One thing you don’t want to be during the coming “crunch” — a polite word for “collapse” — is dependent on the system. The more you can take care of yourself, the better off you’ll be physically, financially, emotionally and even spiritually. Here are 20 ways to become more self-sufficient while you still can:
Food storage may seem like a crazy concept in this age of the 24 hour supermarket. Many of your friends, family, and others around you will call you crazy for your efforts of being prepared and will continue in their blind belief that “it can never happen here.” But economic forces are converging in such a way that skyrocketing food prices no longer seem like a possibility, more and more they appear to be an impending certainty. Political forces around the world seen to point to some global catastrophe that will change the political landscape forever. While I could be wrong and the world might continue in its peaceful prosperity, there’s no harm in being prepared. If the Sh*t does hit the fan, don’t be the person holding up a sign looking for help, be the person with a life raft.
Even I was surprised at the results of a recentIpsos Global Public Affairs poll of over 16,000 people around the world. The poll, underwritten by Reuters, sought to determine the percentage of people who believe the world is coming to an end in their own lifetime. Astonishingly, the two countries with the highest percentage of people who believe in such a thing were Turkey and the USA.
A chart posted on the Wealthwire website claims the debt of the U.S. government is $15.1 trillion. It stacks that up against the debt owed by the Eurozone and the UK:
Somebody once said,
“If you keep doing what you’ve been doing,
you’re going to keep getting what you’ve been getting.”
Let me ask you, what are you getting?
Are you getting what you want?
How many warnings do you need to hear before you begin to prepare for what is coming?
Folks, I’m convinced the economic collapse has already begun. What started in 2008 as the mortgage meltdown has only been accelerating since then and things seem to go from bad to worse every day. The financial terrorism has spread like a virus throughout the world and throughout our financial systems.
Sadly, most people in America are going about their lives as if there is no disaster awaiting them. Sure, they may complain about the lack of jobs… but they still live day-by-day as if in a dream.
Following Barack Obama’s vow to “bankrupt” the coal power industry, Americans are set to be hit with a wave of utility bill hikes as draconian EPA regulations drive up the cost of energy while General Electric, one of Obama’s biggest campaign donors, gets a waiver and is completely exempt.
Hungry people will do anything for food, which means that those who have control over food can use it as leverage. In 1974, Henry Kissinger suggested using food as a weapon to induce targeted population reduction in a previously classified 200-page report, National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests. The primary tactic to be applied is that food aid would be withheld from developing nations until they submitted to birth control policies:
There is wild disagreement about what is causing it, but what most people can agree on is that there is something fundamentally wrong with America. The fabric of American society just does not seem to be as strong as it used to. In fact, many would argue that society is coming apart at the seams. Corruption and decay seem to be everywhere. I spend a lot of time in my other articles blaming a lot of this corruption and decay on politicians, bureaucrats and business leaders, but the reality is that they are only part of the story. The truth is that those who are leading us are a reflection of what we have become as a nation. If you got rid of all of our corrupt leaders that would not suddenly “fix” this country. Millions of ordinary Americans have become deeply corrupt as well. The kinds of things that you are about to read about below were very rare in past generations. Society is falling apart all around us and we haven’t even seen the complete collapse of the U.S. economy yet.