Skip to comments.Future of America: Harder Than Anything You’ve Experienced In Your Lifetime
Posted on 07/11/2011 2:54:07 PM PDT by blam
Future of America: Harder Than Anything Youve Experienced In Your Lifetime
July 11th, 2011
In February 0f 2009, while on the Glenn Beck show, trend forecaster Gerald Celente was asked to comment on global events and extraordinary times in which we live. His response should have been a wake up call.
[It will be] Like nothing weve ever seen in our lifetime or I would say anyones life time.
Since then weve seen not billions, but trillions upon trillions of dollars committed to bank bailouts, toxic asset purchases, stock market liquidity infusion, so-called job creation programs, tax breaks and mortgage modifications. The Obama administration has taken every opportunity to tout these programs as evidence of success.
On the one hand, were told that the recovery, albeit slower than expected, is in full swing. We were also told in late 2008 that this was a recession. Any discussion about the possibility of another Great Depression was taken off the table by government, media and mainstream economists. The idea that America could enter another depression was simply not possible, and anyone who spoke of such thing was a fear mongering pessimist.
Yet, it seems that we were on the very brink of complete melt-down in 2008. So close, in fact, that administration officials now claim the Presidents policies are responsible for avoiding the very scenario that was completely denied as a possibility three years ago:
The American economy was falling off the cliff in the fall of 08 and the first months of this administratio. And he put in place the most creative, the most forceful set of economy measure we have ever done as a country. And because of that, weve preented a second Great Depression and the economy has now been growing for more than a year and a half.
-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Meet the Press, July 10, 2011
At the same time Mr. Geithner explains to us how saddling us with trillions more in debt and expanding government intervention into every aspect of our lives has avoided depression, he warns that things are going to remain tough for the average American. His words are eerily reminiscent of Gerald Celentes 2009 forecast:
I think its going to take a long time still. This is a very tough economy. And I think for a lot of people its going to be its going to feel very hard, harder than anything theyve experienced in their lifetime now, for some time to come.
(Click to the site to see a video by Geitner)
The consensus among the experts who didnt see the 2008 recession until six months after it was official and then told us the economy would be back to normal by 2011 are the same people who are telling us that a Great Depression has been avoided.
As in 2008, the Great Depression debate is off the table.
For those paying attention, however, it should be clear that the next Great Depression was signaled by the 2008 economic and equities market crash, and the last three years of policy initiatives have done nothing to fix the fundamental problems that caused the crisis in the first place.
An argument could be made that things are actually much worse now on a number of fronts including the economy, jobs, real estate, deficit spending, national debt, and cost of living than they were three years ago.
If youve havent guessed, it is very likely that the reason Americans are going to experience times tougher than anything they have experienced in their lifetimes is because our nation is fully engrossed in the next Great Depression. There is no better example of this than then our 21st century version of soup lines:
Its real. Its happening right now. Prepare yourself financially, mentally, spiritually, and physically because its only going to get worse.
These days the government takes kids away from families who live as our grandparents did.
Delaying the collapse by ignoring reality will just make it worse when it finally hits.
The Great Fall will make the Great Depression look like a picnic.
The difference will be that in the 1930’s when they said ‘Great Depression’ they meant large. When Obama’s team finally says ‘Great Depression’ they’ll try to spin it as something fun - like a great weekend.
“Harder Than Anything Youve Experienced In Your Lifetime”
I doubt it. You’d have NO idea of the jerks that sat behind me in the school bus when I was a kid!
The MSM already has. Remember "funemployment"?
Has anyone read the “Zombie Survival Guide”??
It has a great idea about how to prepare for the Zombipocalypse, it’ll work for the Entitlement Zombiepocalypse just as well.
“FUNemployment” and “staycation”- 2 ways the juggeared marxist defenders play down economic turmoil due his failed policies.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:
For those of you who haven’t 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.
I think that we are at the very least in for a collapse much like that of Argentinas ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yerKMQc7-w&feature=grec_index), but as a armed society with a very large entitlement minded population our collapse will be much more violent and I see many many small business wiped out by flash mob looting, and large scale violence (look at what happened just this past Memorial Day and 4th of July weekends)we are seeing these mobs grow bolder and bolder like:
Chicago’s CBS 2s Jim Williams reports, the problem of mob attacks downtown is much bigger than the weekend beatings, according to beat cops who wanted to remain anonymous.
And its not just Chicago, but Washington DC, Las Vegas, St Paul, Philadelphia and on most major big Blue cities are increasingly reporting such flash mobs and gang muggings. Look what happened just this past weekend in Peoria, Il:
Teenage Flash Mob Robberies on the Rise:
Rash of violence isnt flash mobs, its wilding
Teens in a mob assault and rob Center City patrons
Milwaukee Police Go Barney Fife On Mob Attacks
Milwaukee Mob Victim Recalls Beating ... Oh, White Girl Bleeds a Lot
I see what I call Pocket Pogroms taking place in many big Blue cities and if you arent a 0bamamite yutes its going to get Reginald Denny bad for you very quickly.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.
Start liberty gardens.....now. The worse that can happen is a little work and great food for free.
As in, “Barack and Slow Joe’s Excellent Depression?”
“And I think for a lot of people its going to be its going to feel very hard, harder than anything theyve experienced in their lifetime now, for some time to come.”
Why do I get the feeling he left off the words “present company excluded, of course” on purpose.
“The worse that can happen is a little work and great food for free.”
