young are the most affected, the idea that NO teenager ever thought of having oral sex before Clinton came along is so ludicrous that it almost has to be designed to make conservatives look stupid. And all of his posts are like that.


33 posted on 10/19/2012 7:55:22 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: fr_freak

Agreed. Young people having oral sex is nothing new in 100+ years, IMO. And we have WAY worse problems to worry about, BTW. Sheesh.


34 posted on 10/21/2012 1:19:08 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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