posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 04:08 PM
The simple fact that the MSM has started reporting what they call the "real" unemployment rate (currently just under 18%) with more frequency
indicates to me just how bad things are. We all know that the 18% is just the tip of the iceberg, even though the MSM treats it as if it truly counts
every unemplyed American. Truth is, if a person was to consider the underemployed, unemployed, and discourage workers I'd bet dollars to donuts that
we're actually looking at a number somewhere around 23-25%, maybe even higher.
I watched a preposterous program last night about what the year 2100 could look like. I farted in the general direction of the program because it
decided to focus on Anthropogenic climate change, a topic which I feel is based on anthropogenic theories and profiteering rather than on any solid
scientific evidence. However, they did raise some very intriguing ideas about the actual collapse of the United States and the overall world. One
thing that struck me was a comment one of their "experts" made stating (paraphrasing) "societies do not collapse instantaneously, it is a gradual
process which takes a series of tribulations and crisis events which eventually "break" people and then the society itself crumbles." He also said
that something such as the collapse of the federal government would happen suddenly and wouldn't be obvious beforehand to the general population (ie:
one day all hell would break loose and when the people turn to the government, they would find it had lost all power and control.) While I disagree
with the causes for this collapse that they gave (climate change driven chaos) I certainly believe that the foundation for the manner in which a
collapse could occur is materializing before our very eyes. If this economy doesn't get under control soon, including spending our future
generations into crushing debt and eventually being unable to finance any debt on any level (public or private, international or domestic), we're
going to have more and more people reach their breaking point and the end result will be devastating.