Skip to comments.After the Collapse: Six Likely Events (shortened)
Posted on 01/21/2014 2:05:48 PM PST by Kartographer
Confiscation of wealth.
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The US government has run up trillions of dollars in debt, and given the recent debates over the countrys debt ceiling, we can rest assured that neither Congress or the President will act to curtail spending and balance the budget. We will continue adding trillions of dollars to the national debt clock until such time that our creditors no longer lend us money.
From the monetary side, the Federal Reserves response to this unprecedented crisis has been to simply print more money as is necessary. On top of the trillions in dollars already printed thus far, the Fed continues quantitative easing to the tune of about $80 billion per month. Its the only arrow left in the Feds quiver, because failing to inject these billions into stock markets and banks will lead to an almost instant collapse of the U.S. financial system. Unfortunately, the current strategy is chock full of its own pitfalls, the least of which being the real possibility of a hyperinflationary environment developing over coming months and years.
On Main Street, average Americans have seen their wealth decimated. Theyve lost millions of jobs and homes over the course of the last five years. And if recent reports are any indication, the destruction of the middle class will continue unabated for years to come. The resulting effect is a vicious negative feedback loop that continues to build upon itself. Americans no longer have money (or credit) to spend to prop up the economy, thus more jobs will be lost, leading to more people requiring government assistance for everything from food to shelter.
We are, on every level, facing a collapse of unprecedented scale.
As noted by International Man Jeff Thomas of Casey Research, its not that difficult of an exercise to predict whats coming next:
The number of people whose eyes have been opened seems to be growing, and many of them are asking what the collapse will look like as it unfolds. What will the symptoms be?
Well, the primary events are fairly predictable: they would include major collapses in the bond and stock markets and possible sudden deflation (primarily of assets), followed by dramatic inflation, if not hyperinflation (primarily of commodities), followed by a crash of several major currencies, particularly the euro and the US dollar.
We know a collapse is coming If youre paying attention you probably have the distinct feeling that we are in the middle of it right now. And guess what? The government and military know its coming too, as evidenced by large-scale simulations of exactly such an event and its fallout.
But the collapse of our financial system, or hyperinflation of our currency, or a meltdown in US Treasuries is only the beginning. We know some or all of these events are all but a foregone conclusion.
What we dont know is the timing of the trigger event that causes the global panic to ensue and what will happen after these primary events take hold.
According to Jeff Thomas, while we cant know for sure, the following secondary events are the most likely outcomes when the system as we have come to know it destabilizes.
The secondary events will be less certain, but likely: increased unemployment, currency controls, protective tariffs, severe depression, etc.
But, along the way, there will be numerous surprisesactions taken by governments that may be as unprecedented as they would be unlawful. Why? Because, again, such actions are the norm when a government finds itself losing its grip over the people it perceives as its minions. Here are a few:
Travel Restrictions. This will begin with restrictions on foreign travel, including suspension/removal of passports. (This has begun in a small way in both the EU and US.) Later, travel restrictions will be extended within the boundaries of countries (highway checkpoints, etc.) Confiscation of wealth. The EU has instituted the confiscation of bank accounts, which can be expected to become an international form of governmental theft. This does not automatically mean that other assets, such as precious metals and real estate will also be confiscated, but it does mean that the barrier for confiscation has been eliminated. There is therefore no reason to assume that any asset is safe from any government that approves theft through bail-ins. Food Shortages. The food industry operates on very small profit margins and survives only as a result of quick payment of invoices. With dramatic inflation, marginal businesses (suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers) will fall by the wayside. The percentage of failing businesses will be dependent upon the duration and severity of the inflationary trend. Squatters Rebellions. A dramatic increase in the number of home and business foreclosures will result in homelessness for anyone whose debt exceeds his ability to payeven those who presently appear to be well-off. As numbers rise significantly, a new homeless class will be created amongst the former middle class. As they become more numerous, large scale ownership of property may give way to large scale possession of property. Riots. These will likely happen spontaneously due to the above conditions, but if not, governments will create them to justify their desire for greater control of the masses. Martial Law. The US has already prepared for this, with the passing of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which many interpret as declaring the US to be a battlefield. The NDAA allows the suspension of habeas corpus, indefinite detention, and the assumption that any resident may be considered an enemy combatant. Similar legislation may be expected in other countries that perceive martial law as a solution to civil unrest. The above list is purposely briefa sampling of eventualities that, should they occur, will almost definitely come unannounced. As the decline unfolds, they will surely happen with greater frequency.
Full article at Casey Research via The Daily Crux
We could go point by point on this list and provide a plethora of evidence to validate Jeffs claims, but that would take pages upon pages of references.
The fact is that the US government, for the last decade, has been moving increasingly closer to what can only be described as a police state. With watch lists, militarized police departments, legislative actions, and executive orders the government has already set the stage for these secondary events.
When the system itself is no longer able to support the tens of millions of Americans receiving monthly government assistance, one hiccup could set the whole thing ablaze.
While it cant be avoided on a national scale, there are advance preparations that individuals and their families can make to, at the very least, insulate themselves from the secondary event triggers. This includes storing essential physical goods and keeping them in your possession. Things like long-term food supplies, barterable goods, monetary goods, self defense armaments and having a well thought out preparedness plan will, if nothing else, provide you with the means necessary to stay out of the way it all hits the fan.
