The Collapse of Everything Is Nigh

By: Tom Chatham

A group of influential economic experts has discovered what they call a” frightening pattern” that they say will be unlike anything ever seen. They have presented their findings to the U.N. and a long list of world governments and indicate that this collapse could happen before the November elections in the U.S.

One member of the team, Chris Martenson, stated, “We found an identical pattern in our debt, total credit market, and money supply that guarantees they’re going to fail. This pattern is nearly the same as in any pyramid scheme, one that escalates exponentially fast before it collapses. Governments around the globe are chiefly responsible.”

“And what’s really disturbing about these findings is that the pattern isn’t limited to our economy. We found the same catastrophic pattern in our energy, food, and water systems as well. For 30 years – from the 1940s through the 1970s – our total credit market debt was moderate and entirely reasonable,” he says. “But then in seven years, from 1970 to 1977, it quickly doubled. And then it doubled again in seven more years. Then five years to double a third time. And then it doubled two more times after that. Where we were sitting at a total credit market debt that was 158% larger than our GDP in the early 1940s… By 2011 that figure was 357%.”

“Most frightening of all is how this exact same pattern keeps appearing in virtually every system critical to our society and way of life,” Dr. Moors stated. “It’s a pattern that’s hard to see unless you understand the way a catastrophe like this gains traction. At first, it’s almost impossible to perceive. Everything looks fine, just like in every pyramid scheme. Yet the insidious growth of the virus keeps doubling in size, over and over again – in shorter and shorter periods of time – until it hits unsustainable levels. And it collapses the system.”

Fitz-Gerald says, “If our research is right, Americans will have to make some tough choices on how they’ll go about surviving when basic necessities become nearly unaffordable and the economy becomes dangerously unstable. People need to begin to make preparations with their investments, retirement savings, and personal finances before it’s too late”.

When everything collapses at the same time the primary need will be food. The disruption of transportation and distribution systems will create a nation of very desperate people that may be capable of anything. When the distribution of food stops the only way to feed yourself is to already have food stores and/or the ability to grow your own. The worst time for a collapse of the food system is in the fall and winter months. During the spring and summer months it is possible to grow some food locally just about anywhere but when the weather turns cold, if you do not already have food stores or a winter garden in place, you are more likely to starve. The winter weather will not only prevent local food production in most areas of the country but the lack of systems to provide fuel and keep the roads clear of snow and ice can prevent the relocation of people to other areas making them prisoners wherever they are. People will be without food at the time of year when their bodies need even more to keep warm.

This is only one aspect of a complete collapse and does not even get into the lack of heat for warmth and cooking, water , power and security issues that will be prevalent everywhere. While a collapse will stretch your coping ability to new limits, it will be far worse if it happens in the colder months of the year. The lack of preparations by a majority of the population will be nothing short of catastrophic because those people have simply refused to listen to the warnings up to now. For those that have prepared it will be difficult to have sympathy for those that ignored the warnings and continued life as usual.

Once the system collapses it will be difficult to restart and will probably be led by the local production and distribution of food and water. This will likely follow a massive die off of the sick, elderly and very young that will have a difficult time coping until things improve. If you are in one of these groups you may not get another chance to stock up on the critical items you need to live so use this time wisely. As dire as this sounds, the situation will in all likelihood be much more severe and dangerous for the unprepared and prepared alike. If you have not done so yet, prepare now.

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Posted on October 2, 2012, in Preparedness and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yep….good article, again.

    If anyone hasn’t seen the Chris Martenson “Crash Course”, you owe it to yourself to take the time to watch it. He lays out in common language everyone can understand WHY things are going to change, and how quick it will come at the end.

    http://www.peakprosperity.com/crashcourse

    I believe the ability to produce food on the local level is going to be THE critical skill for the future. The average plate of food in this country travels a whole lot of miles before it hits your plate. That will stop someday in the near future.

    In addition to putting away a lot of food, we have worked for the last 5-10 years developing our homestead to feed ourselves, and to have some excess to sell/trade down the road.

    Fenced in some pasture, and raise a few Dexter cows. Built a nice chicken house and raise laying hens. Built a hog lot and house for them, raise 2-3 feeder pigs/yr. Meat is processed on the place in a meat room ( with home built walk-in cooler ) added on to the back of the garage.

    Added another 1/2 ac of garden space last year, with good fence to keep the deer out. This fall, we’ll be adding a 20×30′ hoop house to extend growing season until mid December, and start it up again early February. Will also be raising wheat this year to harvest the grain on about 1/2ac.

    Young apple orchard is coming along, 30 trees 1-3 years old now, so we’re a couple years from harvesting apples for us, and the pigs.

    • TnAndy, thanks for the link. Dexter cows are perfect for a small homestead. I was debating a few weeks ago whether or not to get a Jersey heifer calf but I may have to wait. I’ve been working on a new book that makes the case that we need to increase the number of small family farms to stabilize the economy and absorb all of the unemployed. Food is going to be very important in the future at the local level.

      Tom

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