Saturday, June 27, 2015

Why Doomers are Optimist





We have been marching steadily towards the final collapse for years now. The first movements towards what we find ourselves in today started centuries ago with political skirmishes that gave the Federal government more and more power with each step.

There have been major leaps that brought us much closer to this end game from time to time. The civil war, universal suffrage, creation of the Federal Reserve, Roe v. Wade, Affirmative Action, Wickard v. Filburn and most recently this latest SCOTUS ruling over Gay Marriage.

Not that I care who buggers who mind you, that really isn't the point nor where the damage has been done. Perhaps in the scheme of things it isn't overall as damaging a ruling as others but it's just another straw added to the camel's back and there isn't much more weight it can take.

The Federal government is totally invested in a course of action that will outwardly harm a very large segment of the citizen's it is suppose to protect. The very nature of the beast and the paths it has followed for centuries has left it no other choice. On a National level there is nothing that can be done at this time to change the path it is on to any great degree. This is why so many feel voting is pointless because it is. No matter how well intentioned a candidate maybe when they get to the Federal Level and see the problem for what it really is they understand they have two choices...

Let the entire thing fall apart now or continue to place it's faith in unicorns and rainbows and hope for an outcome that ignores reality.

This is why immigration, legal or illegal, totally open borders, complete surrender to any and every special interest group and the erosion of individual rights will never end at the Federal Level. It cannot if they have any hope of meeting the fiscal promises it has made. Where their reasoning is flawed however is that they fail to acknowledge that they are changing what they think they are saving to the point they are saving nothing.

It's a game that can never be won. They need what America was as much as they need what they are bringing in and at some point when the balance tips too far they lose one of the parts they need. There is no other outcome possible.

As I pointed out years ago eventually the more rural states and areas will either be forced to declare for themselves. Either as independent or in ways that protect their interests as a delaying action at first. We have seen this over and over already as States pass legislation pertaining to firearms, freedom of speech and now religion over and over. Eventually these moves will be shot down by Federal courts but the sentiment is already there and that will just force the next step.

As we near the end of this tragi-comedy I see three logical conclusions. None of them are particularly attractive mind you but I find myself musing that in this case the theory of a financial collapse and all that it brings is perhaps the brightest future we can hope for.

Certainly a civil war at this time would be more terrible than anything else except maybe a complete fall into a total police state intent on removing us and all our history from the face of the planet.

The fact is a financial collapse and the subsequent loss of Federal power it would bring is about our only chance at survival without a real fight at this point.

On reason I am hoping for that more than the alternatives.

Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!


10 comments:

  1. Financial is something that seems completely likely and quite possible, Preppy. It appears that the situation with Greece may be reaching its denoument. This is a new thing.

    Another thing that has been on my own mind this day is that as people feel less and less like the government actually represents them, the more and more likely they are to find ways to financially check out of the system. Not failing to pay your taxes - that is just putting a target on your back. Instead, finding other means - bartering or doing more for one's self or even reducing one's standard of living to the point the taxes are virtually nullified (according to answers.com, $18,700 is the minimum amount you must make to file taxes jointly), let alone state sales and/or income tax. A financial Going Galt, as it were.

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    1. TB - Yep the Greek thing is coming to a head again. Have we finally reached the limit to the European can kicking?

      Many people are being forced to "Go Galt" in a way yes. The government cannot represent us any longer as we have long since left the actual numbers that were originally mandated for representation and the promises have gone too far. As was always predicted we lasted until the voters figured out they could vote themselves money.

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  2. indyjonesouthereJune 27, 2015 at 3:36 PM

    I'm OK, You're OK, we're all OK....Don't worry, be happy....I feel your pain....Can't we all just get along.......These are the refrain of the rapidly deteriorating comfort zone of the sheep as they ride up the leg hold elevator to the kill floor. When they "froze" the debt ceiling it should have been evident to even the brain dead that the scam was up. There will likely be a "sudden" interest rate change this fall and a sudden .gov and .gov hangers on will begin to panic...interest will consume all tax income in a very few short years. Got preps? Got savings under the mattress and in the garden and barnyard?

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    1. Indy - I hav ben amazed they have kept the interests rates as low as they have for so long. I guess because only those with a direct feed to the government is really spending anything.

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  3. A hundred years ago, none of the powers that controlled the world would have guessed that an assassination of an arch duke would have started a world war, really two world wars as the first perpetuated the second. Anyway, our world governments are masters of controlling the economy and media to where we don't even know what to believe. They will all be surprised by some event out of their control such as an atomic bomb being set off by some 3rd rate dictator in a major city. It would take something this drastic as we have seen airliners shot down and nothing happens. What ever it is, it will be beyond control and hit the whole world as they have made a global economy. Something beyond their control is the key to look for. Something that money can't fix.

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    1. Sf - I been waiting for a good Black swan event. There have been a few I thought might shake things up but then they were just ignored. Perhaps the player base has shrunk so far they can pretend amongst themselves better now?

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  4. our military, with administration backing, is tweeking for a fight with both the Russian and the Chinese simultaneously. Given that both the Russians and the Chinese are both about as bat-sh_t stupid as we are, and have nuclear weapons, I would argue that there is a much quicker, clearer bath to chaos than the one you propose.

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    1. Russ - I don't think a war of any type would be cleaner, which was kinda my point. Quicker certainly but not cleaner in the end. Or so I feel anyway.

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  5. Preppy, excellent article and my sentiments exactly. Thanks.

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