posted on Nov, 30 2012 @ 01:47 PM
For a long time I believed that there would be some kind of identifiable SHTF "moment." Something like the flip of a switch, a real event. Maybe it
would be another 911-style attack. Maybe the FEMA camp thing. Maybe a true economic meltdown that empties the grocery store shelves. Heck, maybe even
an alien invasion, project blue-beam, or one of the more far-out theories. Something that changes the world as we know it forever.
I no longer believe this. Instead, in some ways, the truth is worse.
I now think things will just get steadily worse without there ever being a sudden shift. Rather than the coyote going over the cliff, its the slow
boiling of the frog in water. We will gradually adjust to worse and worse conditions until the lives of people in the "advanced nations" are more or
less the same as those in the third world. And people will put up with it! Millions live in terrible poverty in China, India and Africa without
revolting. Americans, Canadians, Australians, and Europeans will slowly learn the pleasures of the same way of life. The texture of daily life will
get worse one day at a time but it will happen slowly enough that people will get used to it.
Any given day will be similar to the one before it and the one after it, but over time the change will come. People will accept the miserable
conditions as "the new normal" and if you point it out people will say you are a "doom and gloomer" or at most say "yeah, ain't it a shame,
things used to be great when I was a kid..." More riots, more shortages, maybe black markets. Less and less freedom, more and more survalience.
Better pharmaceuticals and virtual reality to take your mind off it all. Fewer and fewer opportunities, grimier and dirtier living conditions, more
people jostling to get a piece of a pie that keeps on shrinking.
Not with a bang, but with a whimper.