No it’s isn’t worse that can happen:
Michigan Resident Faces 93 Days in Jail For Vegetable Garden
No one ever talks about the importance of emotional state in an economic disaster situation. Liberals are going to be in really bade shape because they’re already depressed and jealous.
On the other hand, I grew up poor and find that being broke has zero effect on my emotional state. Plus, I couldn’t care less about those who have more.
But...but...but...we were promised "hope" and "change!"
That’s a suburb of Detroit. I live 70 miles west of there in the USA and we do as we please with our yards. I’ve got two gardens now.
I can guarantee it's not going to be too difficult for our rulers that have created this mess. They hardly even attempt to conceal the corruption and self enrichment these days.
Are you kidding me? This is ridiculous... I am afraid issue’s like this is going to start ending very violent. I hope not BUT....
Are you kidding me? This is ridiculous... I am afraid issue’s like this is going to start ending very violent. I hope not BUT....
Liberal cattle will be the ones who hurt most of all. If you listen to them you realize just how depressed and hopeless they all feel. Its because they’re told that there is no hope without government.
I always pick my liberal relatives brains and find some interesting insights and occasionally teach a lesson.
They think almost exclusively in terms of rich vs poor and can’t understand how both rich and poor people can live harmoniously in my little town with virtually no crime.
The answer is simple conservative values. I’m happy with what I have and I don’t feel that my wealthier neighbors owe me anything. My wealthier neighbors are happy with what they have and know I’m not taking anything from them.
Its kind of funny that we conservatives achieve the harmony that liberals believe can only come with the help of government equally distributing wealth. All it would take for them to be happy, is to realize that they don’t need equal wealth.
Years ago, I remember some people who purchased a bar & grill down by the river front. There was absolutely nothing else on either side of the property lines (in fact, the east side was formerly the site of the city wastewater plant).
They wanted to tear the building down and build new. For some reason, the city wouldn't give them the permits to do it. So they “remodeled”. They literally built new walls all around the original structure. They then went inside and gutted the place!
The future of the USA; one word for ya......
An otherwise mediocre, forgettable film, however, I checked it out to refresh my memory on wikipedia. Frighteningly enough, it wasn’t so off. On the prescience scale, not as good as “Network”, but not too shabby for a crap film.
Oh, and it’s late here in Germany, so if I don’t respond, it’s because I’m calling it a day.
If anyone finds Americathon as downloadable, let everyone know. It’s not as good as “Idiocracy”, which is a scathing satire of pop culture, but I’d like to see Americathon again. Might as well have a laugh as it all goes to hell.
Agreed. There’s quite a mix of poor and moderately wealthy in my very sparsely populated and remote area, too. Can’t say that most of them are very friendly, but some of us are working on that. Coveting is a waste of time and government resources.
I actually saw it at the drive-in in 1979. I never dreamed we would be living it 32 years later.
Your place is beautiful. Mine is somewhat like Mars, at over 9,000 feet, just east of some peaks, on the CO Rockies. The power grid’s about 3 miles away, there are usually high winds (gusts over 100 during winter), extreme cold most of the year (maybe high 30s at night now), and it’s a very dry place (precip. mostly snow, which can get very deep once in a great while). Building here is a little slow and rough, but it’s an adventure. ;-)
We’re only trying very short season vegetables in the new garden now. The sterile, hard-packed soil will take another year or two to fix up. Some of the vegetables will most likely need to be covered next year (mid-summer hailstorms, winds, freezes, etc.), but we’re going to find out as to which ones first.
We’re prepping and we’re ready. We got food, water and bullets. What more do we need?
Get Ready. The train is rolling into the station. Foreigners who analyze US movements from abroad see this very clearly. It comes up in many of my discussions overseas with foreigners looking objectively at America and its future days.
Don't be unprepared when the human fecal material hits the rapidly-rotating air cooling device.
If you call molten tar with feathers not difficult, then I agree.
“Youd have NO idea of the jerks that sat behind me in the school bus when I was a kid!”
I was tortured — and I do mean tortured — in public school, so I’ve met the jerks you’re talking about. Hate to tell you, but those kids are now running the country.
Bullies don’t really outgrow being bullies. They just choose certain professions.
I keep hoping that we can hang in there until 2013 and then after Obama is voted out, a new administration can restore confidence and fiscal sanity.
I hadn't eaten in three days. That bad?
never happen....and unfortunately they realize it. Over 30 years the rulers turned it up one degree at a time. Now the pot is at full boil and the frog has been dead for a long time and the rulers are free to do whatever they want with impunity. They don’t even make much effort to conceal the corruption or largess any more.
I have worked until my hands bled. I have gone a week without food. I have hunted and fished just to eat. I have heated my abode with wood in a brutal winter, and had to thaw the water jug to have water. The outhouse...that puts all else in perspective.
I had hoped for more for my grandchildren (still do), but if need be, I can teach them what they need to know if they weren't paying attention.
Let’s hope so...
The day several years ago when Nancy Pelosi sashayed in with her giant gavel and took over as Speaker of the House; and Harry Reid assumed control of the Senate - downhill every day after that. Then, to put the cherry on top of the sundae, Barack Hussein Obama was elected (with the endorsement of John McCain what more could he ask), and then it was disaster. - I recall the years of Republican control as “The Good Old Days”.
Oh well, as Coulter once wrote; the drunken uncle has to be brought out of the closet every few years and allowed to act up so people will be reminded that Uncle Donkey will ALWAYS behave in the same drunken disorderly manner.
John Ritter was a much better actor than Obama.