I’ve been traveling and of course caught a ‘bug’. Looks like the zinc is working and I’ll be over it three days or so shorter than others that have had it.
Try this, too:
That would be 40.3%
With economic collapse trucking companies and large chains like Wal Mart will cease to deliver into the riot erupting cities (read the flashmobs set free to loot as desired). So the first thing after collapse of the economy will be looting, followed by trucks stop delivering, followed by dependents demanding fedzilla feed them, followed by the oligarchs withdrawing to their citadels, then full blown mayhem, starvation and disease takes over. Eventually the false messiah comes forth to restore peace and pacify the survivors (most of whm have the guns, ammo, and food stores that have sustained them during the murderous mayhem), using the MRAPs placed around the country and the stored small arms rounds for the pacifiers to use on any who resist the new world order rising.
Thanks, but I don’t do silver.
My view? Study Argentina to see where the USA is going.
Look at their various ups and downs and changes in government since collectivism and progressivism took hold of that country. All the issues their citizens face with crime, wealth confiscation, pandering socialist politicians, their permanent underclass, corruption and their continuous financial crisis - will be seen much more here. They are unavoidable when socialists/progressives take control of a country.
And I’m actually being positive - after all, Argentina is still far better than Zimbabwe....
Might be time for a FR poll: which happens first...an economic collapse or a nuclear attack from Russia? Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen.
Good thing President Chaos isn’t importing 30,000 Muslim Brotherhood members....
Uh oh ....
~~~visited 23 states (46%)
That would be 40.3%~~~
23 / 50 = .46
Argentina’s Financial Collapse — Documentary — FULL MOVIE
Pretty much — add in the “amazing peace deal” created while dividing the land of Israel.
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
an economic collapse
For such a time as this . . . http://www.patburt.com/
The economy of the US has reach such a heavy debt load that the oligarchs know their only way to remain in control is to collapse our world so they can finance the rebuilding.
If the oligarchs wait until republicants have complete control again, it is a fair bet that America will suddenly halt the federal reserve banking scam and adopt a federal government system which leaves the banking bastards holding their promissory notes scrambling to get enough influence in Putin's Russia and ailing China to gin up a ground war here in North America.
Using little barry bastard boy’s count of states, it becomes 23/57 ...
Actually he meant 60.
Been to 57, wasn’t allowed to travel to Alaska nor Hawaii, and had one left to go.
>>23 / 50 = .46<<
23 / 57 = .403
F15, do your humormath! I got it first try!
Yes those are excellent verses
Economic collapse...after which, Russia and China won't even bother with a nuclear attack. What's in it for them but fallout risk, when they will be able to achieve any geostrategic goal they want with a penniless USA powerless to stop them?
Not on my calculator. 23/50 = 46/100
Ouch. Usually I get the second order jokes. Missed this one.
You're right! Dang, I forgot the whole quote!
Just made my own mistake. I think a buddy of mine and I had discussed the first six months of The Fed buying bank loans at $85 billion — half a trillion.
I then put that down as the whole year.
Right on, Kartographer!
Most likely event right now and from now on is cyber attack to bring down the grid and is easy to do since the grid is so vulnerable. In that case, forget “secondary” events as every event possible will happen at once. And, if you don't have a short wave receiver, you won't know what is happening anywhere.
I'll be thrown into an immediate John Galt life and be fine.
I keep saying this: You paid for Hussein Obama and his family to be totally prepared - they walk underground across the street and down and enter their underground huge shelter with everything they could want including a surgeon and operating room. You paid for that and you are as important as he is (make that more important), so spend what money you can to make your own safe shelter whether it is your own home as mine is, or some other shelter you have made ready.
You forgot the other seven states. /s
The way we're going - and the way Russia's going, Americans will start flocking to Russia for asylum
Maybe global warming isn’t as bad in Moscow as it is in New York today...and who doesn’t like vodka with their cereal?
I don’t think the the Feds could be everywhere. Sure, the coasts and big cities are lost, but certain rural states could reorganize under a confederation and oppose the Feds. It really depends on who could get the nukes. Suppose some governors in ND or MT got nukes. What are the Feds in DC or NYC going to do, blow up Bismarck? Well, I think that governors in those states could afford to take such a hit if they can take out DC or NYC. The Feds in the coast would have their hands full with all the chaos.
Deception is king.
Neither. I'd bet on an electromagnetic pulse attack from whatever source hates the US the most. Take your pick. This is likely higher on the probability list than anything else, and even worse than either of the two posited.
Sir, thank you for posting this thread. It is timely. It is to the point. I believe it is ‘prophetic’ of ‘soon times’. And the links in the article are good too.
If I may, a comment about your ‘bug’. Zinc is good...always. Vitamin D3 taken daily at maybe 10,000 units a day can prevent, and at this point further speed recovery. And when travelling, SSKI, potassium iodide can guard against bugs inside a plane cabin, etc.
Glad you are on the fast track to recovery.
Yes taking D3 as well as Magnesium with Zinc Chelate.