The avatar of r2d246 is very cool. That out of the way, what is really going on is complete and utter collapse of the world finance and banking
system. That single fact is the reason for a lot of what has already been described in the posts above, such as the news of the large ammunition
purchase by the US government department FEMA.
We have had recessions before, they are regular occurrences. We have had depressions before, but we have never had one like that we are currently in -
since 2008. Consider, the world economy is totally intertwined. The US like the rest of the world waits for the Chinese economy to kick start the
global one, because only the Chinese economy at this point can. And yet, the US constrains China, for good reason. The US no way wants to lose the
priviliges that go with having the world reserve currency. China has already convinced a number of countries to do business in the renminbei (China's
currency), Germany, Russia, Brazil and many others all trade with China using that currency. This is significant, why? because before all world trade
was done using the US dollar, giving the US a supreme advantage.
If the US were to lose its dollar world currency status the outcome for Americans would be absolutely devastating. A good article on the subject
America once used foriegn diplomacy to solve international issues, now it uses its military muscle, simply because it has no other solution. Its
military is the strongest by far in the world. You need to keep in mind ever since World War 2 the USA has been the very apex of world capitalism. It
has been if you like 'the gold standard'. At least it was until the Bretton Woods system fixing the value of the dollar to gold was removed during
Tricky Dicks presidency in the 1970's. The reason they did away with that system was there were already by then too many dollars floating around
(okay, created by the banking system) in the world than there was gold in Fort Knox. They decided to let the dollar find its own value.
Now we are where we are. Capitalism has gone from being sick to becoming a zombie, staggering around without a brain of its own, to all intents and
purposes deader than a dead dingo's donger. But staggering onwards still.
The world cannot reverse out of the situation, it is systematic, and total distruction from within.
Since 2008 we have seen government after government inacting austerity measures designed to make the workers of the world pay for the gambling of the
financial and ruling elites. In the US, Wall Street gets millions of tax payers money, while the tax payers are taxed ever more, either directly or
through slash and burn measures on social services. Companies react to higher costs by shedding workers. Without work people have less to spend, the
economy gets worse, and so on.
In the 1980's companies were the targets of corporate raiders, now its entire nations (like Greece) that get raided. And yes people are correct, soon
the financial elites will focus on America, after the easier targets, like Spain, and Italy and Portugal fall. Maybe they will hit Japan before
America, or maybe it will be right across the world at the same time.
Before that though, there is going to be massive unrest, just about everywhere. The Chinese are rioting now.
So it isn't as if you have to look any further than the economic catastrophic slow train wreak we are all in. Of course, nibiru might show up at the
end of the year, the Sun may explode, they might micro chip you while you sleep in your bed. I suggest though, that a lot of these conspiracy theories
on ATS and across the net are likely to be the products of psyops. Governments do not want you looking at the economy, and what their controllers, the
financial elites, the ruling class if you will, are up to. They want you confused, frightened, running around like those woolly things out there in
the country side, bunched up together against the fence and baaing plaintively - and then accepting their new Charles Dickens like working conditions.
$2 an hour if you are lucky.
There is what is really going on.