Prepare For The Greater Depression and What Will Follow

By: Tom Chatham

The current declining state of the economy is just the first leg in a long journey to the bottom of the pit of misery we will all know in the coming years. The cycle of business has been turned on its head as bankers rush to save themselves and their ill gotten loot. Never in the course of human history has so much been stolen from so many by so few. All of the human labor that has been converted into wealth has been diverted to the ruling elite and now that they have gotten all that they can get they will pull out of the system and let everything else crash. It is a slow process as they move their wealth around to insure most of it survives but when they reach that point the lowly masses will see the next leg of the greater depression unfold.

The withdrawal of this wealth from the markets will insure the system crumbles and what little that is left will be fought over by the masses as they scramble for dwindling resources. The life work of many people will be reduced to a few scraps of worthless paper in the end. After these people realize they have been robbed they will look for the person to blame but the machinations of the elite will insure this anger is redirected to other priorities. When the masses are reduced to poverty and misery they will then be subjected to war. This is the slight of hand that will keep the bankers safe for the time being. Hopefully by the time the war is over the masses will be so glad, they will have forgotten how it all began.

As the wealth is pulled out of the financial system the distribution system will begin to crumble from lack of credit to function in the just in time delivery system we now employ. This breakdown will seem like a slow motion train wreck as things slowly get worse until they simply stop one day. Truckers are now in survival mode as loads are drying up nationwide. Hundreds of locomotives are now parked on rail sidings because there is no freight to move. Major retailers are closing hundreds of stores and laying off workers because consumers no longer have the credit they need to maintain their former lifestyles.

Hanjin, one of the largest freight carriers in the world is now in bankruptcy and the 500,000 containers filled with goods still on their ships are now in limbo. Some are now using the word chaos to describe what is happening as customers and manufacturers rush to find new carriers and get their containers of goods back. This is just the first crack in the global distribution system that we are seeing and more cracks will appear in the future as shippers succumb to lower shipping rates and fewer goods to haul. Most of the goods and about 50% of the food eaten in the U.S. is imported. As these goods stop flowing into the country the population will see their standard of living get worse.

This loss of goods will trigger internal strife and fighting among the population as they seek to maintain their living standards. Unlike our ancestors who knew how to live in hard times, the snowflake generation will be unable to adjust to the desperate times. This combined with the over medication of our population will make the world a very dangerous place. Society will gyrate from withdrawal and fear to fits of rage on a regular basis and this will do little to help the average person make things better as we try to work through our problems as a nation.

Unlike previous hard times when people worked together and made the tough decisions needed to recover, the future will be very different. It will be a time of chaos, deceit, violence and lack of sympathy toward others. Families will be torn apart and social groups will fight one another. The war that comes may very well be on our own shores this time and Americans will be the cannon fodder for the global cover-up of theft and mismanagement of resources.

The coming days will truly try mens souls as we each work to live day to day and survive the turmoil that follows. Each person will need to understand the changes that are to come and determine what infrastructure they will need to get by for the several years that anarchy will rule. They need to know what they will need to do now so they will have the resources available when they need them. When the social safety nets collapse they may not have anyone to turn to for their needs. The future may seem bleak but the human spirit is more than able to compensate and see us through if we allow it and we all rise to our potential.

In times like this it is all too easy to allow a country to slip into a dictatorship in the hopes that some strong man will fix our woes but that never happens in the real world. The fundamental loss of freedoms will lead to more misery and poverty as the few remaining resources are diverted to the ruling class and the excess goods are used as a weapon to control the masses. Those that do not go along to get along will find themselves hunted as enemies of the state and see neighbors turn into informants to stay in the good graces of the state.

The only recourse in times like this are to become invisible and stay out of the way of the state while you work behind the scenes to undermine the states power and control through covert methods. Being off the beaten path will be the best method of survival that will allow you the most freedom to utilize natural resources and live a decent life away from the machinations of those that would enslave you for their own purposes. Hard times are coming and ignoring this will not change the future it will just make your life that much harder. Times change but how well you live through them is entirely up to you.

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Posted on September 9, 2016, in Commentary, Preparedness and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Daniel 2:44.

  2. The Bible talks about Satan being cast down to earth. This is when things get really bad for Satan knows he has but a little time left to try to thwart God’s plan for humanity. Being prepared for what our human governments do to us is prudent, and the Word has much to say about that (The accounts of Noah and of Joseph; Proverbs advice on work, saving and investing, etc.). But don’t forget the best prep of all: knowing Jesus as your Lord and Savior. There’s still time to avoid God’s wrath when it is poured out upon the wicked. In the meantime, keep watch, keep preparing, stay in the Word and pray for those who are lost.

    • and the Christians will not be ready , they will die waiting for a RAPTURE that will never come ………..because they read not their Bible , but have the teaching of men …ears that hear not. eyes that see not… the church of today… pray for revival.

  3. Hopefully a greater ratio of Bankers, 1%ers and establishment politicians disappear in this evolutionary process.

    This may be a chance (not “opportunity” – a corporate psyops term) for smaller communities to flourish in a genuine, caring and hardworking manner.

    Dave

    • As I see it, the only way we will get through the next few decades is if local economies are reestablished and any wealth created stays in the local community.

  4. Excellent post. I wish everyone in the U.S. would read this. Too many have their heads buried in the sand and won’t prepare for the tough times ahead. Thanks.

  5. Mr. Chatham,

    Do you think it’s wise to buy precious metals?

    • I’m of the opinion that precious metals are a good way to store excess wealth that you want to get to the other side of whatever happens in the future. If you believe we are headed for bad times then you need to understand that metals are for buying opportunities after the worst is over and you need to have supplies laid in to get you to the other side. Having metals is no guarantee you will be able to buy what you need during the crisis. You need to decide what is best for you in the end. I would lay in supplies before worrying about stacking metal.

      • Metals won’t be in much demand when people are hungry and sick, beans bullets and bandaids (medicine) and other items of barter will.

  6. Thank you for the timely question and reply re precious metals (PM). I, too, have the same dilemma with perhaps a small difference. I am 68 years old and I don’t believe I’ll “come out the other side.” Sierra2one’s remarks are important to me as they reflect my own thoughts, and it’s comforting to know I may be on the right track. I’m well armed and trained, and have a year’s supply of food, but I live in a large city with no plans to bug out. Thus, my life expectancy is rather short. I have 100 oz of silver. I think, as I’m not planning to live long, that that is probably enough and I certainly don’t have money to “waste” on buying additional PM, “insurance policy” or not. I know people who have 5000 oz, but they’re relatively young and have been prepping all their lives.

  7. Thank you for the timely question and reply re precious metals (PM). I, too, have the same dilemma with perhaps a small difference. I am 68 years old and I don’t believe I’ll “come out the other side.” Sierra2one’s remarks are important to me as they reflect my own thoughts, and it’s comforting to know I may be on the right track. I’m well armed and trained, and have a year’s supply of food, but I live in a large city with no plans to bug out. Thus, my life expectancy is rather short. I have 100 oz of silver. I think, as I’m not planning to live long, that that is probably enough, and I don’t have money to “waste” on buying additional PM. I know people who have 5000 oz, but they’re relatively young and preppers extraordinaire.

  8. 1929 saw it’s share of suicides…those poor souls felt they had let everyone down and saw no way out…..sad….WELL, READY FOR THE NEXT BATCH OF SELFISH TRAITORS!!!!!! CHOP CHOP!!!!!

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