posted on Nov, 15 2008 @ 11:27 PM
More and more people are confiding in me that they are extremely edgy about world events, particularly in the past two months. I'm hearing that many
individuals are not expressing their anxiety to others for fear of looking a bit kookie.
These are accountants, architects, psychologists, business owners.
If it was just you or a handful of people, then I'd assume paranoid delusions.
When I question people about this, I usually find that they have not yet been affected by the economic downturn. They still have a job, savings,
their bills paid and so forth. They do not express concerns about the economy so much, but something else altogether. I get the feeling they are
hoping someone will talk them out of their feelings of doom, or at least tell them to keep moving forward with their plans.
If you really ask people, while they acknowledge we're going to have a Depression, most will tell you it's a feeling of a natural disaster, nuclear
attack or complete devastation. Almost every one has said, "I don't know but something bad is coming" or, "Life as we know it is giong to
be vastly different." I usually follow it up with a question as to how they are sleeping, and no one has been sleeping well. Ask people about their
dreams. . .
The individuals I find who are prepping are those who are very pragmatic and not prone to believe in conspiracies. Talk to someone who was alive
during the first Depression, and you'll see them taking action as well. And they are all doing the same thing: buying food, guns, ammo, storing
water, growing a garden, saving money, buying gold, and so forth. Most have told me that they think there is "no escaping" this thing and all you
can do is be prepared to hunker down. It's global in nature, otherwise, I believe that we would be prompted to leave the country.
There is also another faction which is blindly optimistic. Included in this group would be my friend who works for a brokerage firm and expects to be
laid off in the near future. Their only other job experience is in construction. They tell me they are not worried, the market is just "correcting
itself." No kidding. Their opinion has not changed in the past two months.
My gut tells me that about 20% are preparing in some manner, and maybe 5% are really prepared well (as in six months supply of food, plenty of ammo,
cash or gold on hand, etc.) Less than 1% are pretty much self-sustaining.
I believe the people who are prepped are in a position to lead others through this crisis. I think everyone will come to a point of understanding
that you can't lock yourself in your bug out location indefinitely, and sooner or later we have to start rebuilding. . . once the chaos and crime
I also notice that the people who feel this palpable sense of doom ceased speaking about it in late October. They just don't discuss it with anyone
who doesn't feel the same way. Most tell me that's because they are afraid that others will see that they were probably preparing. It's like they
have accepted it's coming, they have been giving this feeling, they are going to do with it what they will.
I think we all know there are two groups in this and we're all on one side of the fence.
Me? I've always felt compelled to store seeds my entire life. I didn't start gardening until recently, but I've always had seeds on hand. I have
my preps in order and I feel this thing coming. . . like a heaviness in the air and it gets worse at around midnight to 2 a.m.
I have a friend who is a psychic who believes the US will be literally split in half. They have recurring dreams of tidal waves and explosions.
Trying living with that for a year.