.... if it does not turn out to be an extinction level event, that is.
It just occured to me that the US has been sitting on a ticking time bomb all this while : Yellowstone, a super volcano which has been long overdue
for quite some now.
Imagine it goes off tomorrow...its going to be the ultimate SHTF scenario.... perhaps for the whole world. Could yellowstone be the one event that
changes life as we know it? What makes yellowstone different from other game-changing natural disasters is that its right here under our feet and is
not some speculative space body like a doomsday comet or asteroid, which we can detect from thousands of miles away.
Here I will try and speculate what I think *might* happen if Yellowstone wakes up.
1. North America...
America would rethink its priorities. They would suddenly lose interest in chasing terrorists and reshaping the middle east. The military would
perhaps be called back for massive rescue/reconstruction operations.... OR would continue wherever they are (Afghanistan or in the future, Iran etc)
with very low morale knowing their loved ones are in deep trouble up back home. All government efforts (assuming there will be a functioning
government left) would be directed towards rescue/rehabilitation/reconstruction of Americans. If not there will be mass panic on every
street...deaths, rioting, looting, the works. Complete chaos.
Basically America would be severely weakened and the powers on the other side of the planet would take this as an opportunity and start planning to
reshape the world THEIR way. America would bow out of the global stage and we would see "a" new world order emerging... with Russia and China
dominating the scene.
2. Israel and the middle east
America gone = Israel scared.
If this scenario ever comes to pass, it is assured that Israel will go into panic mode and be on their toes 24/7. With their only real friend gone, it
will find itself all alone in a big bad neighbourhood... with people who have scores to settle with them, and NOT having to worry about an American
intervention should they decide to settle a few scores.
Even if Israel takes out a few major Arab cities, it will be the last thing that they will every do. The resulting hordes of Arab/Muslim armies will
over run Israel, once and for all. Consider the middle east re-shaped.
Religious groups wil become hyper-active (as they normally do when major natural disaster strikes.)
They will see it as a sure sign that the end is drawing near. Preachers will be quoting Revelations 9:2 over and over again. Interesting to note that
muslims believe that a "smoke" is a sign of the end. Not much else is said, but Im guessing that a supervolcano would release so much ash into the
atmosphere, that it would look like one giant chimney, definitely an image that will burn into the minds of people.
4. Elsewhere in the entire world.
Then we are pretty much screwed globally.
A clear blue sky would become a distant memory... we will all be living under a dark gray sky.... what life might be after the initial panic in our
respective countries is anyones guess. But one thing is certain, the world having come under a single calamity will finally realise a need to unite.
Global politics will be re-shaped. New coalitions will be made... and a new world order will arise, whether power is held by one body or as a global
6. Those who are already attempting to establish a new world order....
Natural disasters on a magnitude such as yellowstones are something they are unprepared for.
Such disasters, might do one of two things...
Completely rout their plans for world domination and free humanity from their grip once and for all.
Complely work towards their advantage, giving them the opportunity to re-shape the world the way they want to.
If so, then society would be in their hands, if they provide a "solution" to the effects of a Yellowstone event. Food... running water.... shelters...
electricity... protection etc. Survivors will be herded like cattle in a barn.
As part of rehabilitation/ rescue operations, authorities would exercise strict control over society.
RFID tracking devices would be introduced as beneficial for people in the crisis. What better reason would a government need to convince people? "Its
for your own benefit".
It is from this point onwards that we may enter a new world order....
ENDNOTE : Yellowstone is just one of the many scenarios that could bring in a new world order. The premise of this thread is that a super
disaster would change everything we know bringing in a new world order.
What are your thoughts, ATS?
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