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The most logical, believable and probable "collapse" scenario (article)

This is a discussion on The most logical, believable and probable "collapse" scenario (article) within the SHTF/Survival&Disaster Preparedness forums, part of the Use and Training category; Guys, I stumbled across this blog/article a week or so ago, and have been thinking about it ever since. I've read countless theories, predictions and ...

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Old 05-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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The most logical, believable and probable "collapse" scenario (article)

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I stumbled across this blog/article a week or so ago, and have been thinking about it ever since. I've read countless theories, predictions and statistics on economic collapse scenarios which run the gamut of craziness, fear mongering, and truthfulness. This one may be one of the best, in my opinion. It's realistic, believable, and fits precisely with what we (in this country and Europe) have *actually* been experiencing recently. Take a read and let's discuss.

"What If A Collapse Happened And Nobody Noticed?"
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:05 PM   #2
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frightening.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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Good read. Seems to a trend.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:29 PM   #4
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I don't even know where to begin with this.


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We have a hard time imagining that in the midst of a collapse everything would seem so normal. That day-to-day life would go one for most of us, seemingly unaffected, and that only after vast stretches of time had passed would we notice anything different. That many of us could hold on to our modern conveniences and familiar things. That many people wouldn't even notice what's going on at all. Short of a plague situation, there are not usually piles of bodies during a collapse. Most people don't die. Here's what really happens: People move in with relatives. They barter services. They defer health care. They stop going to school. They sell off their possessions. They go on the dole, if they can. They stop caring. You see people happy to have food and warmth rather than the latest consumer toy. You see entire households supported by one breadwinner. You see homeless shelters and soup kitchens fill up and food banks empty out. You see people hanging out on streetcorners during the day and living in tents. That's what a collapse looks like. Sound familiar? In fact, much of the world never moved from this mode of existence in the first place. Even during the worst historical collapses people still ate good food, listened to music, used the latest technology, and drank beer and wine with friends on warm summer evenings.
its the new normal obama promised us. whole sale misery sold in bulk. it stands to reason that everything in some peoples lives sucks so people focus on reality tv and their new life online. people want to be distracted from real problems as they are comforted by having multiple incomes in one house just to get by.

I agree we are being manipulated and finding comfort where we should be finding outrage and misery.

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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While the article takes a much more realistic view of what happens during collapse than I think most understand or expect, the reason WHY, to me, makes the most sense and seems to be the most realistic, and the best part of the article.

That at some point, the world leaders and elite finally realized that there was going to be a collapse due to the system of growth we've built up and the irreparable resource hole we've created... and now they have to put the brakes on the outcomes to slowly shrink things through policy and other subtle methods so that, at some point, there can be growth again. Meanwhile, they're busy doing everything they can to ensure their lifestyle won't have to change in the post-collapse world. Seems a lot more conceivable than an abrupt economic crash resulting in rioting, widespread violence and people fleeing to the hills.
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even during the slow silent collapses, something happens that isn't so silent and things get much worse before they get better. WW2 would be an example of that. It was the cumulation of the Great Depression, which was clearly a global "silent sliding collapse".
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ever wonder where these came from

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THE MESSAGE OF THE GEORGIA GUIDESTONES
1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.
The Georgia Guidestones

What is the true significance of the American Stonehenge, and why is its covert message important? Because it confirms the fact that there was (maybe possibly still IS) a covert group intent on
(1) Dramatically reducing the population of the world.
(2) Promoting environmentalism.
(3) Establishing a world government.
(4) Promoting a new spirituality.
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The Georgia Guidestones

What is the true significance of the American Stonehenge, and why is its covert message important? Because it confirms the fact that there was (maybe possibly still IS) a covert group intent on
(1) Dramatically reducing the population of the world.
(2) Promoting environmentalism.
(3) Establishing a world government.
(4) Promoting a new spirituality.
Starting with themselves?


No, I didn't think so!



When was the global population 500 million? What did the world look like then?

The year was around 1500AD and it was the middle of what we call "the dark ages" in Europe. The orient, middle east and east, south and middle America were ruled by ruthless despots. Africa and North America were feuding tribes. Life expectancy was around 35 years.

Sounds great....
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Starting with themselves?


No, I didn't think so!



When was the global population 500 million? What did the world look like then?

The year was around 1500AD and it was the middle of what we call "the dark ages" in Europe. The orient, middle east and east, south and middle America were ruled by ruthless despots. Africa and North America were feuding tribes. Life expectancy was around 35 years.

Sounds great....
Yeah, kind of sad that the ignoramuses of the world think this would be wonderful ... Kill 95% of the human race to preserve 5% ... brilliant!
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While there is no denying that we have overpopulated the earth, 500 million does sound a bit low.

Honestly, the best things we can do to stop over population is to quit being so generous to those who are overpopulating; severely restrict immigration, no aid to 3rd world countries and no aid to domestic breeders. No need to to hold a lottery to see who lives.
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